1854 July 12 Letter to Marcus L. Hamilton

Title

1854 July 12 Letter to Marcus L. Hamilton

Description

In response to an inquiry, Brigham shares his opinion on which farming equipment would be useful in Utah.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Marcus L. Hamilton

Date

1854 July 12

Location

Great Salt Lake
Sacramento, California

Subject

Business Matters
Personal

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Great Salt Lake City,
Utah Territory, July 12/54
Mr. Marcus L, Hamilton,
Sir,
Your letter to my son Joseph A. of April 8th/54 was received yesterday, and has been handed to me by his wife,-- Joseph having gone to England on a mission to preach the gospel.
In reply to your enquiries none of the machines you refer to have been introduced here, tho many have talked about making or importing them. The mowing machine for cutting and not binding would not in my opinion prove profitable in this place, but the drilling machine for sowing grain, and the grain reaper ought in my opinion to be introduced, and would be done, to advantage to the farmer, and profit to the importer, and should therefore recommend you to bring over a number.
Your uncle Phinehas H. Young and family are all well and doing well, and business generally in the valley is prosperous.
Wishing you success in your every enterprize,

I Remain with respect your friend.

Brigham Young
Sacramento City.
Cal.

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Great Salt Lake City,
Utah Territory, July 12/54

Mr. Marcus L, Hamilton,

Sir,

Your letter to my son Joseph A. of April 8th/54 was received yesterday, and has been handed to me by his wife,-- Joseph having gone to England on a mission to preach the gospel.

In reply to your enquiries none of the machines you refer to have been introduced here, tho many have talked about making or importing them. The mowing machine for cutting and not binding would not in my opinion prove profitable in this place, but the drilling machine for sowing grain, and the grain reaper ought in my opinion to be introduced, and would be done, to advantage to the farmer, and profit to the importer, and should therefore recommend you to bring over a number.

Your uncle Phinehas H. Young and family are all well and doing well, and business generally in the valley is prosperous.

Wishing you success in your every enterprize,
I Remain with respect your friend.
Brigham Young

Sacramento City.
Cal.