1858 April 14 Letter to Joseph Horne

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1858 April 14 Letter to Joseph Horne

Description

Instructions for planting sugar cane and watermelon seeds.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Joseph Horne

Date

1858 April 14

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Crops
Settlements

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G. S. L. City, April 14, 1858
Elder Joseph Horne,
Dear Brother:-- I send you some sugar cane and watermelon seeds, which, from what I can learn, you will probably have hands, land and water for cultivating to some extent. I trust that you will, as I understand you and you company have, use all reasonable diligence and skill in your power to cultivate the products now and heretofore indicated to you, for during our present movement it is uncertain how much or where we may be able to till the soil during the present season, at least farther than to secure, if possible, the crops already in the ground. The sugar cane should be planted about the 10th of May, in drills 3 feet apart, one stalk to every 10 or 12 inches, and far enough from broom corn to not mix.

Your Brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young

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1858 April 14 Letter to Isaac C. Haight

G. S. L. City, April 14, 1858

Elder Joseph Horne,

Dear Brother:  I send you some sugar cane and watermelon seeds, which, from what I can learn, you will probably have hands, land and water for cultivating to some extent.  I trust that you will, as I understand you and you company have, use all reasonable diligence and skill in your power to cultivate the products now and heretofore indicated to you, for during our present movement it is uncertain how much or where we may be able to till the soil during the present season, at least farther than to secure, if possible, the crops already in the ground.  The sugar cane should be planted about the 10th of May, in drills 3 feet apart, one stalk to every 10 or 12 inches, and far enough from broom corn to not mix.

Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young