1854 August 15 Letter to Aaron Johnson & the City Council.

Title

1854 August 15 Letter to Aaron Johnson & the City Council.

Description

Levying a tax no greater than one half percent will boost the amount of goods brought into the city and save the expense of sending to Salt Lake for them.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Aaron Johnson
Members of the City Council

Date

1854 August 15

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Business matters

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G. S. L. City Augt 15th 1854.

To Bishop Aaron Johnson &
Members of the City Council.

Hearing some sayings in relation to the propriety, or impropriety of Levying a Tax on Goods brought into your city. Your Charter gives the right to Levy a Tax not exceeding one per cent, but I think it good policy not to exceed one half per cent. By this policy, you will have goods enough brought to you saving the expense of hundreds & thousands of dollars every year, spent in coming, or sending here for goods.

I Remain as ever

Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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G. S. L. City Augt 15th 1854.

To Bishop Aaron Johnson &
Members of the City Council.

Hearing some sayings in relation to the propriety, or impropriety of Levying a Tax on Goods brought into your city. Your Charter gives the right to Levy a Tax not exceeding one per cent, but I think it good policy not to exceed one half per cent. By this policy, you will have goods enough brought to you saving the expense of hundreds & thousands of dollars every year, spent in coming, or sending here for goods.

I Remain as ever
Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young