<January 2> there may be many who do not value your labors. their sectarian prejudices being greater than their love for truth and the Constitution of our ; yet there are — — many who will undoubtedly appreciate your services, and will feel it a pleasure to assist you all that they possibly can.
Conscious of the righteousness of your cause— having the prayer of the Saints (amongst whom are — — many who have shared with you the trials persecutions and imprisonments which have been heaped upon the Saints in ) and having the approval of Heaven, I would say, go on dear Brethren in the name of the Lord, and while you are pleading the cause of the Widow and the Fatherless, may He who has promised to be a Father to the Fatherless, and a husband to the Widow, bless you in your undertaking, and arm you with sufficient strength for the herculean task in which you are engaged: Your exertions will be seconded by the Brethren in this region, who are disposed to do all they possibly can. I had just got ready to start for when I received your letter, I no sooner read it, than I abandoned the idea of going there; I then made exertions to obtain funds for you in this place; but not being able to get any, and hearing that there were brethren in lately from ; I started off the following day and succeeded in obtaining from Brother Herringshaw three hundred dollars, which I deposited with Messrs. Holmes and Co. Merchants in , subject to the order of ; the reason why I deposited it with them was, in consequence of the banks not doing any business and refusing to take deposits &c. I hope that we shall be able to raise you some more soon; Brother has promised to let us have one hundred dollars as soon as he gets a remittance from the East, which he expects daily. We have not been able to get much on the lots since you left, not more than enough to pay some wages for surveying, and a few debts; Brother returned the Subscription paper a few days ago, stating that he had not collected any thing since you left; In consequence of my health which has been poor and the coldness of the Weather I have not been able to attend to it myself, I hardly think we shall be able to raise the one thousand dollars for Mr. William White by the time he will expect it. is yet in ; not being able to move in consequence of the low stage of water in the Ohio River; I received a letter lately from , stating that he was in the City of , had published another Edition of his book and wanted permission to print an Edition of the Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants, &c, with a periodical similar to the “Times and Seasons,” stating that there were men who had means, that would assist in these things— He likewise wanted to get privilege for the Twelve to print the Book of Mormon &c in Europe; I wrote in reply, that if there were any of the Brethren disposed to aid, and had means to spare for [p. 1006]