1854 June 24 Letter to Dr. Moore

Title

1854 June 24 Letter to Dr. Moore

Description

Request to find a good route from the Weber River Ferry to Ogden's Hole to shorten Emigration travel.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Dr. Moore

Date

1854 June 24

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Overland travel
Emigration

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Great Salt Lake City
June 24th, 1854.
Dr. Moore

Dear brother,
Yours of the 22d. inst at hand, and I perceive you found the Ogden Creek Kanyon rather rugged. If you do not deem it practicable to deflect to the North at a point further east than the Weber River Ferry, I wish at your earliest convenience, you would take a small party and determine whether a reasonably good route can be had from Weber River Ferry to Ogden's Hole and if so, make arrangements at the Weber River Ferry to pilot such emigrants as may prefer it over the route you search out, as it will save them 50 or 60 miles of travel.

Respectfully your brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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Great Salt Lake City
June 24th, 1854.

Dr. Moore

Dear brother,

Yours of the 22d. inst at hand, and I perceive you found the Ogden Creek Kanyon rather rugged. If you do not deem it practicable to deflect to the North at a point further east than the Weber River Ferry, I wish at your earliest convenience, you would take a small party and determine whether a reasonably good route can be had from Weber River Ferry to Ogden's Hole and if so, make arrangements at the Weber River Ferry to pilot such emigrants as may prefer it over the route you search out, as it will save them 50 or 60 miles of travel.

Respectfully your brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young