1853 September Letter to Jefferson Davis

Title

1853 September Letter to Jefferson Davis

Description

Informing Jefferson Davis of the acquisition and loss of government mules.

Type

Correspondence
Government / Legislature

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Jefferson Davis

Date

1853 September

Location

Great Salt lake City
Washington City, D.C.

Subject

Government
Property
Military

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Executive Department U. T.
Great Salt Lake City Sept 1853

Hon Jefferson Davis
Secretary of War
Washington City, D. C.
Sir,
I have to inform you that one of the three Government Mules furnished to this Territory has died of disease.
It may be proper to mention, that in 1851 Major Ogden at Fort Leavenworth furnished Perry E. Brocchus four government mules to transfer the 12 pound Howitzer from the Missouri River to this territory. Said Brocchus lost one of those mules in the South Pass, and delivered the other three to my care as Gov. of Utah, in which capacity I receipted therefor to your Department.

Most Respectfully

Your Obt. Sevt.

Brigham Young Governor

Item sets

Executive Department U. T.
Great Salt Lake City Sept 1853

Hon Jefferson Davis
Secretary of War
Washington City, D. C.

Sir,

I have to inform you that one of the three Government Mules furnished to this Territory has died of disease.

It may be proper to mention, that in 1851 Major Ogden at Fort Leavenworth furnished Perry E. Brocchus four government mules to transfer the 12 pound Howitzer from the Missouri River to this territory. Said Brocchus lost one of those mules in the South Pass, and delivered the other three to my care as Gov. of Utah, in which capacity I receipted therefor to your Department.

Most Respectfully

Your Obt. Sevt.

Brigham Young Governor