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Letterbook 2

a stranger, though as I sincerely hope as a friend; for such I assure you I feel  myself to be, both towards you collectively as a people, and individually as sufferers.
If it should not be convenient for any one to come up, about the  7th or 8th March, pleace write me by the mail. Say to Mr Rigdon that I regret  that I was absent when he was at my house, I cannot visit Quincy untill  after my return from Burlington, when I think if it is thought necessary I can.
Accept dear Sir, for yourself, and in behalf of your church and  people, assurance of my sincere sympathy in your sufferings and wrongs, and  deep solicitude for your immdediately relief from present distress, and future triumph ant conquest over every enemy. Your’s truly

Edward Partridge to JS and Others • 5 March 1839

Quincy Ill. March 5th. 1839
Beloved Brethren
Having an opportunity to send direct to you by br  Rogers, I feel to write a few lines to you. Pret. [Sidney] Rigdon, Judge [Elias] Higbee, I[srael] Barlow  and myself went to see Dr [Isaac] Galland week before last. brn, Rigdon, Higbee, and myself  are of opinion that it is not wisdom to make a trade with the Doctr. at present, possibly  it may be wisdom to effect a trade hereafter. The people receive us kindly here, they  have contributed near $100 cash besides other property for the relief of the suffering among  our people. Brother Joseph’s wife lives at Judge Clevelands [John Cleveland’s], I have not seen her  but I sent her word of this opportunity to send to you. Br Hyrum [Smith]’s wife lives not  far from me, I have been to see her a number of times, her health was very poor when  she arrived but she has been getting better, she knows of this opportunity to send.  I saw Sister [Harriet Benton] Wight soon after her arrival here, all were well, I understand that she  has moved out about two miles with Father & John Higbee who are fishing this spring.
Sister [Eunice Fitzgerald] McRae is here living with Br Henderson and is well I believe she knows  of this opportunity to send. Br [Caleb] Baldwin’s family I have not seen, and do not know  that she has got here as yet, She may however be upon the other side of the river  the ice has run these three days past so that there has been no crossing, the weather  is now moderating and the crossing will soon commence again.
This place is full of our people, yet they are scattering off nearly all the while. I  expect to start tomorrow for Pittsfield, Pike Co, Ill, about 45 miles, S. E from this  place. Br Geo. W. Robinson told me this morning that he expected that his [p. 3]
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Letterbook 2, [1839–ca. summer 1843]; handwriting of Howard Coray, James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, Willard Richards, John Fullmer, William Clayton, and George Walker; 238 leaves, 245 pages of letters, plus 26 pages of index and 83 pages of company records for Rigdon, Smith, & Co.; JS Collection, CHL.
Note: This book was originally used as a ledger, then turned over and repurposed as a letterbook. The ledger portion will be posted on this website at a later date.

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