1858 March 24 Letter to Isaac C. Haight


1858 March 24 Letter to Isaac C. Haight


A request for wagon teams and supplies to assist with the emigration of families out of Great Salt Lake City. Brigham advises on growing crops and shares his intent to move headquarters to Parowan.




Brigham Young


Isaac C. Haight


1858 March 24


Great Salt Lake City
[Cedar City], Iron County


Utah War
Overland Travel

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

President Isaac C. Haight,

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 no one the Circulars, except those who will faithfully return them.  You will understand that we shall need many teams for the present movement, and we are  expect Iron county to assist us as much as they can conveniently, 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, the printing, Historian and Tithing office materials, &c. as soon as the weather and roads are sufficiently settled.  As we shall not sow nor plant any more this season north of Utah county, you will see the propriety of raising all the flax, sugar cane, California barley, potatoes and other vegetables, &c. that you are able to.

It is at present expected to make headquarters at Parowan, at least for a time, after we arrive in Iron County.

Your Brother in the Gospel,