Lewis Hayden writes: "All classes rich, poor, all colors assemble together in our unfinished church. Prejudice vanishes." Through Lewis Hayden's correspondence with Isaac J. Rice, a missionary at Amherstburg, he has learned of Rice's suffering and his struggles to get a common school education for the colored people. Hayden comments about Isaac J. Rice: "Like yourself, he knows no bounds to love. He is doing more for the real benefit [of] the cause than any one ever in Canada."