Letter from Elias Higbee, 9 March 1840
- Source Note
On 9 March 1840, wrote JS a letter from , the sixth in a series of letters apprising JS of the actions of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which was considering the ’s memorial for redress to Congress. In this letter, Higbee reported that the Senate had not yet reviewed the committee’s report and its recommendation that the Senate no longer consider the memorial. He also updated JS on the whereabouts of various church members then traveling in the eastern , including several members of the who were preparing to serve their mission in .presumably sent this letter by post to , Illinois. The original letter is not extant. copied the version featured here into JS Letterbook 2 sometime between April and June 1840.