sincerely solicit your special prayers sealed with a harty Amen. is truly a humble servant of the Lord & very agreeable companion in the ministry; our hearts are one our faith is one, and the Strong holds of Satan quake before us. We desire to have grace to perform our mission that we may return to our families & bretheren with triumph & joy. I anticipate that is in & I am waiting to obtain a few copies of the third Edition of the Book
of Mormon. To raise means is hard, yet <we trust> in the Lord. I shall go to as soon as possible.
I have thirteen in , many are believing, and some halting between two opinions, and have baptized in all since I star[te]d Eighty four. I have had a vision from the Lord, which manifested the present state of the world respecting the Jews, , the remnant of Israel, and also, the world— as hasty summer fruit so is this nation— as a vineyard of grapes fully ripe, ready to be gathered for the Press so are all the nations of the earth.
I want the to send some faithful and competent elder to this place to nurse the seed or word that has [been] sown here, and shall leave this matter <with> to lay bef ore the conference. Elders [Samuel] Bent & are here and are using all their energies of both mind and body to fill their calling; I them deem them amply qualified to discharge the functions of their office, provided they keep humble.
Dear brethren remember me to my family, and pray for them— remember me to and also all of the wives of the Elders in particular whose husbands are in the field. Tell them to pray for us. I hope the authorities of the church will see that they are provided for, for food and raiment that they may enjoy life with you. Yours in the bonds of the
Elder [p. 182]