::R1361 : inside back cover::
To MRS. C. T. RUSSELL, SECRETARY
TOWER TRACT SOCIETY:
DEAR SISTER:—I have read with interest the account of the openings for the TRACT and DAWN work in foreign lands and here at home. I need not tell you that I am deeply interested in the spread of the Glad Tidings of the lengths and breadths, the heights and depths of redeeming love expressed for us in God’s great Plan of the Ages.
I am anxious to use myself—every power, every talent, voice, time, money, influence, all—to spread to others this knowledge which has so greatly blessed, cheered and comforted my own heart and placed my feet firmly upon the Rock of Ages.
I have been considering carefully and praying to be instructed how to use my various talents more to my Redeemer’s glory and for the service of his people—those blinded by human tradition who are, nevertheless, hungering for “the good Word of God,” and those, also, who are naked, not having on the wedding garment of Christ’s imputed righteousness, the unjustified who stand at best in the filthy rags of their own righteousness. I have decided that so far as my “money talent” goes, I will follow the rule so clearly laid down for us by the great Apostle Paul (1 Cor. 16:2), and will lay aside on the first day of each week, according to my thankful appreciation of the Lord’s blessings during the preceding week. Out of this fund I wish to contribute to the several parts of the Lord’s work specified on the back of this letter. Of course I cannot in advance judge of or state particularly what the Lord’s bounty may enable me to set apart weekly, and hence you will understand the sums put down to each object to be merely my conjecture or hope, based upon present prospects. I will endeavor to contribute more than I here specify; and should I not succeed in doing so well, the Lord will know my heart and you will also know of my endeavors.
My only object in specifying in advance what I hope to be able to do in this cause, is to enable those in charge of the work of publishing and circulating the TRACTS, etc., to form estimates, lay plans, make contracts, etc., with some idea of what I will at least try to do in the exercise of this my highly appreciated privilege.
Post Office __________ State __________
(Should you approve of the plan suggested above, please cut out and sign one of these letters and forward as per directions on the other side, keeping the other for your own remembrance.)
SHOULD YOU APPROVE OF THE PLAN SUGGESTED ON THE OTHER SIDE, ONE OF THESE SLIPS, WHEN FILLED OUT, SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO
The Tower Tract Society,
ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
THE OTHER SHOULD BE PRESERVED FOR YOUR OWN REMEMBRANCE.
Communications to the TOWER PUBLISHING CO. relative to DAWNS or TOWER may be enclosed in the same envelope.
— November, 1891 —