1854 November 20 Letter to Franklin D. Richards

Title

1854 November 20 Letter to Franklin D. Richards

Description

Expenditures for each emigration company has not been kept separate and receipts and disbursements have not been recorded. Brigham requests that someone be assigned to track these expenses.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Franklin D. Richards
Office of the Perpetual Emigration Fund

Date

1854 November 20

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Perpetual Emigration Fund
Finances

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Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company's Office
Great Salt Lake City, Nov. 20. 1854
Dear bro. Franklin,
I wish to say a few words to you in relation to the business of the Fund at the L'pool Office touching the emigration of the saints &c. Your office was advised by letter of Augt 31st. 1853 not to mix in your future operations, the fund passengers with those of any other 1OPound or 13Pound Co. so as to keep the business transactions funds papers &c apart also. Not observing this, the a/c Current of last season of your office with Wm Empy shows that funds in connection with those of the 13 ---Pound Co, and entrusted to the same agent for both Companies & in fact all the emigration; & who on arriving here, brings wagons, cattle &c, certainly, but unable to render a succinct, clear a/c of his expenditures, having, while apparently using all his abilities, for the good of the cause, not even kept a correct memoranda of his purchases, much less receipts or vouchers of his disbursements on a/c of the Fund passengers.
I here repeat my wish for you to appoint an experienced man for the Fund passengers, who can bring them thro' & if not able to keep his own accounts let him bring some one along with him who can do it.
I see in your a/c of last season with the Fund, that certain amounts charged for so many passengers per such & such a ship at various prices, but no vouchers of such payments. These receipts should accompany, & the Fund be charged with the nett amount actually paid to the ship owner, or agent.
Wishing you every success in rolling forth the Kingdom of our God, and praying that his blessing may rest upon you in your endeavors to gather Israel,

I Remain, as ever, truly your brother in the Gospel
President P. E. F. Company

Brigham Young

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Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company's Office
Great Salt Lake City, Nov. 20. 1854

Dear bro. Franklin,

I wish to say a few words to you in relation to the business of the Fund at the L'pool Office touching the emigration of the saints &c. Your office was advised by letter of Augt 31st. 1853 not to mix in your future operations, the fund passengers with those of any other 1OPound or 13Pound Co. so as to keep the business transactions funds papers &c apart also. Not observing this, the a/c Current of last season of your office with Wm Empy shows that funds in connection with those of the 13 ---Pound Co, and entrusted to the same agent for both Companies & in fact all the emigration; & who on arriving here, brings wagons, cattle &c, certainly, but unable to render a succinct, clear a/c of his expenditures, having, while apparently using all his abilities, for the good of the cause, not even kept a correct memoranda of his purchases, much less receipts or vouchers of his disbursements on a/c of the Fund passengers.

I here repeat my wish for you to appoint an experienced man for the Fund passengers, who can bring them thro' & if not able to keep his own accounts let him bring some one along with him who can do it.

I see in your a/c of last season with the Fund, that certain amounts charged for so many passengers per such & such a ship at various prices, but no vouchers of such payments. These receipts should accompany, & the Fund be charged with the nett amount actually paid to the ship owner, or agent.

Wishing you every success in rolling forth the Kingdom of our God, and praying that his blessing may rest upon you in your endeavors to gather Israel,

I Remain, as ever, truly your brother in the Gospel
President P. E. F. Company

Brigham Young