Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Father in law, , 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 untill 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 accept  trade with the . and are not here, and have  not been here 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  Hawn’s Mill died on the opposite side of the river a few days since, preached  his funeral sermon in the Courthouse.
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 moles tation.
I remain your brother in the Lord.
To Joseph Smith Junr and others)
confined in Liberty Jael.)
Mo.

Letter from Sidney Rigdon • 10 April 1839

Ill, April 10th 1839
To the Saints in prison, Greeting.
In the midst of a crowd of business I haste to send a few  lines by the hand of Br Mace our Messenger.
We wish you to know that our  friendship is unabating and our exertions for your delivery, and that of the  unceasing. For this purpose we have laboured to secure the friendship of the   of this with all the principal men in this place. In this we have  succeeded beyond our highest anticipations. assured us last  evening, that he would lay our case before the Legislature of this and have the  action of that body upon it; and he would use all his influence to have an action [p. 4]
Father in law, , 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 untill 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 here 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 Hawn’s Mill died on the opposite side of the river a few days since, preached his funeral sermon in the Courthouse.
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.
To Joseph Smith Junr and others)
confined in Liberty Jael.)
Mo.

Letter from Sidney Rigdon • 10 April 1839

Ill, April 10th 1839
To the Saints in prison, Greeting.
In the midst of a crowd of business I haste to send a few lines by the hand of Br Mace our Messenger.
We wish you to know that our friendship is unabating and our exertions for your delivery, and that of the unceasing. For this purpose we have laboured to secure the friendship of the of this with all the principal men in this place. In this we have succeeded beyond our highest anticipations. assured us last evening, that he would lay our case before the Legislature of this and have the action of that body upon it; and he would use all his influence to have an action [p. 4]
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