1854 April 29 Letter to Horace S. Eldredge

Title

1854 April 29 Letter to Horace S. Eldredge

Description

Brigham gives an update on Indian relations and the proposed consecration of property. He enclosed a copy of bills from F. Kesler.

Type

Correspondencee

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Horace S. Eldredge

Date

1854 April 29

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Horace S. Eldredge

Subject

Indian Relations
Consecration

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Great Salt Lake City, April 29th. 1854.
Genl. H. S. Eldredge
St Louis
Mo.
Dear brother,
Yours of February 21st arrived on the 13th. inst, and I was pleased with your confidence in your ability to carry out the instructions received, and that you enjoyed good health. You will doubtless be both pleased and disappointed that I forward you no new bills, or requirements, but I think you have a plenty to see at present. The Indians are all quiet, and the majority express a desire for "good peace." At our last Conference (the minutes of which you will see in the News") a proposition was made to all the saints, who desired to do so to deed their property to the church and receive their stewardships from the hands of the Bishops, and already many hundreds have joyfully enrolled their names as ready to sign such a deed. This movement promises great spiritual and temporal advancement if faithfully carried out. Your family and the people generally enjoy usual good health, and all matters are moving on harmoniously and prosperously.
I enclose you a copy of the Bills forwarded by Bro. F. Kesler, they were accidentally left out of the last Mail, and are now forwarded to be of use in case Kesler should lose the set he has.
Praying for your prosperity and welfare,
I Remain your brother in the Gospel.

(Signed) Brigham Young

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Great Salt Lake City, April 29th. 1854.

Genl. H. S. Eldredge
St Louis
Mo.

Dear brother,

Yours of February 21st arrived on the 13th. inst, and I was pleased with your confidence in your ability to carry out the instructions received, and that you enjoyed good health. You will doubtless be both pleased and disappointed that I forward you no new bills, or requirements, but I think you have a plenty to see at present. The Indians are all quiet, and the majority express a desire for "good peace." At our last Conference (the minutes of which you will see in the News") a proposition was made to all the saints, who desired to do so to deed their property to the church and receive their stewardships from the hands of the Bishops, and already many hundreds have joyfully enrolled their names as ready to sign such a deed. This movement promises great spiritual and temporal advancement if faithfully carried out. Your family and the people generally enjoy usual good health, and all matters are moving on harmoniously and prosperously.

I enclose you a copy of the Bills forwarded by Bro. F. Kesler, they were accidentally left out of the last Mail, and are now forwarded to be of use in case Kesler should lose the set he has.

Praying for your prosperity and welfare,
I Remain your brother in the Gospel.

(Signed) Brigham Young