1858 August 2 Letter to William France

Title

1858 August 2 Letter to William France

Description

The wife of France has not expressed ill feelings towards him. He is counseled to repair his Salt Lake home and allow her to reside there.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

William France

Date

1858 August 2

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Domestic Dispute
Personal

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Great Salt Lake City,
Augt 2nd. 1858.
Dr. William France,
Dear Brother:--
Elder O. Pratt, in compliance with your request, presented me with your letter to him, bearing date July 23d, and I have noted its contents. Your wife called upon me to day, the first I have seen her for some time, and in her remarks I noticed no very serious feeling against you, and I am not aware that she has at any time indulged in any very grave comments upon your conduct, and do not know of any important reason why existing difficulties may be amicably adjusted.
Sister France has received the bundle of clothes you forwarded for her.
I have heard that you are building in Springville, and in that case it appears to be most conducive to your interest to replace the windows in your house in this city, placing it in at least as good repair as it was at the time of leaving it, and permitting Mrs. France to occupy a part of it, thereby affording you an opportunity to rent the remainder for much more than the windows and torn up flooring would benefit you in Springville.
When you come to this city please call upon me and we will talk over matters; and should you not feel able to leave the floors, windows, &c. in your house here, perhaps I may be able to assist you to some lumber for your building in Springville
Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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Great Salt Lake City,
Augt 2nd. 1858.

Dr. William France,

Dear Brother:--
Elder O. Pratt, in compliance with your request, presented me with your letter to him, bearing date July 23d, and I have noted its contents. Your wife called upon me to day, the first I have seen her for some time, and in her remarks I noticed no very serious feeling against you, and I am not aware that she has at any time indulged in any very grave comments upon your conduct, and do not know of any important reason why existing difficulties may be amicably adjusted.

Sister France has received the bundle of clothes you forwarded for her.
I have heard that you are building in Springville, and in that case it appears to be most conducive to your interest to replace the windows in your house in this city, placing it in at least as good repair as it was at the time of leaving it, and permitting Mrs. France to occupy a part of it, thereby affording you an opportunity to rent the remainder for much more than the windows and torn up flooring would benefit you in Springville.

When you come to this city please call upon me and we will talk over matters; and should you not feel able to leave the floors, windows, &c. in your house here, perhaps I may be able to assist you to some lumber for your building in Springville

Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young