1858 March 24 Letter to Charles Hancock


1858 March 24 Letter to Charles Hancock


A request for wagon teams and supplies for the relocation of settlers. Includes directions for growing crops and the handling of Circulars.




Brigham Young


Charles Hancock


1858 March 24


Great Salt Lake City


Utah War
Overland Travel

G. S. L. City, March 24, 1858.

Bishop Charles Hancock,

Dear Brother:  You will learn by this Circular, 2 copies of which are now forwarded to you, that the present policy has varied somewhat from the past.  Please loan the Circulars to no one, except those who will faithfully return them.  You will understand that we shall need many teams for the present movement, and we expect you to assist us as much as you can consistantly, and to furnish covers and bows to the wagons you send to our aid, so far as you have them.  You can begin to send the teams here for families, &c. as soon after next Sunday, the 28th, as you can get ready; and many of the families and other loading can be unloaded in your county for a time.  As we shall not sow nor plant any more here this season, you will see the propriety of raising all the potatoes, flax and sugar cane you may be able to.  The standing army is superseded, and justice requires that the property collected for our army be returned to those who furnished it, at least so far as they call for it.

Brigham Young