March 11, 1840.
After I left you, I came to my ’s house in the same 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.
I have 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 and 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.
After haveing 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 much.
-[Our here is prospering, and many are comeing into it. is
improveing very fast. It is almost incredible to see what amt. of labor has been performed
here during the winter [p. ]