Dear brethren, since I heard of your persecutions & resolutions to leave Nauvoo in the spring I can hardly contain myself.  I want to fly upon the wings of the wind & be with you when you go I want to go where you stop, I want to stop, brethren, give me counsel on this matter.  Can I go with you in the spring?  If so, is it my priviledge to return this fall?  Count me worthy to receive counsel on these important items.  Should my feelings get the upper hand of me & I start forthwith for Nauvoo I hope you will forgive me.

Brethren, I am willing to abide your counsel in all things.  I wrote but a few days since to P.P.P. which <letter> I presume you have seen.  I remain dear brethren your everlas- friend and fellow laborer.

Orson Pratt.

To B. Young & Counsel

P.S. My love & good wishes to my family & all who may enquire after my welfare

Bro. Rogers wishes you to keep the letter he received from Wm & not expose his (Bro. R’s.) name unless it necessary

[Transcribed by Erin McAllister and Julia Pratt; Apr. 2010]

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