1855 January 16 Letter to Zerubbabel Snow

Title

1855 January 16 Letter to Zerubbabel Snow

Description

Brigham declines a request to invest more money in a business. Instead he offers a loan and expresses concern whether or not the partner is dealing honestly.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Zerubbabel Snow

Date

1855 January 16

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Business Matters
Finances

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Great Salt Lake City, Jany 16. 1855
Bro. Z. Snow,
I have read your request by letter of this date, and in reply will state that I could not feel it right to render you the aid solicited, as a matter of deal or business, as I have already invested to a considerable extent in the business, of which you have latterly had the charge in behalf of bro. Clinton; but I probably could obtain the money for you, if you wished to use it as a loan to be repaid in the course of a few days.
My books show, the Dr. owed when he left on the same a/c 1937. 17(1/2)
I credit him with his half of the Still House & hogs which
I have had 540
Balance still owing $ 1397. 17(1/2)
in addition to what may be due for my share of the profits accruing since you have had the management, over and above what I have had from the concern since that date.
I have been informed by Mr. Thomas Williams this evening, that you have told him, you had money deposited in my hands,-- conveying the idea that I was owing to you; now this you know to be false, and if I cannot be assured that I am dealing with an honest and honorable man, -- instead of the firm's becoming still more deeply involved to me, I shall take measures to obtain my just dues

Your brother in the Covenant

Brigham Young

Item sets

Great Salt Lake City, Jany 16. 1855

Bro. Z. Snow,

I have read your request by letter of this date, and in reply will state that I could not feel it right to render you the aid solicited, as a matter of deal or business, as I have already invested to a considerable extent in the business, of which you have latterly had the charge in behalf of bro. Clinton; but I probably could obtain the money for you, if you wished to use it as a loan to be repaid in the course of a few days.

My books show, the Dr. owed when he left on the same a/c 1937. 17(1/2)
I credit him with his half of the Still House & hogs which
I have had 540
Balance still owing $ 1397. 17(1/2)

in addition to what may be due for my share of the profits accruing since you have had the management, over and above what I have had from the concern since that date.

I have been informed by Mr. Thomas Williams this evening, that you have told him, you had money deposited in my hands,-- conveying the idea that I was owing to you; now this you know to be false, and if I cannot be assured that I am dealing with an honest and honorable man, -- instead of the firm's becoming still more deeply involved to me, I shall take measures to obtain my just dues

Your brother in the Covenant

Brigham Young