1858 May 15 Letter to Alex Warrender

Title

1858 May 15 Letter to Alex Warrender

Description

U. S. troops are detaining mail. Warrender is advised on how to obtain assistance to emigrate.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

W. G. Mills

Recipient

Alex Warrender

Date

1858 May 15

Location

Provo

Subject

Mail
Military
Emigration

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President's Office, Provo,
June 15th, 1858.
Elder Alex. Warrender,
Dear Brother:--
In consequence of the U. S. troops detaining, illegally, our Mail matter, your letter to President Young, of Aug. 27th. 1857 was not received until the 12th. inst., In reply I have to say that by addressing a letter to H. S. Eldridge, Esqr., Box 333, Post Office, St. Louis, Missouri, you can receive information and instruction necessary to your condition. If, however, Bro. Eldridge will have removed your best way would be to proceed to Florence, State of Iowa, or Iowa City, where, no doubt, you can easily join a company of Saints who will emigrate to this place in the proper season. If you should be too late to join a train, I understand that there is plenty of work to <be> obtained in those settlements until the way will open.
Praying God to bless you with His Holy Spirit, preserve you from evil, and prosper you in your journey Zionward, I am,
Your Brother in the Gospel,

W. G. Mills,

clerk.

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President's Office, Provo,
June 15th, 1858.

Elder Alex. Warrender,

Dear Brother:--
In consequence of the U. S. troops detaining, illegally, our Mail matter, your letter to President Young, of Aug. 27th. 1857 was not received until the 12th. inst., In reply I have to say that by addressing a letter to H. S. Eldridge, Esqr., Box 333, Post Office, St. Louis, Missouri, you can receive information and instruction necessary to your condition. If, however, Bro. Eldridge will have removed your best way would be to proceed to Florence, State of Iowa, or Iowa City, where, no doubt, you can easily join a company of Saints who will emigrate to this place in the proper season. If you should be too late to join a train, I understand that there is plenty of work to <be> obtained in those settlements until the way will open.

Praying God to bless you with His Holy Spirit, preserve you from evil, and prosper you in your journey Zionward, I am,

Your Brother in the Gospel,

W. G. Mills,
clerk.