Letter from Sidney Rigdon, 10 April 1839

Quincy Ill, April 10th 1839
To the Saints in prison, Greeting.
In the midst of a crowd of business I haste to send a few  lines by the hand of Br Mace our Messenger.
We wish you to know that our  friendship is unabating and our exertions for your delivery, and that of the Church  unceasing. For this purpose we have laboured to secure the friendship of the  Governor of this State with all the principal men in this place. In this we have  succeeded beyond our highest anticipations. Governor [Thomas] Carland Carlin assured us last  evening, that he would lay our case before the Legislature of this State and have the  action of that body upon it; and he would use all his influence to have an action [p. 4]