G. S. L. City, April 3, 1863.
Elder Horace S. Eldredge,
P. O. Box, 3957, New York City, N. Y.
I herewith inclose bills of a few additional articales,
which I trust you will be able to fill without much additional
In purchasing machinery for your cotton Factory I think it will be much the best to purchase with the view of a good, fair sized and complete Factory; and if your funds fall short, I will endeavor to help you, for we want a good and efficient Factory of fair capacity. Do not forget the counsel I gave you in regard to securing the services of a steady and every way capable person to come here and put up the machinery and set it going and superintend its working for a sufficient length of time, otherwise you may have good machinery here lying idle, as is the case with some we already have; and we want the Cotton Factory in successful operation at the earliest practicable date. If you do not succeed in getting the card making machines, wire, &c., it will be necessary to get extra card clothing for the wool carding machines ordered this season.
Your telegrams en-route and at Florence, to the day you left for St Louis, also letter written at Denver all came duly to hand.
Gov. Harding at once pardoned Peter Klemgard and the six other persons convicted of murder in the second degree, and sentenced to the Penitentiary after a fair and impartial trial before Chief Justice Kinney. What will the powers at Washingont say to that? Dr. Bernhisel writes, New York, March 17, "The conduct of Gov. Harding will be investigated, and if it be ascertained that he has acted improperly, he will be removed." If his "conduct" should be decided to be proper, it would be rather difficult to define what would be deamed improper.
Since my examination before judge Kinney, and giving bail for my appearance when required, Harding and clique have remained very quiet, so far as any outward operations here are concerned. What their present secret plottings are has not transpired.
The weather continues remarkably pleasent, and all outdoor operations are industriously prosecuted.
Your family and friends are well, as are also the people generally. Home affairs are peaceful.
May God bless, direct and sustain you in all your labors for his cause and kingdom upon the earth.
Your Brother in the Gospel,