A charter has been obtained from the Legislature for a Rail road from being immediately below the rap ids of the Mississippi to this place a distance of about Tewenty miles which if carried into opperation will be of incalculable advantage to this place as steam Boats can only asscend the rapids at a high stage of water. The soil is good and I should think not inf erior to any in the . Cropps are abundant in this section of the Country, and I think provisions will be reasonable. I should be very happy could I make arrangements to meet you in at the time you mention but cannot promise myself that pleasure; if I should not, probably you could make it convenient to come and pay us a visit here prior to your removal.
is very sick, and has been for nearly twelve months with the fever and Ague which disease is very prevalent here at this time; at present he is not able to leave his room
Joseph Smith Jr
P.S. Yours of the 30th. is just received in which I am glad to learn of your increasing desire to unite yourself with a people “That are every way spoken against” and the anxiety you feel for our welfare for which you have my best feelings and I pray that my Heavenly Father will pour out his choicist blessings in this world and enable you by his grace to overcome the evils which are in the world that you may secure a blissful immortality in the world that is to come.
J. S. Jr.