Tabor, Iowa, Feb. 10, 1859.
Dear Wife And Children, All, — I am once more in Iowa, through the great mercy of God. Those with me, and other friends, are well. I hope soon to be at a point where I can learn of your welfare, and perhaps send you something besides my good wishes. I suppose you get the common news. May the God of my fathers be your God!
SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 490