A rather rare piece of LMS ephemera entirely in the hand of Malagasy and Jewish Missionary, Joseph John Freeman.
Joseph John Freeman [J. J. Freeman] was an important early 19th century missionary to Madagascar and published an account of the work there, the persecution of the Christians, a Malagasy grammar, and more. With age, he returned to England and became the Home Secretary for the London Missionary Society.
He was also interested in bringing the Gospel to the group of Jewish settlers who were living in Jamaica and in 1843 published A Gentile’s Entreaty. Addresses to the Jews in Jamaica.
The present letter, a 2pp ALS on London Missionary Society letter head dated to February 22, 1848, is with regard to a legal matter. Freeman recommends having some competent lay person review the deed rather than bring in legal counsel at considerable expense since the matter is of no serious consequence.
Addressed to Rev. W. Mackray.