History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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<March 5  ’ Letter> , , and went to see , week before last,  brn , , and myself are of opinion that it is not wisdom to make a  trade with the at present, possibly it may be wisdom to effect a trade hereafter—
The people <here> receive us — — kindly — — — they have contributed near $100. Cash, besides other  property for the relief of the suffering among our people. Brother Joseph’s lives  at Judge [John] Cleveland’s, I have not seen her, but I sent her word of this opportunity  to send to you. ’s wife lives not far from me, I have been to see her  a number of times, her health was very poor when she arrived but she has been  getting better, she knows of this opportunity to send. I saw Sister Wright [Harriet Benton Wight] soon after  her arrival here, all were well. I understand that she has moved out about two  miles with Father & John Higbee who are fishing this Spring— Sister [Eunice Fitzgerald] Mc.Rae  is here, living with Br. Henderson and is well I believe she knows of this opportunity  to send. ’s family I have not seen, and do not know that she has  got here as yet, She however may be upon the other side of the , the ice has  run these three days past so that there has been no crossing, the weather is now  moderating and the crossing will soon commence again. This place is full  of our people, yet they are scattering off nearly all the while. I expect to start  tomorrow for Pittsfield, Pike Co. Ill. about 45 miles S. E. from this place. Br.   told me this morning that he expected that his ,  , and himself would go on a farm about 20 miles N. E. from this place—  Some of the leading men have given us, (that is our people) an invitation to  settle in and about this place, many no doubt will stay here—
Brn I hope that you will bear patiently the privations that you are called to  endure— the Lord will deliver in his own due time— Your letter respecting  the trade with was not received here until after our return from his  residence at the head of the shoals or rapids. If were not here  we might (after receiving your letter) come to a different conclusion respecting that  trade. There are some here that are sanguine that we ought to trade with  the . and are not here, and have not been, as  I know of. and have settled some 20 or 25 miles N. of this  place for the present. A Br. Lee who lived near Hawns Mill died on the opposite  side of the a few days since, preached his funeral Sermon in the  Court House. It is a general time of health here, We greatly desire to see you, and to  have you enjoy your freedom. The Citizens here are willing, that we should enjoy the  privileges guaranteed to all civil people without molestation— I remain your Brother in  the Lord. —” -[directed]- “To Joseph Smith Jr. and others confined in Liberty  Jail Mo.
6 March 1839 • Wednesday
<6.   to Joseph> “, Illinois March 6th. 1839. Brethren and Joseph— Having an  opportunity to send a line to you, I do not feel disposed to let it slip unnoticed,  ’s family have all arrived in this , except you two, and could I but see  your faces, this side of the , and know and realize that you had been  delivered from your enemies, it would certainly light up a new gleam of hope in our  bosoms nothing could be more satisfactory, nothing could give us more joy.  and Children are well, they live three miles from here, and have a tolerable good place [p. 892]
March 5 ’ Letter , , and went to see , week before last, brn , , and myself are of opinion that it is not wisdom to make a trade with the at present, possibly it may be wisdom to effect a trade hereafter—
The people here receive us — — kindly — — — they have contributed near $100. Cash, besides other property for the relief of the suffering among our people. Brother Joseph’s lives at Judge John Cleveland’s, I have not seen her, but I sent her word of this opportunity to send to you. ’s wife lives not far from me, I have been to see her a number of times, her health was very poor when she arrived but she has been getting better, she knows of this opportunity to send. I saw Sister Wright [Harriet Benton Wight] soon after her arrival here, all were well. I understand that she has moved out about two miles with Father & John Higbee who are fishing this Spring— Sister Eunice Fitzgerald Mc.Rae is here, living with Br. Henderson and is well I believe she knows of this opportunity to send. ’s family I have not seen, and do not know that she has got here as yet, She however may be upon the other side of the , the ice has run these three days past so that there has been no crossing, the weather is now moderating and the crossing will soon commence again. This place is full of our people, yet they are scattering off nearly all the while. I expect to start tomorrow for Pittsfield, Pike Co. Ill. about 45 miles S. E. from this place. Br. told me this morning that he expected that his , , and himself would go on a farm about 20 miles N. E. from this place— Some of the leading men have given us, (that is our people) an invitation to settle in and about this place, many no doubt will stay here—
Brn I hope that you will bear patiently the privations that you are called to endure— the Lord will deliver in his own due time— Your letter respecting the trade with was not received here until after our return from his residence at the head of the shoals or rapids. If were not here we might (after receiving your letter) come to a different conclusion respecting that trade. There are some here that are sanguine that we ought to trade with the . and are not here, and have not been, as I know of. and have settled some 20 or 25 miles N. of this place for the present. A Br. Lee who lived near Hawns Mill died on the opposite side of the a few days since, preached his funeral Sermon in the Court House. It is a general time of health here, We greatly desire to see you, and to have you enjoy your freedom. The Citizens here are willing, that we should enjoy the privileges guaranteed to all civil people without molestation— I remain your Brother in the Lord. —” -[directed]- “To Joseph Smith Jr. and others confined in Liberty Jail Mo.”
6 March 1839 • Wednesday
6. to Joseph “, Illinois March 6th. 1839. Brethren and Joseph— Having an opportunity to send a line to you, I do not feel disposed to let it slip unnoticed, ’s family have all arrived in this , except you two, and could I but see your faces, this side of the , and know and realize that you had been delivered from your enemies, it would certainly light up a new gleam of hope in our bosoms nothing could be more satisfactory, nothing could give us more joy. and Children are well, they live three miles from here, and have a tolerable good place [p. 892]
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