1858 March 24 Letter to Joseph Holman

Title

1858 March 24 Letter to Joseph Holman

Description

A request for supplies and wagon teams to move families South. Also contains instructions for growing crops and handling the Circulars.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Joseph Holman
Bishop Cofort
W.S. Snow

Date

1858 March 24

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Utah War
Emigration
Overland Travel

extracted text

G. S. L, City, March 24, 1858
Bishop Joseph Holman,
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 The standing army is superseded, and justice requires that property collected for our army be returned to those who furnished it, at least so far as they call for it.

Your Brother in the Gospel

copies of the foregoing sent to Bishops Cofort & W. S. Snow.

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

Bishop Joseph Holman,

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  The standing army is superseded, and justice requires that property collected for our army be returned to those who furnished it, at least so far as they call for it.

Your Brother in the Gospel

copies of the foregoing sent to Bishops Cofort  & W. S. Snow.