1853 Letter to John S. Taft

Title

1853 Letter to John S. Taft

Description

Concerns the East Bear and Weber rivers, a bridge, charters and settling a [financial] loss.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

John S. Taft

Date

1853

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Financial Matters
Property

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Great Salt Lake City

John S. Taft Esq.
Sir, Mr.
you submitted the matter of the of one of your portion of your goods in in the case, which I fully the facts & Law before them, extended.
As in all new Settled country, we are laws, and granted some change moment, and not foreseeing arise, are worded more loosely than requisite; & on examination, I find the on East Bear & Weber Rivers, included in this number.
Now, as Legislatures, as well as individuals should learn by experience, & that at there your own expense when [?] I propose to you to make out as Bill of the Bear River Bridge as you may be able I will pay it, and petition the Legislature of the Session to pay said amount out of Territory Treasury such charters, as are not properly sufficiently worded, more careful in future.
I will also inform you that the Bridge across Bear River is not, & has not at any time been a chartered bridge, <under the charter,> & the owners have had no right by law for the use thereof.
As the arbitrator accept this added to settle your loss.
Respectfully,

Item sets

Great Salt Lake City

Mr. John S. Taft  Esq.

Sir,       

you submitted the matter of the  [?]  of one of your        
portion of your goods in    
in the case, which I fully    
the facts & Law before them,      
extended.

As in all new Settled country, we are        
laws, and granted some change     
moment, and not foreseeing        
arise, are worded more loosely than         
requisite; & on examination, I find the     
on East Bear & Weber Rivers,  included in this number.

Now, as Legislatures, as well     as individuals should
learn by experience, & that at there your own expense when  [?]      
I propose to you to make out as   [Bill of]       
the Bear River Bridge as you may be able   [?]  I will
pay it, and petition the Legislature af the [next] Session
to pay said amount out of Territory Treasury     
such charters, as are not properly sufficiently worded,
careful in future.

I will also inform you that the Bridge across            
Bear River is not, & has not at any time been a chartered bridge, <under the charter,>
& the owners have had no right by law 
for the use thereof.

As the arbitrator        
accept this added        
to settle your loss.
                                                               

Respectfully,

[Brigham Young]