1854 August 26 Letter to Bishops Rowberry and Clark

Title

1854 August 26 Letter to Bishops Rowberry and Clark

Description

Brigham requests immediate assistance to be rendered to an emigrating church train which lost a large number of cattle due to a stampede. Includes detailed instructions and a list of requested supplies.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young
Heber C. Kimball
J M Grant

Recipient

Bishop [John] Rowberry
Bishop Clark
Brethren of Tooele Settlements

Date

1854 August 26

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Tooele

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Emigration
Supplies
Relief
Bishops

extracted text

G. S. L. City Augt 26th 1854.
Bishops Rowberry & Clark
& The Brethren in Tooele Settlements.
Dear Brethren,
Bro Sam[l]. W. Richards & Thos. S. Williams arrived in this city, this afternoon and report our immigration far back for the season, and moving slowly as the Church train had lost 120 head of Cattle near The South Fork of Platte by a stampede.
This renders assistance unusually necessary, and to be effectual it must be speedy. We have had the matter under careful advisement and now call on you to furnish the Annexed List, and let all the men be properly armed.
The Teamsters, and all who take charge of animals must be responsible therefor, and not look to the Tithing Office to make up any loss. Those who go back must furnish their own provisions extra, to the flour of the Annexed list. The flour will be furnished by individuals, and sold to those who need it, hence those who furnish flour, will look to those who purchase it for their pay. Send a reasonable quantity of Salt & wagon grease, also Pease, Beans, Potatoes, and garden vegetables if you have them.
In case you are hindered in procuring flour, you had better load up wheat at the rate of 3 Bushels to the 100 lb, and drive to Gov[r]. Young's & Little's Mill near the mouth of the Kanyon of Big Kanyon Creek. Let one person of the company come to Govr. Young's Office for Road instructions, when you get ready to leave the Valley.
Those who have friends on the road, are requested to aid them in addition to the above requisition. Your prompt Compliance with this counsel will secure you the blessings of the Lord, and of all Saints.

You all, from Tooele, Settlements, will be associated in one Company, and out of the number one man will have have to be selected to take charge of the Associate Company.

We Remain

Your Brethren in the Gospel

List Brigham Young
15 Yoke of Cattle Heber C. Kimball
4500 lb Flour J M Grant.
3 Teamsters
3 Wagons
3 Extra men & Horses

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G. S. L. City Augt 26th 1854. 

Bishops Rowberry & Clark
& The Brethren in Tooele Settlements.

Dear Brethren,

Bro Saml. W. Richards & Thos. S. Williams arrived in this city, this afternoon and report our immigration far back for the season, and moving slowly as the Church train had lost 120 head of Cattle near The South Fork of Platte by a stampede.

This renders assistance unusually necessary, and to be effectual it must be speedy.  We have had the matter under careful advisement and now call on you to furnish the Annexed List, and let all the men be properly armed.

The Teamsters, and all who take charge of animals must be responsible therefor, and not look to the Tithing Office to make up any loss.  Those who go back must furnish their own provisions extra, to the flour of the Annexed list.  The flour will be furnished by individuals, and sold to those who need it, hence those who furnish flour, will look to those who purchase it for their pay.  Send a reasonable quantity of Salt & wagon grease, also Pease, Beans, Potatoes, and garden vegetables if you have them.

In case you are hindered in procuring flour, you had better load up wheat at the rate of 3 Bushels to the 100 lb, and drive to Govr. Young's & Little's Mill near the mouth of the Kanyon of Big Kanyon Creek.  Let one person of the company come to Govr. Young's Office for Road instructions, when you get ready to leave the Valley.

Those who have friends on the road, are requested to aid them in addition to the above requisition.  Your prompt Compliance with this counsel will secure you the blessings of the Lord, and of all Saints.

You all, from Tooele, Settlements, will be associated in one Company, and out of the number one man will have have to be selected to take charge of the Associate Company.

We Remain
Your Brethren in the Gospel

Brigham Young
Heber C. Kimball
J M Grant

List 
15 Yoke of Cattle 
4500 lb Flour
3 Teamsters
3 Wagons
3 Extra men & Horses

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