1858 May 20 Letter to Daniel H. Wells


1858 May 20 Letter to Daniel H. Wells


Brigham approves keeping the mills supplied, using fence lumber and the plan to remove the poor from Salt Lake. He permits Brother Staines to stay but Brother Wilcox should move south. Brigham suggests boarding up public buildings. He will move his family once he prepares proper housing.




Brigham Young


Daniel H. Wells


1858 May 20


Great Salt Lake City


Business Matters

Provo, May 20, 1858.

President Daniel H. Wells,

Dear Brother:--
Yours of the 19th, per hands of br. Lewis Robison, is before me, and in regard to storage for the Quarter Master's stores, I have simply to say that my health and business have been such, for a time past, that I have not been able to look into that matter, and I presume br. Lewis will be able to secure suitable room. It is good policy to keep the mills constantly supplied with all the wheat they can grind for us, that the largest possible amount may be floured. It is all right to use the lumber in the division fences for boxes, as are also the instructions to br. West in regards to getting away the balance of their grain, and removing their poor from G. S. L. City, &c. There is no particular hurry about the library. Say to br. Staines that it will be right for him to remain and accommodate Gov. Cumming with house room, but that he had better at once send <south> his family and the remainder of his effects he wishes to remove in this direction, <except such articles as he may need for the Gov. Cumming's use.> Let br. David Candland open the globe, exclusively with male help, for the accommodation of those who may come in with Gov. Cumming.

In my last letter toyyou I countermanded br. Wilcox's going into City Creek Kanyon to run the sawmill there, for, if it takes him a week to go 40 miles, he would <not> be likely to accomplish much, and besides we shall be able to get from Big Cottonwood Kanyon all the lumber we need. Take the sash out of the public buildings and prepare them for caching or removing, and board up the openings with lumber that will not answer for wheat or flour boxes.

Your Brother in the Gospel.

Brigham Young