month. I <myse[l]f> and br. went into the county east, which is and is about 40 miles; And in the name of Jesus we called on the people to repent, many
of whom are, I believe, earnestly searching for truth, and if sincerely, I pray they may find that precious treasure,— for it seems to be wholly fallen in the streets <so> that equity, <cannot enter.>
The Letter we received from you informed us that the op position was great against you; now our beloved brethren we verily believe that we also can rejoice that we are counted worthy to suffer shame for his name, for almost the whole country, which consists of universalists, Atheists, Deists, Pres byterians, Methodists, Baptists, and professed Christian priests, and people, with all the devils from the infernal pit, are uni ted, and foaming out their own shame; God forbid
that I should bring a railing accusation against them, for venge ance belongeth to him who is able to repay: and herein, breth ren, we confide.
I am informed of an other tribe of , lately, who have abundance of flocks of the best kind of sheep and cattle, and they manufacture blankets of superior quality. The tribe is very numerous; they live three hundred miles west of Santa Fe, and are called Navashoes; Why I mention this tribe is, because I feel under obligations to communicate to my brethren every information concerning the Lamanites, that I meet with in <my> labors and travels, believing
as I do that much is expected from me, in the cause of our Lord; and doubting not but I am daily remembered before the throne of the most High; by all of my brethren, as well those who have not seen my face in the flesh, as those who have.
We begin to expect our brother [Parley P.] Pratt soon; we have heard from him only when he was at . We are all well, (bless the Lord!) and preach the gospel we will, if earth and hell opposed our way, and we dwell in the midst of scorpions: for in Jesus we trust: grace be with you all. Amen.
P.S. I beseech to remember to and write, and direct to me,— , Jackson Co. Missouri