The Assembly in a City; Licensing Meeting Rooms

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Dear——-,—I know nothing of what has passed in London but what you have sent me, for which I thank you. I regret the licensing of W. Street, because I look on it as a point of union with the world. It requires ten or twenty heads of families to have it...
About the unity of the saints in London my charity is anxious—about the means little. Independent churches would be a serious matter, and there has been an effort of the enemy that way. But I await the dealings of God.
I have had excellent meetings round here, and in the Canton of Neuchatel. There is certainly a desire to hear, and in some cases conversion, but I do not know that in the old meetings there is much energy of life. In numbers there is progress generally. In France evangelization is blessed, but there are weak points in the old meetings.... I answer a number of letters arriving at Lausanne for an evening....
If the Lord gives me time in England I shall probably print the whole New Testament, when I have thoroughly revised it. But I often regret not being wholly in active work, and thus hesitate between localized labor, which often spreads wide, and evangelizing on fresh ground, where I am always happy. I find a full simple gospel always received gladly by some; and it is good to face the world.... We want more devotedness everywhere—that is the great point. My natural spirit longs for quiet work at a center; but whatever the Lord wills. Affectionately yours.
October, 1860.