Ryd-y-bont, February 7th, 1846
Dear brother Hedlock,--I have now the last form of my pamphlet in press, and am busily engaged working them off myself. I have also a reply ready, to a pamphlet published lately; printed in Welsh, at Merthyr, against my first pamphlet, by a clan of priests, misrepresenting us, and our good Mormon creed, most foully. This I can publish within a month, if I stay here to do it.
I have more places to preach in, round here, than I can possibly attend to. I have one elder in this circuit besides. In fact, the prospect is good everywhere for a plentiful crop of good souls ere long. The people tell such lies about us as to stir up the curiosity of many to hear us. I have two chapels now in the neighbourhood to preach in when I can.
I will put your cards in some shape to tell the news; have them inserted in some of the papers (my brother's for one) as soon as possible, and anything and everything that I can do to roll on the car of truth.
I intend publishing a Welsh magazine, monthly, price threepence, to proclaim the everlasting truths of Mormonism through Wales, as I hinted at manchester, and I have greater encouragements continually; then I will also insert yhour communications with pleasure.
You asked me to give you some items of the voyage round the Horn, which i would do with pleasure, were it in my power; but my charts, hournals, and epitome are a hundred miles away from me. I might say much from memory, but not with such certainty. As to the time of starting, it must be governed by the trade winds off the Cape. When I get my journals, an epitome are a hundred miles away from me. I might say much from memory, but not with such certainty. As to the time of starting, it must be governed by the trade winds off the Cape. When I get my journals, I will tell you more. I remain, dear brother, yours as ever,