1854 March 23 Letter to Thomas Baldwin

Title

1854 March 23 Letter to Thomas Baldwin

Description

An inquiry into the intentions of Baldwin to provide for his wife while he serves a mission in England.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

James Ferguson

Recipient

Thomas Baldwin

Date

1854 March 23

Location

Great Salt Lake City U. T.

Subject

Charity
Governor's Office
Finances

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Great Salt Lake U. T.
March 23rd 1854
Sir,
Your wife, formerly Alice Reed, has called upon me and informs me it is your intention to leave soon for England expecting there a legacy to the amount of some Pound 4000. As her legal adviser, my duty directs a minute inquiry as to your intentions in regard to making provisions for the support of and sharing your property or means with your wife. I cannot think for a moment but your own sense of duty and affection, as her husband, will direct you to immediately to give proper satisfaction, as to these matters. But should you be so far lost to the proper and natural feelings of a kind husband and protector, you may rest assured that no difficulties, not even her extreme proper poverty (should your negligence so reduce her) will deter me from teaching you your duty in a compulsary, and to you, very expensive manner. You will please call on me immediately and make known to me your intentions. You will find me at the Governor's office any day from 10 o.C. till 2.

Respectfully

James Ferguson

Mr. Tho[s]. Baldwin Attorney & Counsellor at Law

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Great Salt Lake U. T.
March 23rd 1854

Sir,
Your wife, formerly Alice Reed, has called upon me and informs me it is your intention to leave soon for England expecting there a legacy to the amount of some Pound 4000. As her legal adviser, my duty directs a minute inquiry as to your intentions in regard to making provisions for the support of and sharing your property or means with your wife. I cannot think for a moment but your own sense of duty and affection, as her husband, will direct you to immediately to give proper satisfaction, as to these matters. But should you be so far lost to the proper and natural feelings of a kind husband and protector, you may rest assured that no difficulties, not even her extreme proper poverty (should your negligence so reduce her) will deter me from teaching you your duty in a compulsary, and to you, very expensive manner.

You will please call on me immediately and make known to me your intentions. You will find me at the Governor's office any day from 10 o.C. till 2.

Respectfully
James Ferguson

Mr. Tho[s]. Baldwin Attorney & Counsellor at Law