, Letter, , to JS, [, Hancock Co., IL?], 9 Mar. 1840. Featured version copied [between Apr. and June 1840] in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 104–105; handwriting of ; JS Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for JS Letterbook 2.
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.
offence towards God in this matter— The subscription of which the Report makes mention— was on condition, they could not lawfully do any thing for us— After examination we were to submit and wait untill the great disposer of human events, shall adjust these things, in that place where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest— (This I think is nearly the sentiment, though perhaps not the very worlds words). And I for one hope and pray, the time will soon come, when they will not trouble us in the West as they have hitherto done— There is a man here, <who> owns two printing presses, and much Type, reading our Books, (on whom I occasionally call), I will, with the assistance of God, get to come to the West as soon as possible with his press, that you may set him to printing the truth— He told me if we had any printing to do, he would do it cheap; and even go to the West if necessary—
Give my respects to , and also all the household of faith