1858 April 14 Letter to David Evans

Title

1858 April 14 Letter to David Evans

Description

Brigham suggests farm lots be divided into smaller garden plots for families temporarily residing in the settlement.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

David Evans

Date

1858 April 14

Location

Great Salt Lake City
[Lehi]

Subject

Emigration
Farming
Settlements

extracted text

President's Office
G. S. L. City April 14th 1858
Bishop D. Evans,

Dear Brother:--
Inasmuch as many families are taking up a temporary residence in your ward, and ceased their farming operations elsewhere, it will be manifest to you that it is necessary, they go to work and put in all the crop they can, and so that every foot of farming land is used to the very best possible advantage, I have to suggest that you divide up your farms in small lots among those who are best prepared with implements and teams, and see that they do their farming in the `garden style', that is, bestow as much attention and care upon it as men generally do in their gardens, by that means they will raise as much from five acres as is usually done from twenty.

Your Bro. in the Gospel

Brigham Young

President's Office
G. S. L. City  April 14th  1858

Bishop D. Evans,

Dear Brother:

Inasmuch as many families are taking up a temporary residence in your ward, and ceased their farming operations elsewhere, it will be manifest to you that it is necessary, they go to work and put in all the crop they can, and so that every foot of farming land is used to the very best possible advantage, I have to suggest that you divide up your farms in small lots among those who are best prepared with implements and teams, and see that they do their farming in the `garden style',  that is, bestow as much attention and care upon it as men generally do in their gardens, by that means they will raise as much from five acres as is usually done from twenty.

Your Bro. in the Gospel

Brigham Young