Ravaud Kearney Rodgers to Benjamin Franklin Butler, 19 February 1820
Ravaud K[earney] Rodgers to Benjamin F[ranklin] Butler, 19 February 
Saturday Feby 19,
My dear Sir.
I arrived in this place on Thursday from the North, where I have been for the last fortnight, Since my return, I have determined to comply with the request of your people to remain among them one year. It will be necessary for me to go to NYork to make some preparations. I preach here [tom]orrow & on Tuesday I shall take the [sta]ge for Albany where I shall ^be^ that Evening. I will call at Mr. VanBurens to see you as soon as I reach the city. Mr. Hitchcock requests me to say that you had better stay in Albany untill after the meeting on Tuesday. Bank concerns go on as usual. I have thought it the best plan to state to the people my determination to remain here & that I will commence my labors among them the first Sabbath in April. With my best respects to Mrs. B.
I remain yours with esteem
Ravaud K. Rodgers