This is a portion of a letter sent to Rabbi Shneur Zalman Duchman, one of the active members of the chassidic brotherhood.

[8 Kislev, 5709]

..I received your two letters of 23 and 24 MarCheshvan which brought me joy, particularly your accounts of the chassidic stories and adages.1 I am hurrying to acknowledge my receipt of them so that you too will hurry to continue to write your memoirs and send them here. Undoubtedly, this will [ultimately] benefit people at large.