much as we had anticipated if not more— We have had a pleasing interview with Judge Young, who proposed to furnish us with expense money—
We can draw on him for funds to publish our book and we want you to raise some more money for us and deposit it in the branch Bank on in to be drawn to the order of Judge Young.
Send us the amount of the order your deposit, taking a receipt of the same— You need not be afraid to do this, We think from the proceeds of the sales of books— We can make it all strait: do therefore be punctual, and attend to this matter; as much depends upon it. We cannot accomplish the things for which we were sent without some funds— You very well know brethren we were contented to start, trusting in God with little or nothing— We have met with but one accident since we started— The lock of our trunk was broken off and Bro. s. petition is missing, but we presume there is a copy of it preserved; if there is you will please forward it immediately, with the name and affidavit affixed to it. For Gods. sake Bretheren be wide awake, and arm us with all the power possible, for now is the time or never— We want you should get all the influ ential men you can of that section of country of and every other quarter to write letters to the members of Congress, using their influence in our behalf, and to keep their minds constantly upon the subject. Please to forward this to our wives
Yours in the bonds of the ,
Joseph Smith Jr.
Congress has been in session four days and the house of Representatives is not yet organized on account of some seats being contested, in the Delegation. They have this day succeeded [p. 87]