1853 August 13 Letter to William Davis

Title

1853 August 13 Letter to William Davis

Description

Counsel to send Tithing wheat on the empty wagons returning to Salt Lake from Fort Hall.


Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

William Davis

Date

1853 August 13

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Box Elder

Subject

Tithing
Bishops
Crops

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G. S. L. City August 13th 1853.
Bishop Wm Davis
Box Elder
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 of forwarding the Tithing wheat, by borrowing from those who have thrashed, and pay them back when the Tithing grain comes in.
Bro. Davis, 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 expense of bringing the Wagons, but be in a safe Storage before Winter set 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 & Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young

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G. S. L. City August 13th 1853.

Bishop Wm Davis
Box Elder

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 of forwarding the Tithing wheat, by borrowing from those who have thrashed, and pay them back when the Tithing grain comes in.

Bro. Davis, 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 expense of bringing the Wagons, but be in a safe Storage before Winter set 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 & Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young