1858 July 13 Letter to E. E. Holden

Title

1858 July 13 Letter to E. E. Holden

Description

Updates on the prices of goods, the removal of the army and the return of the people to Salt Lake.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

E. E. Holden

Date

1858 July 13

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Business Matters
Military
Settlements

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Great Salt Lake City July 13 1858.
Bro. E. E. Holden,
I could answer your question a little better perhaps if you would write and let me know what your means are: this you can do as soon as you please.
I expect you would like to hear the news. There are three stores now open in this city. Calico is 35 per yard and everything else in proportion. We are all doing well here and have no reason to complain. The army hangers on is leaving for California pretty fast, those that are in the city now behave themselves tolerable well considering that they are a drunken set. The people are coming back very fast much faster then they went out and with a great deal better. Well it is all we can do to keep the boys off from them when they get to damning a little just to work off the effect of the whiskey. I hope you are all well in that part of the country and no trouble with the Indians. The people I guess begin to find that the devil is not dead yet. We can all of us see that God is doing his work just as fast as he has a mind to.
Well, may God bless you and all good and honest men is my prayer

(Signed) Brigham Young
(Brighams June 5 dictum )
from his original)

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Great Salt Lake City July 13 1858.

Bro. E. E. Holden,

I could answer your question a little better perhaps if you would write and let me know what your means are: this you can do as soon as you please.

I expect you would like to hear the news. There are three stores now open in this city. Calico is 35 per yard and everything else in proportion. We are all doing well here and have no reason to complain. The army hangers on is leaving for California pretty fast, those that are in the city now behave themselves tolerable well considering that they are a drunken set. The people are coming back very fast much faster then they went out and with a great deal better. Well it is all we can do to keep the boys off from them when they get to damning a little just to work off the effect of the whiskey. I hope you are all well in that part of the country and no trouble with the Indians. The people I guess begin to find that the devil is not dead yet. We can all of us see that God is doing his work just as fast as he has a mind to.

Well, may God bless you and all good and honest men is my prayer

(Signed) Brigham Young

(Brighams June 5 dictum )
from his original)