1853 September 30 Letter to Brother Barker

Title

1853 September 30 Letter to Brother Barker

Description

Permission given for marriage and update on the building up of defenses.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Brother Barker

Date

1853 September 30

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Inquiries
Personal
Safety

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G. S. L. City, Sept. 30, 1853
Bro Barker
In answer to your letter of Augt 4th, I reply that I have no objection to your taking a wife, and inasmuch as you both walk uprightly you shall rejoice in the blessings of the Lord on your union, and duties.
My time will not permit me to write particulars of news &c. but health and prosperity are abundantly extended on us, the defences for the different settlements are mostly finished or soon will be, and next Week we shall begin to make a good ditch & substantial earth wall entirely around the city, at an estimated cost of $40,000, thus you see we are likely to be sufficiently occupied to prevent our running into mischief through idleness.
May the Lord prosper you constantly in your mission, is the prayer of
Your Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young

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G. S. L. City, Sept. 30, 1853

Bro Barker

In answer to your letter of Augt 4th, I reply that I have no objection to your taking a wife, and inasmuch as you both walk uprightly you shall rejoice in the blessings of the Lord on your union, and duties.

My time will not permit me to write particulars of news &c. but health and prosperity are abundantly extended on us, the defences for the different settlements are mostly finished or soon will be, and next Week we shall begin to make a good ditch & substantial earth wall entirely around the city, at an estimated cost of $40,000, thus you see we are likely to be sufficiently occupied to prevent our running into mischief through idleness.

May the Lord prosper you constantly in your mission, is the prayer of

Your Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young