1853 July 31 Letter to John Stoker, et al.

Title

1853 July 31 Letter to John Stoker, et al.

Description

Counsel to not sell grain to passing emigrations thus avoiding destitution. Tithing grain not to be delayed for convenient season.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

All Bishops North
John Stoker
Brownell

Date

1853 July 31

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Emigration
Tithing
Bishops
Business Matters

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G. S. L. City July 31, 1853

Bishops, John Stoker, Brownell and all other Bishops North.
Dear Brethren,
We have been informed that <the> brethren are trading off large quantities of their wheat to the passing emigration, for them to feed their stock upon. Whether this be true or not, we are not assuredly advised, but we wish that you would see if it is the case, and you counsel the brethren not to do it, lest we are again left destitute before another harvest. urge the Saving of the grain, and be sure to get it thrashed out as soon as possible, to keep it from being liable to being burned until it is safely stored.
We wish also that the Tithing wheat and Grain may be forwarded to the Tithing Store House at once, and not delay for a more convenient season to haul it. We have plenty of stora<ge> need the wheat, and consider that it might just as well and far better be brought to the Tithing Store House as to be collected by the Bishops and thus forwarded.
Look after every Saint in your Ward, and see that he pays his Tithing, and if he cannot deliver his Tithing at the proper place himself, get some one else to bring it on Labor Tithing.
Secure as much Hay as you can, and cause this Tithing of that, also, to be forwarded to this City. be prompt, careful, prudent and vigilant in Securing your Grain, and be sure and not let it go out of the Country to any extent.
Brigham Young

 

G. S. L. City July 31, 1853

Bishops, John Stoker, Brownell and all other Bishops North.

Dear Brethren,

We have been informed that <the> brethren are trading off large quantities of their wheat to the passing emigration, for them to feed their stock upon. Whether this be true or not, we are not assuredly advised, but we wish that you would see if it is the case, and you counsel the brethren not to do it, lest we are again left destitute before another harvest. urge the Saving of the grain, and be sure to get it thrashed out as soon as possible, to keep it from being liable to being burned until it is safely stored.

We wish also that the Tithing wheat and Grain may be forwarded to the Tithing Store House at once, and not delay for a more convenient season to haul it. We have plenty of stora<ge> need the wheat, and consider that it might just as well and far better be brought to the Tithing Store House as to be collected by the Bishops and thus forwarded.

Look after every Saint in your Ward, and see that he pays his Tithing, and if he cannot deliver his Tithing at the proper place himself, get some one else to bring it on Labor Tithing.

Secure as much Hay as you can, and cause this Tithing of that, also, to be forwarded to this City. be prompt, careful, prudent and vigilant in Securing your Grain, and be sure and not let it go out of the Country to any extent.

Brigham Young