1858 March 24 Letter to Jacob Bigler


1858 March 24 Letter to Jacob Bigler


A request for supplies and wagon teams to move families South. Bishop Stoker and his Ward will likely stop at Willow Creek or Chicken Creek.




[Brigham Young]


Jacob Bigler


1858 March 24


Great Salt Lake City


Utah War
Overland Travel

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

Bishop Jacob Bigler,

Dear Brother:   You will learn by the 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 consistently, 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 teams here for families, &c. as soon as the weather and roads are sufficiently settled.  Bishop Stoker and his Ward wish to halt on Willow Creek, in your county, and raise sugar cane, flax, vegetables, &c., and he has our permission and counsel to do so; and others will probably wish to do likewise on Chicken Creek, for which they will have the same permission.  As we shall not sow nor plant any more here this season, you will see the propriety of raising all the flax, sugar cane, potatoes and other vegetables you may be able to.  The standing army has been superseded, and justice requires that property collected for our army be returned to those who furnished it, at least so far as they call for it.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,