1858 July 17 Letter to Nathan Davis

Title

1858 July 17 Letter to Nathan Davis

Description

Brigham encourages iron work to continue in Parowan but does not recommend building a house yet.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Nathan Davis

Date

1858 July 17

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Parowan

Subject

Business Matters

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President's Office
Great Salt Lake City July 17/58
Nathan Davis, Esqr.
Parowan, Iron Co.
Dear Brother,
Your note of the 1st inst. is received -- and your course so far as we know and understand is approved. If we need any castings we shall send the iron. You are at liberty to use the iron from the wagons you mentioned.
In regard to lead and oil we can do nothing at present. As to building yourself a house it would be well for you to omit doing so to any extent at present.
You are quite correct in regard to returning, as we have not commenced business to any extent in this place, We wish moreover to have business established in that part of the country, it is right for you to dispose of such articles as you manufacture to sustain the works.
We do not wish to compel brethren to stay there but would like to have them remain until the business is established, and some other disposition made, as we do not contemplate removing the machinery back to this place, but expect to get up more when we want.
As ever
Your Bro. in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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President's Office
Great Salt Lake City July 17/58

Nathan Davis, Esqr.
Parowan, Iron Co.

Dear Brother,
Your note of the 1st inst. is received -- and your course so far as we know and understand is approved. If we need any castings we shall send the iron. You are at liberty to use the iron from the wagons you mentioned.

In regard to lead and oil we can do nothing at present. As to building yourself a house it would be well for you to omit doing so to any extent at present.
You are quite correct in regard to returning, as we have not commenced business to any extent in this place, We wish moreover to have business established in that part of the country, it is right for you to dispose of such articles as you manufacture to sustain the works.

We do not wish to compel brethren to stay there but would like to have them remain until the business is established, and some other disposition made, as we do not contemplate removing the machinery back to this place, but expect to get up more when we want.

As ever
Your Bro. in the Gospel

Brigham Young