1853 August 10 Letter to Peter W. [Conover]

Title

1853 August 10 Letter to Peter W. [Conover]

Description

Instructions not to follow the Indians into the mountains but to appease and seek a treaty with Sartielle.

Type

Corresondence
Indian Affairs

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Peter W. [Conover]

Date

1853 August 10

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Indian Affairs
Military

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G. S. L. City, Augt. 10, 1853
Col. Peter W.
Dear Sir.
Your Express letter, dated 9th inst. arrived this morning at 9 O,clock
It is not best at present to follow any Indians into the mountains as that course would only tend to increase their fears.
Instruct the inhabitants of your District, when they see a few Indians, to take a prudent course to conciliate their friendship upon every favorable opportunity.
It will probably be good policy if Sartielle does not come in soon, or in the course of a few days, to try to get some friendly Indian or Indians to go to him and explain the circumstances which happened at Springville, and try to induce him to come in again, and make a treaty.
I Remain as ever
Your Friend & Brother in the Gospel
P. S. Brigham Young
If they do get Speech with
Sartielle, tell him that <we> would
like for him to come here, for
we would like to talk with him.

Item sets

G. S. L. City, Augt. 10, 1853

Col. Peter W. [?]

Dear Sir.

Your Express letter, dated 9th inst. arrived this morning at 9 O,clock
It is not best at present to follow any Indians into the mountains as that course would only tend to increase their fears.

Instruct the inhabitants of your District, when they see a few Indians, to take a prudent course to conciliate their friendship upon every favorable opportunity.

It will probably be good policy if Sartielle does not come in soon, or in the course of a few days, to try to get some friendly Indian or Indians to go to him and explain the circumstances which happened at Springville, and try to induce him to come in again, and make a treaty.

I Remain as ever
Your Friend & Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young

P. S.

If they do get Speech with
Sartielle, tell him that <we> would
like for him to come here, for
we would like to talk with him.