1858 April 19 Letter to Hugh Moon

Title

1858 April 19 Letter to Hugh Moon

Description

A request to not sell any alcohol or liquor due to excessive drunkenness in the streets.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Hugh Moon

Date

1858 April 19

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Civic Matters

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G. S. L. City , April 19, 1858.
Elder Hugh Moon,
Dear Brother:-- I write to request you not to sell any more whiskey or alcohol, or any description of spirituous liquor, no matter who may call upon you to purchase. And in case the plea is made that some one will die, unless the liquor can be had, be pleased to tell them to first call upon me and get an order for the coffin, for the liquor they cannot have. We have seen as much drunkenness about our streets as we care about seeing, and they all acknowledge that they get their liquor at "Moon's still."

Brigham Young

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G. S. L. City , April 19, 1858.

Elder Hugh Moon,

Dear Brother:   I write to request you not to sell any more whiskey or alcohol, or any description of spirituous liquor, no matter who may call upon you to purchase.  And in case the plea is made that some one will die, unless the liquor can be had, be pleased to tell them to first call upon me and get an order for the coffin, for the liquor they cannot have.  We have seen as much drunkenness about our streets as we care about seeing, and they all acknowledge that they get their liquor at "Moon's still."

Brigham Young