1853 July Letter to John Donellon

Title

1853 July Letter to John Donellon

Description

Explanation of the Perpetual Emigration Fund and suggestions on securing a release from the Army.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

[Brigham Young]

Recipient

John Donellon

Date

1853 July

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Fredericton, New Brunswick, North America

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Perpetual Emigration Fund
Military

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G S L City July
Dear Brother,
Your letter to me by date May 13th <arrived per> last mail
and I cheerfully comply with your desire for an answer by the first return mail.
There are many, very many poor Saints scattered in various parts of the earth, and at long distances from this place, who are anxious to come here and we are equally or more anxious that they should, as speedily as wisdom and means may warrant.
To effect so desirable an object to the best advantage our means and circumstances will permit, we have organized a fund called a the "Perpetual Emigrating Fund," which has already enabled many poor saints to reach here, and will continue to increase that number rapidly; however that Fund is not now in a situation to meet your case at present. Elder Orson Pratt is at Washington City D. C. and has the Presidency of Church matters in the States East of the Rocky Mountuains; I have mentioned your name, wishes and position in a letter to him, with a request that he will counsel you, and open your way to leave the Army, if consistent with any method in his power, and it may be well for you to write to Elder Pratt, detailing your position & wishes to him.
In addition, I would counsel you to apply by letter, or otherwise, to Bro Geo H. Russell, at Merimishee who may be able to buy you off, upon your obligation to refund the amount in labor or some other mode, or in any way and time that you may mutually agree upon. No other feasible way occurs to me for a prospect of your speedy removal fromthe Army. which you so anxiously desire.
I enclose your letter
you with his Spirit, and
heart in righteousness. I remain
Your

No. 3709
Private John Donellon
1st Companh 76th Regiment
Fredericton
New Brunswick
North America

Item sets

G S L City July

Dear Brother,

Your letter to me by date May 13th <arrived per> last mail
and I cheerfully comply with your desire for an answer by the first return mail.

There are many, very many poor Saints scattered in various parts of the earth, and at long distances from this place, who are anxious to come here and we are equally or more anxious that they should, as speedily as wisdom and means may warrant.

To effect so desirable an object to the best advantage our means and circumstances will permit, we have organized a fund called a the "Perpetual Emigrating Fund," which has already enabled many poor saints to reach here, and will continue to increase that number rapidly; however that Fund is not now in a situation to meet your case at present. Elder Orson Pratt is at Washington City D. C. and has the Presidency of Church matters in the States East of the Rocky Mountuains; I have mentioned your name, wishes and position in a letter to him, with a request that he will counsel you, and open your way to leave the Army, if consistent with any method in his power, and it may be well for you to write to Elder Pratt, detailing your position & wishes to him.

In addition, I would counsel you to apply by letter, or otherwise, to Bro Geo H. Russell, at Merimishee who may be able to buy you off, upon your obligation to refund the amount in labor or some other mode, or in any way and time that you may mutually agree upon. No other feasible way occurs to me for a prospect of your speedy removal fromthe Army. which you so anxiously desire.

I enclose your letter [?]
you with his Spirit, and [?]
heart in righteousness. I remain
Your [?]


No. 3709
Private John Donellon

1st Companh 76th Regiment
Fredericton
New Brunswick
North America