1853 Aug 31 Letter to Major James Ferguson and Lieut Col. William H. Kimball

Title

1853 Aug 31 Letter to Major James Ferguson and Lieut Col. William H. Kimball

Description

Letter requesting Major Ferguson and Lieut Col. Kimball to leave Bridger's property undisturbed with the hopes that he will return for them and thus be re-captured. This would secure the safety of the emigration.

Type

correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Major James Ferguson
Lieut Col. William. H. Kimball

Date

1853 August 31

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Fort Bridger, Wyoming

Subject

Nauvoo Legion
Emigration

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Head Quarters Nauvoo Legion
Adjt. General Office
G. S. L. City Augt. 31/ 53 11. A. M.
Major James Ferguson
Lieut Col. Wm. H. Kimball
Commdg Green River Expedition
Dear Brethren,
Upon further consideration, as the Express has been delayed, that it will probably be best to leave Bridger's property undisturbed, except the articles mentioned as Counterband to Wit: Powder, Lead, Caps, Liquor, &c at Bridger's and Green River. If we persue a policy it is more than probable that Mr Bridger will stay, and we may have a good chance to get him, by throwing him off his guard, & abandon any further persecution at present.
You will therefore have enough to secure our emigration from Molestation, and return and not wait for him any longer than necessary to accomplish your other business at the before mentioned places.

Respectfully as ever
Yours Brother &c
Brigham Young

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Head Quarters Nauvoo Legion
Adjt. General Office
G. S. L. City Augt. 31/ 53 11. A. M.

Major James Ferguson
Lieut Col. Wm. H. Kimball
Commdg Green River Expedition

Dear Brethren,

Upon further consideration, as the Express has been delayed, that it will probably be best to leave Bridger's property undisturbed, except the articles mentioned as Counterband to Wit: Powder, Lead, Caps, Liquor, &c at Bridger's and Green River. If we persue a policy it is more than probable that Mr Bridger will stay, and we may have a good chance to get him, by throwing him off his guard, & abandon any further persecution at present.
You will therefore have enough to secure our emigration from Molestation, and return and not wait for him any longer than necessary to accomplish your other business at the before mentioned places.

Respectfully as ever

Yours Brother &c
Brigham Young