1855 February 6 Letter to Erastus Snow

Title

1855 February 6 Letter to Erastus Snow

Description

Brigham rejoices over the success of the missionary work and applauds the publication of the "Luminary". He sends instructions about the ordered Steam engine and cards for the woolen factory.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

[Brigham Young]

Recipient

Erastus Snow

Date

1855 February 6

Location

Great Salt Lake City
St Louis, Missouri

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Publications
Missionary Work
Business Matters

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Great Salt Lake City
February 6th 1855
Elder Erastus Snow,
St Louis, Mo

Dear Brother,

Your letter of Oct 29th & a slip of Nov. 23d. came safe to hand on the 5th inst. I was much pleased with the account of your movements, and rejoiced at your success, and flattering prospects. I have also seen No 1 of the "Luminary", which came addressed to Mrs. E. Snow, and I like its appearance, and the tenor, and conduct of its articles.
Bro, Carrington received your prospectus before the mail was interrupted, and immediately published it in the "News", and called for subscribers; and lately your bro. Zera has had it again published, informing the public of his readiness to act as an Agent for your paper. As there now appears to be a prospect for the mail to run regularly, I presume you will have quite a number of subscribers in Utah, for the people are becoming quite zealous in obtaining information.
I sent you a letter by Adams & Co's express on the morning of the 5th inst. and I now send one to Bro. Andrews in reply to his last, in which you will find full instructions about the Steam engine I wish procured, and forwarded at as early a date as practicable, as also the cards for my woolen factory. These are articles which I am particularly anxious about, as they will be of great and immediate public benefit
I am in hopes that you will be able to dispose of the woolen machinery to advantage this season, or send it on , which ever may be deemed to be for the best.
I also wish the boxes of English goods now at Weston, I believe, to be forwarded this season if possible, as I am fearful that they have already been so long in the way that they are injured, if not entirely spoiled.
The reception of the letters alluded to, together with the news, and the other letters you will doubtless receive, make it unnecessary for me to enter into a detail of matters at this hurrying and brief time.
Ever praying that your intelligence, and judgment may be equal to your duties, and that the Holy Spirit may enlighten your path.

I remain

Your Brother in the Gospel

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Great Salt Lake City
February 6th 1855

Elder Erastus Snow,
St Louis, Mo

Dear Brother,

Your letter of Oct 29th & a slip of Nov. 23d. came safe to hand on the 5th inst. I was much pleased with the account of your movements, and rejoiced at your success, and flattering prospects. I have also seen No 1 of the "Luminary", which came addressed to Mrs. E. Snow, and I like its appearance, and the tenor, and conduct of its articles.

Bro, Carrington received your prospectus before the mail was interrupted, and immediately published it in the "News", and called for subscribers; and lately your bro. Zera has had it again published, informing the public of his readiness to act as an Agent for your paper. As there now appears to be a prospect for the mail to run regularly, I presume you will have quite a number of subscribers in Utah, for the people are becoming quite zealous in obtaining information.

I sent you a letter by Adams & Co's express on the morning of the 5th inst. and I now send one to Bro. Andrews in reply to his last, in which you will find full instructions about the Steam engine I wish procured, and forwarded at as early a date as practicable, as also the cards for my woolen factory. These are articles which I am particularly anxious about, as they will be of great and immediate public benefit

I am in hopes that you will be able to dispose of the woolen machinery to advantage this season, or send it on , which ever may be deemed to be for the best.

I also wish the boxes of English goods now at Weston, I believe, to be forwarded this season if possible, as I am fearful that they have already been so long in the way that they are injured, if not entirely spoiled.

The reception of the letters alluded to, together with the news, and the other letters you will doubtless receive, make it unnecessary for me to enter into a detail of matters at this hurrying and brief time.

Ever praying that your intelligence, and judgment may be equal to your duties, and that the Holy Spirit may enlighten your path.

I remain
Your Brother in the Gospel