1854 June 12 Letter to J. H. Johnson

Title

1854 June 12 Letter to J. H. Johnson

Description

Indian Walker desires the return of the Indian girl taken in the Utah War.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

J. H. Johnson

Date

1854 June 12

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Indian Affairs
Personal

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G. S. L. City June 12/54

Bro Jose. H. Johnson
Indian Walker has been here for a few days, and he seems to be very anxious to get the Indian Girl in your possession, he claims her as his sister; she was taken in Provo during the Utah War four years ago.
If it is her own free will & choice to go with him, all right, I consider her free, but if she would rather ramain as she is, she should have the privilege, But it would please me much better if she would come to this city, where they could see her oftener.

Brigham Young

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G. S. L. City June 12/54

Bro Jose. H. Johnson

Indian Walker has been here for a few days, and he seems to be very anxious to get the Indian Girl in your possession, he claims her as his sister; she was taken in Provo during the Utah War four years ago.

If it is her own free will & choice to go with him, all right, I consider her free, but if she would rather ramain as she is, she should have the privilege, But it would please me much better if she would come to this city, where they could see her oftener.

Brigham Young