1854 October 25 Letter to Almon W. Babbitt

Title

1854 October 25 Letter to Almon W. Babbitt

Description

Brigham Young proposes to repair rooms and rent them to the Government at a higher price if Almon W. Babbitt does not comply with the Government’s original proposition.

Type

Correspondence
Government
Financial

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Almon W. Babbitt

Date

1854 October 25

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Government
Financial
Property

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Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 27.1854.
Hon A. W. Babbitt
Secretary of Utah Territory
Sir,
Your note of the 26th inst, caused me some surprise when I reflected upon the understanding between us at the time of renting the rooms in question. If you will tax your memory slightly you can recollect that you proffered to put the rooms in complete repair, and proper finish, and keep them so if I would rent them to the Government at the very low rate of $1500 a year, and urged that such a course would be the most politic, and satisfactory, to which I acceded.
If you do not wish to comply with your own propositions, I will make another, as follows: I will put the rooms alluded to in complete repair, and rent them to you for the Government, at $3000 a year, which at the present rate of rents in this City, is very reasonable.

I am respectfully

Brigham Young

Trustee in Trust &c.

Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 27.1854.

Hon A. W. Babbitt
Secretary of Utah Territory

Sir,

Your note of the 26th inst, caused me some surprise when I reflected upon the understanding between us at the time of renting the rooms in question.  If you will tax your memory slightly you can recollect that you proffered to put the rooms in complete repair, and proper finish, and keep them so if I would rent them to the Government at the very low rate of $1500 a year, and urged that such a course would be the most politic, and satisfactory, to which I acceded.

If you do not wish to comply with your own propositions, I will make another, as follows:  I will put the rooms alluded to in complete repair, and rent them to you for the Government, at $3000 a year, which at the present rate of rents in this City, is very reasonable.

I am respectfully
 
Brigham Young
Trustee in Trust &c.