Letter from Sidney Rigdon, 3 April 1840

at Vermont, he is well. You may also say to them  that the prospect of my speedy restoration to health,  is flattering at present; and that I will be there,  as soon as I think my health sufficient for the  journey. I expect to return to Phild. week after  next, and will not tarry one day longer that I  think my health requires.
My company is all gone, &  am entirely alone; but it is all right, there is no  blame, I should have been very glad to have  been at the Conference; but as I cannot, I repine  not.
Beleive me Your br. in the hope of eternal  life as ever
Elder J. Smith jr. [p. 127]
Sidney Rigdon, letter, NJ, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 3 Apr. 1840; handwriting of Howard Coray; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 125–127; JS Collection, CHL.