1858 March 10 Letter to Aaron Johnson

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1858 March 10 Letter to Aaron Johnson

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Brigham wishes to send provisions to starving Indians in the Uinta Valley.

Type

Correspondence
Indian Affairs

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Aaron Johnson

Date

1858 March 10

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Indian Affairs
Charity
Relief

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President's Office,
G. S. L. City March 10th 1858
Bishop Aaron Johnson,
Dear Brother:--
I am informed that the Indians in Uinta Valley are crying for something to eat, I therefore wish you to at once see some of the Indians in your neighborhood and, if any of them will take flour to those who are destitute, in Uinta, please inform them that you will furnish them, without pay, what flour they will agree to faithfully take to those in Uinta who are crying for food.
If any Indians in your neighborhood feel to carry out flour as above suggested, you will furnish it from the tithing wheat in your possession and keep account thereof; and send word to Peteetneet, and all others who wish, to come into our settlements and get something to eat.

Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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1858 March 11 Letter to John L. Butler

President's Office,
G. S. L. City March 10th 1858

Bishop Aaron Johnson,

Dear Brother:--
I am informed that the Indians in Uinta Valley are crying for something to eat, I therefore wish you to at once see some of the Indians in your neighborhood and, if any of them will take flour to those who are destitute, in Uinta, please inform them that you will furnish them, without pay, what flour they will agree to faithfully take to those in Uinta who are crying for food.

If any Indians in your neighborhood feel to carry out flour as above suggested, you will furnish it from the tithing wheat in your possession and keep account thereof; and send word to Peteetneet, and all others who wish, to come into our settlements and get something to eat.

Your Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young