[To part of his family.] Pulverbach, 2 September 1838.
I have this day had a sweet token of God's approbation and presence, in being so divinely supported and comforted in taking leave of my poor little set of people here. The Lord has been with me through a host of difficulties. I dared not leave them sooner, and am now sure I have done right, by the sweet and powerful sense I have of the love of God in Christ.
I hope the Lord will protect you while I am away. I desire to move tenderly, and in obedience to his heavenly dictates. May he now further preserve me in the journey before me; and in due time bless you all with his life-giving power, and then your end will be happy.
So prays Yours affectionately, J. B.