22 June 1823
Ann Judson, on the ship Edward Newton, to Mrs. Baldwin, Boston, 22 June 1823.
22d June, 1823.
My Dear Doctor and Mrs Baldwin,
I embrace the last moments, in view of my native shores, to drop you a few hasty lines, which my brother will communicate to you. I should do injustice to my own feelings, did I not reverently acknowledge the many thousand obligations to which your uniform kindness has subjected me – Never shall I forget all your goodness to me – never shall I cease to thank our heavenly Father for the sweet Christian intercourse I have enjoy’d with the venerable father of our denomination, in my native country – and when far away, it will afford me a great source of gratification to know that the prayers of himself & his dear companion will daily ascend in behalf of ourselves & the mission.
I regret that we had not more opportunities for Christian intercourse before our separation. Oh! may we be prepared to meet in that world, where adieus, & farewell, are sounds unknown –
Pray for you affectionate sister
Ann H. Judson
Address: Rev. Dr and Mrs Baldwin | Boston
Text: Ann Judson Papers, RG 1108, American Baptist Historical Society Archives, Atlanta, GA.