1858 June 5 Letter to Judson L. Stoddard

Title

1858 June 5 Letter to Judson L. Stoddard

Description

A request to meet Ben Simons in Emigration Canyon and purchase all his goods. Preventing trade in Salt Lake City will accelerate the evacuation of the city.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Daniel H Wells

Recipient

Judson L. Stoddard

Date

1858 June 5

Location

Provo City

Subject

Business Matters
Security
Trade

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Provo City June 5. 1858.
Judson L. Stoddard Esq.
Dear Brother,
It is the President's wish that you should return to G. S. Lake City and in connexion with Bros James Ferguson and Lewis Robison meet Ben Simonds or if he is not along his Agent or whoever is with his goods at or above the mouth of Emigration Canon and purchase the entire lot and bring them directly to this place without selling a single article before you get here. We think this will enable us to vacate the City somewhat quicker than we otherwise can and will have a tendency to dry up the trade. If more money is wanted to close up the trade it will be furnished here and Ben can wait over a day or so to get it. We have no feelings against Ben but we wish to stop the trade at present and wait the issue of future events. Bro. Ferguson will join you at American Fork early tomorrow forenoon.

Your bro. in Christ.

Daniel H Wells

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Provo City June 5. 1858.

Judson L. Stoddard Esq.

Dear Brother,
It is the President's wish that you should return to G. S. Lake City and in connexion with Bros James Ferguson and Lewis Robison meet Ben Simonds or if he is not along his Agent or whoever is with his goods at or above the mouth of Emigration Canon and purchase the entire lot and bring them directly to this place without selling a single article before you get here. We think this will enable us to vacate the City somewhat quicker than we otherwise can and will have a tendency to dry up the trade. If more money is wanted to close up the trade it will be furnished here and Ben can wait over a day or so to get it. We have no feelings against Ben but we wish to stop the trade at present and wait the issue of future events. Bro. Ferguson will join you at American Fork early tomorrow forenoon.

Your bro. in Christ.

Daniel H Wells

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