as to getting the temporary house erected which you desired, I have not been able to find any person willing to take hold of the job, and have thought that perhaps you may meet with some person at who could take it in hand.
Business goes on with us in quite a lively manner and we hope soon to have the acquisition of and family, with other friends to assist us in our arduous, but glorious undertaking. Our families are all well and as far as we have knowledge all things are going on quietly and smoothly—
Yours &c &c
Joseph Smith Jr
, Ill. [p. 12]