Great Salt Lake City, Utah
March 15th 1860
E.P. Brewster Esq.
Dear Sir:-Your letter of Feb. 18th addressed to Hon Brigham Young relative to the suit, John A. Ahmanson vs Brigham Young Property has this day been handed to me by Gov. Young.
As regards the evidence which you requested him to furnish, I will attend to it, and see that it is forwarded, by the first mail after the 15th of May, which I perceive by the notice, enclosed to Mr Edward A King, is the day appointed for taking the deposition of witnesses; but as it takes about twenty days, delays expected, for the mail from this place to arrive at the frontiers, the depositions may not reach you till after the commencement of the time of Court; in which event try and have the case postponed till such times as the depositions arrive, or until the next term.
In the meantime it would be satisfactory both to Gov. Young and myself to receive a full and precise copy of all the proceedings, in detail, had upon this case, so that we may understand its character, which will enable us more fully to collect the evidence you will require to successfully defend the cause: if possible please forward by return mail, and inform us what day in June the term of court commences. It might perhaps aid us could you ascertain who the witnesses for the Plaintiff are, and acquaint us at the same time.
Hoping soon to hear from you I remain Respectfully Yours &c. &c.
Atty at Law