1853 August 13 Letter to Isaac Clark

Title

1853 August 13 Letter to Isaac Clark

Description

Desiring tithing wheat to be sent to Salt Lake as soon as possible for safe keeping.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Isaac Clark

Date

1853 August 13

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Tithing
Crops
Bishops

extracted text

G. S. L, City Augt 13th 1853

Bishop Isaac Clark,
Dear Brother,
The return of the teams from Fort Hall, bringing empty Wagons, will furnish an excellent opportunity to forward the Tithing Wheat from your Ward to this City.
It is desirable that the brethren should get their Wheat thrashed as soon as possible for many reasons, chiefly that it may be preserved from loss; yet many may not be able to get it done by the time that the trains return. But you may be able to still avail yourself of this favorable opportunity to forwarding the Tithing Wheat by borrowing from those who have thrashed, and pay them back when the Tithing grain comes in.
Bro. Clark, you will see the propriety of lending your most efficient aid in this matter, as you are well aware that it costs a great deal for the transportation of the Tithing from your place to this city and if it could be brought now, it would not only <cost> nothing extra from the expence of bringing the Wagons, but be in safe storage before Winter sets in, and while the Roads are good.
You can borrow Sacks to send it in, which the returning teamsters can take back.
While the brethren are gone, use your best exertions to prepare all you can to come down when they reach your place on their return.
I wish to have all the Tithing Wheat forwarded to this City hereafter, and not stored in any of the Settlements only temporarily, and until it can be forwarded.

I Remain, Dear Sir.
Respectfully and Truly
Your friend and Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young

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G. S. L, City Augt 13th 1853

Bishop Isaac Clark,

Dear Brother,

The return of the teams from Fort Hall, bringing empty Wagons, will furnish an excellent opportunity to forward the Tithing Wheat from your Ward to this City.
It is desirable that the brethren should get their Wheat thrashed as soon as possible for many reasons, chiefly that it may be preserved from loss; yet many may not be able to get it done by the time that the trains return. But you may be able to still avail yourself of this favorable opportunity to forwarding the Tithing Wheat by borrowing from those who have thrashed, and pay them back when the Tithing grain comes in.

Bro. Clark, you will see the propriety of lending your most efficient aid in this matter, as you are well aware that it costs a great deal for the transportation of the Tithing from your place to this city and if it could be brought now, it would not only <cost> nothing extra from the expence of bringing the Wagons, but be in safe storage before Winter sets in, and while the Roads are good.

You can borrow Sacks to send it in, which the returning teamsters can take back.
While the brethren are gone, use your best exertions to prepare all you can to come down when they reach your place on their return.

I wish to have all the Tithing Wheat forwarded to this City hereafter, and not stored in any of the Settlements only temporarily, and until it can be forwarded.

I Remain, Dear Sir.
Respectfully and Truly
Your friend and Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young