March 11, 1840.
After I left
you, I came to my ’s house in
day; and there I learned that my
was sick, and that he was not expected
to live— had called his children together &c. my Bro.
had left home for this place the day
before I arrived there. But when I arrived here I found him a little
better, but was quite low yet. Since that time, he has been much
afflicted with the ague, but is now recov ering. With that exception we are
all well at pres ent; and it is a general time of health here now.
delivered two discourses in this place since my return— giveing a brief
history of our journy the reception we met with by the president &c.
and the general feeling towards us in
other places. The effect has been to turn the entire mass of the
people, even to an individual, so far as I have learned on the other side
of the great political question—
I find that we
have lost nothing by our change; but have gained friends and influence.
The fact is, we were compelled to change in consequence of seeing a
disposition manifest to turn a deaf ear to the cries of suffering
innocence. When we can see a disposition in our chief magistrate to
sacrifice the rights of the poor at the shrine of popularity, it is
high time to cast off such an individual.
formed an acquaintance with you, and a very intimate one too, for the last
4 months, and I need not say an agreeable one
too, I feel quite anxious to
see you after a short separation, I hope you can make it convenient
to come up and see us soon. I want to get hold of your journal very
here is prospering, and many are
comeing into it.
very fast. It is almost incredible to see what amt. of labor has been
performed here during the winter