1853 July Letter to P. W. Conover

Title

1853 July Letter to P. W. Conover

Description

Orders to follow instructions from Col. George A. Smith. First Military District also instructed to protect settlements and grain.

Type

Nauvoo Legion
Correspondence
Indian Affairs

Sender

Brigham Young
Daniel H. Wells

Recipient

P.W. Conover

Date

1853/07

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Nauvoo Legion
Military
Orders

extracted text

Nauvoo Legion
Great Salt Lake City July 1853
Col. P. W. Conover
Dear Sir
Your Express per William Harris arrived half past Seven this morning by which we learn that you
have returned to your post in First Military District.
Col. George A. Smith has received orders and been assigned to the Command of the Southern Department of the Nauvoo Legion with full instructions and power to do whatever may be necessary for the protection of <the> Settlements.
We consider that if the people will only go to work, and fulfill the orders and instructions that they have received, that they will <be> abundantly able to protect themselves . Your forces are now needed in your District to carry out your orders and instructions, and taking care of your grain.
We fully approve of your proceedings so far as we understand them, and wish that you would aid Col. Geo. A. Smith as he shall direct. If we should say more it would be to reiterate what we have already said.
We shall not send out any additional force at present, considering that the force from Evans command to Fillmore under Capt. Willis and the Detachment under Captn. Whipple to Sanpete, will be sufficient we do not think it necessary for you to send any men to Nephi or Manti
We have advised and First Military District the Indians in both are peaceable and do not seem disposed to keep a
good look out, and be on that may be made, as we also aim
We expect a and cannot conceive why he did not
At all times be taking care of the grain and of the inhabitants.
Respectfully
signed Brigham Young
P. S. Governor & Es-Officio Supt. of Indian
George A Smith was Affairs Utah Territory
instructed to go immediately
Daniel H. Wells
and visit the Indians in Provo
Lieut-Genl. Commanding Nauvoo. Kanyon, and use them as friend
Legion
spies ,runners, etc. and then
return and visit
why he should so long have
delayed we cannot imagine, of all
things we like energy and
dispatch in such matters especially at such
times

Nauvoo Legion 
Great Salt Lake City  July 1853 
Col. P. W. Conover  

Dear Sir 

Your  Express per William Harris arrived half past Seven this morning by which we learn that you have returned to your post in First Military District. 

Col. George A. Smith has received orders and been assigned to the Command of the Southern Department  of the Nauvoo Legion with full instructions and power to  do whatever may be necessary for the protection of [the] Settlements. 

We consider that if the people will only go to work, and fulfill the orders and instructions that they have received, that they will [be] abundantly able to protect themselves.Your forces are now needed in your District to carry out your orders and instructions, and taking care of your grain. 

We fully approve of your proceedings so far as we understand them, and wish that you would aid Col. Geo. A. Smith as he shall direct.  If we should say more it would be to reiterate what we have already said. 

We shall not send out any additional force at present, considering that the force from   [?] Evans command to Fillmore under Capt. Willis and the Detachment under Captn. Whipple to Sanpete, will be sufficient  we do not think it necessary for you to send any men to Nephi or Manti 

We have advised [illegible] and First Military District the Indians in both  [illegible] are peaceable and do not seem disposed to you [illegible] keep a good look out, and be on [illegible] that may  be made, as we also aim [iillegible] 

We expect a [illegible] and cannot conceive why he did not [loss] 

At all times be [illegible] taking care of the grain and [illegible] of the inhabitants. 

Respectfully 

signed Brigham Young 

Governor & Es-Officio Supt. of Indian 
Affairs Utah Territory 

Daniel H. Wells 
Lieut-Genl. Commanding Nauvoo 
Legion 

 

P. S.                                                

George A Smith was instructed to go immediately and visit the Indians in Provo Kanyon, and use them as friend spies ,runners, etc. and then return and visit [illegible] why he should so long have delayed we cannot imagine, of all things we like energy and dispatch in such matters especially at such times