Letterbook 2

Father in law, Judge Higbee, and himself would go on a farm about 20 miles N, E  from this place. Some of the leading men have given us, (that is our people) an  invitation to settle in and about this place, many no doubt will stay here.
Brn, I hope that you will bear patiently the privations that you are  called to endure— the Lord will deliver in his own due time. Your letter  respecting the trade with Galland was not received here untill after our return  from his residence at the head of the shoals or rapids. If br Rigdon were not  here we might (after receiving your letter) come to a different conclusion respecting  that trade. There are some here that are sanguine that we ought to accept  trade with the Doctr. Bishop [Newel K.] Whitney and Knights [Vinson Knight] are not here, and have  not been here as I know of. Br [Isaac] Morley and [Titus] Billings have settled some  20 or 25 miles N of this place for the present. A Br Lee who lived near  Hawn’s Mill died on the opposite side of the river a few days since, Br Rigdon preached  his funeral sermon in the Courthouse.
It is a general time of health here, We greatly desire  to see you, and to have you enjoy your freedom. The Citizens here are willing  that we should enjoy the privileges guaranteed to all civil people without moles tation.
I remain your brother in the Lord.
To Joseph Smith Junr and others)
confined in Liberty Jael.)

Sidney Rigdon to JS and Others • 10 April 1839

Quincy Ill, April 10th 1839
To the Saints in prison, Greeting.
In the midst of a crowd of business I haste to send a few  lines by the hand of Br Mace our Messenger.
We wish you to know that our  friendship is unabating and our exertions for your delivery, and that of the Church  unceasing. For this purpose we have laboured to secure the friendship of the  Governor of this State with all the principal men in this place. In this we have  succeeded beyond our highest anticipations. Governor [Thomas] Carland Carlin assured us last  evening, that he would lay our case before the Legislature of this State and have the  action of that body upon it; and he would use all his influence to have an action [p. 4]
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.