Religious fervour and financial worries
Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by praising their recent letter and health, wishing God's peace upon them. He shares that he is "am more firmly determined than ever before to lay myself totally on the altar of God." He also notes that his health is better and that attendance at a recent assembly was sparse. Anthes comments about the family's tight financial situation and sends well wishes to family and friends. In an addendum he asks his parents to make arrangement for payments and accounts receivable explaining that his income from the Mission only covers a quarter of the family's expenses and that winter will be hard.
Handwritten German letter in black ink cursive.
Translator’s note: Uncharacteristically for his correspondence, Anthes inserts what appear to be exclamation marks at the close of many clauses on the first page and a few others on the subsequent pages. These give this letter a particularly fervent quality.
Rieder and Anthes family fonds
Correspondence Received by Others
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Rieder and Anthes family fonds. Religious fervour and financial worries. GA200-4-28-19.