1841 ROBERT MOFFAT. Autograph Missionary Letter for Africa's Evangelization!

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An attractive single page framing example autograph letter by Robert Moffat. Moffat was back in England during 1841 to raise funds and in support of his book. The present shows him a bit frayed, eager to get back to the land he loved, laboring for the salvation of the people and the liberation of the Bechuana from the slave trade. It is perhaps slavery that is directly in Moffat's mind in his prayer for the "civilization" of Africa. 

35 Queens Row, Walmouth
May 5, 1841

My Dear Friend,

Your invitation I have just
now this moment received
& I am very sorry that it is
beyond my power to attend
the special meeting of your
committee as I leave
for France tomorrow
forenoon. May the wisdom
which cometh down
from above be experienced
that the civilizing of poor
Africa may be hastened
by its evangelization.

In haste, dear Sir,
Yours with much esteem,
Robert Moffat

Good, mounted to larger sheet, some wear at right edge and minor stain at upper right. A bit worn, but attractive and legible.