1853 July 25 Letter to Wardman Holmes

Title

1853 July 25 Letter to Wardman Holmes

Description

An anxious request for Wardman Holmes to make and supply gunpowder.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Wardman Holmes

Date

1853/07/25

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Cedar City, Iron County

Subject

Industry
Business Matters

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Great Salt Lake City July 25, 1853
Bro Holms,
I have your which you state your ability to make Gunpowder. I am anxious that Gunpowder be made in this Territory as soon & as extensively as possible.
I am not acquainted with your circumstances, and present business at Cedar City, but will state that I have a kettle, paper, Skins & for making powder, which you are welcome to use either here or any place you may prefer.
I should be much pleased to have you go into the business at once, and if you cannot, I would like to know why not,and in case you lack funds, I wish to know how much, what for, and what kind; at any rate I would like to have you come here and make a trial.
Please furnish me the required information as soon as convenient, & oblige your Brother in the Gospel.
Brigham Young

Mr. Wardman Holmes
Cedar City
Iron County

Great Salt Lake City July 25, 1853

Bro Holm[e]s,

I have your [illegible] which you state your ability to make Gunpowder.  I am anxious that Gunpowder be made in this Territory as soon & as extensively as possible.
I am not acquainted with your circumstances, and present business at Cedar City, but will state that I have a kettle, paper, Skins & [?] for making powder, which you are welcome to use either here  or any place you may prefer.

I should be much pleased to have you go into the business at once, and if you cannot, I would like to know why not,and in case you lack funds, I wish to know how much, what for, and what kind; at any rate I would like to have you come here and make a trial.

Please furnish me the required information as soon as convenient, & oblige your Brother in the Gospel.

Brigham Young

Mr. Wardman Holmes
Cedar City
Iron County