City of May 4, 1841
having retur[n]ed and given me a statement of his jour ney and proceedings in the East, which have been very pleasing and satisfac tory. I was sorry to hear that you had been so sick, and not able to attend to business as much [as] could be desired.
I have since heard that you have had a relapse, and that you were very sick again, this I was sorrry to hear— However I hope you will yet recover and that we shall see you at this place before long.
I am very anxous indeed to have the matters which concern the First Presidency settled as soon as possible, for until they are I have to labor under a load that is intolerable to bear, I therefore respectfully reccommend to you to give a whole statement of the whole affairs to who is yet in the east, and will be in soon, and get him to take the matter into his hands and get the thing business straitened up. This I must beg leave to urge upon you to do, for delays are dangerous, your health is precarious and if any thing should occur— [p. ]