City of Jany. 26, 1841
I wrote you a few days ago in answer to a letter recently received from you, expressing my surprise that I had not re ceived the letters you mentioned; Since that time, I have to inform you that I have received two letters giving me an account of the proceeding of the Church in and some of your business transactions. I am extremely sorry that the person by whom you sent those letters did not hand them over to me sooner, however, I assure you, I was glad to p <read> them and felt very much satisfied with the perusal. I was likewise very much pleased with the spirit which was manifest by the Saints in and for their desire to promote the interests of the Kingdom.
If those letters had been received in their propper time, we probably might have acted differently at the last Conference, but not having the information we desired, we acted to the best of our understanding, which I hope will prove advantageous to all parties. I hope you will not let any of the proceeding of last Conference disturb your mind, for we understood you were intending to come here last fall, and consequently thought it ad visable to appoint some one to preside in . I should be glad if you would co-opperate with and both lay your shoulders to the work, and if you do so I think you will be a blessing to the Church, and pros perity will Smile upon you.
I should be much pleased [p. ]