Feb 20th. 1840
I received a letter this morning from t. [Sidney] Rigdon ; who writes that he missed having the chills one week but that it had returned again— I forwar ded him a letter from Judge Young . Mr’s Richey has just received a letter from Baltimore in answer to one that she lately sent, stating that none of our are there preaching; which gives me reason to think that is not there. I have recd. the letter you gave me, mailed at Dayton. Bro. Pratt has gone home, Mr Richards has forsaken use, a And also has not paid me the money which we lent him.
says he has not recd. any funds yet. I was obliged I was obliged to let Bro. Pratt have money to go home, and likewis to pay his board here; which will take about all the borrowed money we owed him. Consequently it will not be many weeks before I shall send for more
Judge Young made no objections to honoring the order from . I wish you would comfort my wife. If you have an opportunity I should be very glad to receive a word of comfort by letter or by the Boys. writes for me not to think of publishing the documents now as we have not the means of so doing. I shall write again soon. Be assured as ever of the best feelings of my heart. Give my love to all enquiring friends
Jos. Smith Jr.}
P.S. I do not preach publickly just now for I have not time: but am preaching privately. Some of them have got so much self righteousness that I have not been able [to] do much with them yet. yet [p. 96]