1854 August 26 Letter to Bishop E. Lee

Title

1854 August 26 Letter to Bishop E. Lee

Description

A request for aid and supplies to assist an emigrating wagon train. Includes instructions and a list of needed supplies.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young
Heber C. Kimball
J M Grant

Recipient

Bishop E. Lee
Brethren of the Ward

Date

1854 August 26

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Emigration
Relief
Supplies
Bishops

extracted text

G. S. L. City, Augt 26th 1854.
Bishop B. Lee
& brethren of the Ward.
Dear Brethren,
Brother Sam[l]. W. Richards and Thomas 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 Platt 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 the loss. Those who go back must furnish their own provision 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, and wagon grease, also peas, beans, potatoes and garden <sauce> 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 lbs. and drive to Gov. Young's & Littles mill near the mouth of the Kanyon, of Big Kanyon Creek. Let one person of the company come to Governors 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 & of all saints.

You will be associated with all the wards south of this City, on the East of Jordan, each of which will furnish an equal quota with yourselves, and out of those wards, a competent man will have to be selected to take charge of the Associate Company.

We Remain,
Your brethren &c.

(signed), Brigham Young
Heber C. Kimball
List J. M. Grant
5 yoke of Cattle
1 Wagon
1 Teamster
1 Extra horse & man
1500 lb flour

Item sets

G. S. L. City, Augt 26th 1854.  

Bishop E. Lee
& brethren of the Ward.

Dear Brethren,

Brother Saml. W. Richards and Thomas 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 Platt 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 the loss.  Those who go back must furnish their own provision 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, and wagon grease, also peas, beans, potatoes and garden <sauce> 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 lbs. and drive to Gov.  Young's & Littles mill near the mouth of the Kanyon, of Big Kanyon Creek.  Let one person of the company come to Governors 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 & of all saints.

You will be associated with all the wards south of this City, on the East of Jordan, each of which will furnish an equal quota with yourselves, and out of those wards, a competent man will have to be selected to take charge of the Associate Company.

We Remain,
Your brethren  &c.

(signed),     Brigham Young

Heber C. Kimball

J. M. Grant

List

5  yoke of Cattle
1  Wagon
1  Teamster
1  Extra horse & man
1500 lb flour

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