1858 March 24 Letter to John D. Lee


1858 March 24 Letter to John D. Lee


A request for wagon teams and supplies from Washington County to assist in the emigration of families out of Great Salt Lake City.




[Brigham Young]


John D. Lee


1858 March 24


Great Salt Lake City
Washington County


Utah War
Overland Travel

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

Elder John D. Lee,

Dear Brother:   You will learn by the Circular, 2 copies of which are now forwarded to you, that the policy has varied somewhat from the past.  Please loan the Circulars to no one, except those who will return them.  You will understand that we shall need many teams for the present movement, and we expect Washington county to assist us as much as they can conveniently, and to furnish covers and bows to the wagons they 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.  As we shall not sow nor plant any more north of Utah county this season, you will see the propriety of raising all the flax, sugar cane, California barley, corn, potatoes and other vegetables, &c., that are able to.

It is at present expected to make headquarters at Parowan for a time, when we arrive there.

Your Brother in the Gospel