We had a letter from a few days ago, who is in , and is expecting to leave for England as soon as reaches him. He requested to know in his letter if converted Jews are to go to or to come to . I therefore wish you to inform him that converted Jews must come here. If Elder s & s testimony to the Jews at should be received then they may know “that the set time hath come”: I will write more particular instructions to them afterwards. Your
Your families are well and generally in good spirits, and bear their privations with Christian fortitude and patience.
’ question respecting arriving in the spring is answered. I shall be very happy to see him & his family & likewise , tell him that Bro Thompson is making preparations for his coming.
With respect to the rout best to be taken I think you will be better able to <give> advise than myself. But I would not advise coming round by the lakes. And it would not be prudent to come via in the sickly season. but in the spring or fall or winter it might do. Give my kind love to all the brethren, and sisters, and tell them I should have been pleased to have come over to England to see them, but am afraid that I shall be under the necessity of remaining here for some time, therefore I give them a pressing invitation to come and see me. I am Dr Brethren Yours Affectionately Joseph Smith [p. ]