Letter from Edward Partridge, 13–15 June 1839
- Source Note
wrote a letter to JS on 13–15 June 1839, responding to a letter from JS. In the response, Partridge noted that several church members were in need of assistance and that he was unable to help them because he had minimal funds and no prospects of earning money. JS likely received this letter on 26 June, when he returned to , Illinois, after an eleven-day trip to visit his brothers in other areas of the state. The letter was possibly delivered by , who arrived in Commerce from , Illinois, on 17 June. As a bishop in the church, Knight was aware of church members’ financial needs and may have traveled to Commerce to seek assistance for the Quincy Saints. The original letter is not extant, but copied the letter into Letterbook 2 between 27 June and 30 October 1839.