1853 August 31 Letter to Joseph S. M. Young and S. B. Benson

Title

1853 August 31 Letter to Joseph S. M. Young and S. B. Benson

Description

Feedback about the cost and best routes for Emigration.

Type

Correspondence
Emigration

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Joseph S. M. Young and S. B. Benson

Date

1853 August 31

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Erie County, Pennsylvania

Subject

Emigration

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G. S. L. City, Aug

Messrs Young & Benson
Brethren
Yours of June 30th [20th?] arrived on the 27th inst. & I have to reply, that there is a good opening here for all who are industrious, persevering, strictly virtuous & have a wish to observe good <&> wholesome Laws.
The best Route is to Kanzas or Fort Leavenworth, or some point on the Frontier in that region, and from thence by the main traveled Route, by Fort Kearney & Fort Laramie to this City. Time of departure for the Frontier, as early in the spring as the Grass will sustain Animals.
The cost from Independence will depend much upon the style of your outfit; if you purchase your own animals & wagons, and do not loose any on the Road, the expense will be only the price of the provisions you lay in.
Respectfully Yours.
Signed Brigham Young
Messrs. Joseph S. M. Young. &
S. B. Benson
Erie County, Pa.

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G. S. L. City, Aug

Messrs Young & Benson

Brethren

Yours of June 30th [20th?] arrived on the 27th inst. & I have to reply, that there is a good opening here for all who are industrious, persevering, strictly virtuous & have a wish to observe good <&> wholesome Laws.

The best Route is to Kanzas or Fort Leavenworth, or some point on the Frontier in that region, and from thence by the main traveled Route, by Fort Kearney & Fort Laramie to this City. Time of departure for the Frontier, as early in the spring as the Grass will sustain Animals.

The cost from Independence will depend much upon the style of your outfit; if you purchase your own animals & wagons, and do not loose any on the Road, the expense will be only the price of the provisions you lay in.

Respectfully Yours.

Signed Brigham Young

Messrs. Joseph S. M. Young. &
S. B. Benson
Erie County, Pa.