By the Grace of G‑d
29 Kislev, 5720 [1959]

Blessings and Greetings!

[...] As1 we heard from my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe [Rayatz], when a soldier sets out to the battlefield, he strides forth to the joyful rhythm of a triumphal march. This makes it possible for the victory to be greater and speedier.

The same applies to the subject mentioned above.2 If you, and all those who are active together with you, step out with a joyful certainty that your efforts will be victorious, that victory will be easier, sooner, and greater. [...]

Above all, one must strengthen one’s trust — that Chassidus will hold its ground everywhere, including [your hometown]. Accordingly, happy is your lot that you are involved in this task, a task that should be carried out “with joy and with a gladsome heart,” in the spirit that our forebears, the Rebbeim, expect of every individual.

With blessings for good news in all the above,