Letter from John Bernhisel, 12 July 1841

I have delivered your Message to the Bretheren here  respecting your reply to their letter on the subject of  baptism for the dead. We were rejoiced to here that  you were delivered out of the hands of wicked and  ungodly men. It was reported that you designed making  us a visit about the latter part of May, we therefore  anxiously expected you, but it is superfluous to add  that were disappointed. I have for several weeks past  transmitted the New York Evangelist to the Editors of  the Times & Seasons, if it is of no service to them, please  say to them if they will return a no. I will discontinue  sending it. Elder John E. Page arrived in this city on the  6th instant, on his way to Jerusalem, and will sail for  Liverpool in a few days. Elder [Wilford] Woodruff has not yet  returned from the state of Maine. We have had the  pleasure of a flying visit from Elders Hiram [Hyrum] Smith,  Wm [Law] & Wilson Law. I tender to you my grateful acknow ledgments for your kind offer to attend to this affair, but  it is with some reluctance that I accept it, for your are  no doubt almost overwhelmed with business.
With sentiments of the highest  Regard I am yours in the Gospel
John M. Bernhisel
176 Hudson street
P. S. Elder Page delivered three discourses yesterday to crowded  congregations, and requests me to present his best respects [p. [2]]
John Bernhisel, Letter, New York City, NY, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 12 July 1841; handwriting of John Bernhisel; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.