Lawrence, June 30, 1857.
Dear Sir, — I send you by the bearer, Richard Realf, one hundred and fifty dollars, minus the reasonable expenses of the messenger on his way up. You will please make arrangements for him to return with you. Your friends are desirous of seeing you. The dangers that threatened the Territory and individuals have been removed, in the shape of quashed indictments. Your furniture can be brought and safely stored while you are seeking a location; and your family can find board among the settlers. Hoping to see you soon in good health, I remain, as ever,
E. B. W.
SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 396-7