1858 December 3 Letter to Horace S. Eldredge

Title

1858 December 3 Letter to Horace S. Eldredge

Description

Contains an update on the court case of James Ferguson and thoughts about "Valley Tan." Letter also includes a request for cacao nuts for making chocolate, catheters and Indian rubber.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Horace S. Eldredge

Date

1858 December 3

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Subject

Supplies
Legal Matters
Personal

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Presidents Office
Great Salt Lake City Dec 3rd. 1858.
Horace S. Eldredge Esqr.
Dear Brother:
We improve the opportunity of sending by Mr. Moorehead who leaves for the east tomorrow. You will see by the News that the court is in session, and has under consideration the case of James Ferguson, for intimidating the court &c, and for which offence Mr. Burr made a motion that he should be expelled from the bar, and claimed that Brigham Young Senr. was an important witness, consequently to day I attended court but the case was again postponed.
It was presumed by our enemies who lie in wait to find accusation against us that I would refuse to obey process from the court, and doubtless made their arrangements accordingly. We suppose that it was calculated in that case to make a call upon the U. S. troops to enforce it. I do not know what will be their next plan, it is quite a different thing going to court here from what it was in Carthage, notwithstanding there are many here who would doubtless reenact those tragedies if they felt that it could be done with impunity; but though their disposition is good enough, yet they fear that it might not be quite safe, to undertake such a job just now.
The "Valley Tan" is a scurrilous as ever doing all it can to create an eruption but nobody notices it, but continue to treat it with the contempt it so richly deserves we trust that it is short-lived, as well as the power and influence of our enemies in this Territory.
My health is good as is also Brothers Heber's Daniel's and all the Brethrens. Winter has set in very cold, though more pleasant to day than yesterday.
I wish you to get me 10 lb of the cacao nuts such as is used in making chocolate get fresh nuts if possible, also half adozen catheters, say two silver the others India rubber, all of the very best quality.
Remember me to Brother Coward and all the brethren with you.
May the Lord bless you and all Israel with heavens choice blessings.
I remain as ever your brother in the Gospel of Christ
Brigham Young

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Presidents Office
Great Salt Lake City  Dec 3rd. 1858.

Horace S. Eldredge Esqr.

Dear Brother:

We improve the opportunity of sending by Mr. Moorehead who leaves for the east tomorrow.  You will see by the News that the court is in session, and has under consideration the case of James Ferguson, for intimidating the court &c, and for which offence Mr. Burr made a motion that he should be expelled from the bar, and claimed that Brigham Young Senr. was an important witness, consequently to day I attended court but the case was again postponed.

It was presumed by our enemies who lie in wait to find accusation against us that I would refuse to obey process from the court, and doubtless made their arrangements accordingly.  We suppose that it was calculated in that case to make a call upon the U. S. troops to enforce it.  I do not know what will be their next plan, it is quite a different thing going to court here from what it was in Carthage, notwithstanding there are many here who would doubtless reenact those tragedies if they felt that it could be done with impunity; but though their disposition is good enough, yet they fear that it might not be quite safe, to undertake such a job just now.

The "Valley Tan" is a scurrilous as ever doing all it can to create an eruption but nobody notices it, but continue to treat it with the contempt it so richly deserves  we trust that it is short-lived, as well as the power and influence of our enemies in this Territory.

My health is good as is also Brothers Heber's Daniel's and all the Brethrens.  Winter has set in very cold, though more pleasant to day than yesterday.  

I wish you to get me 10 lb of the cacao nuts such as is used in making chocolate get fresh nuts if possible, also half adozen catheters, say two silver the others India rubber, all of the very best quality.

Remember me to Brother Coward and all the brethren with you.

May the Lord bless you and all Israel with heavens choice blessings.

I remain as ever your brother in the Gospel of Christ

Brigham Young