1859 January 2 Letter to Dwight Eveleth


1859 January 2 Letter to Dwight Eveleth


Instructions to purchase a list of law books (list included) and forward copies to the names provided. Also contains authorization to collect tithing in California and a reminder to keep accurate financial records.




Brigham Young


Dwight Eveleth


1859 January 2


Great Salt Lake City

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Reading Materials
Financial Matters

Item sets

President's Office
G. S. L. City Jan'y 2d. 1859

Dwight Eveleth Esq:

Dear Bro.

I send by Bro. H. W. Lawrence a list of Law Books which I would be glad to have you assist him in purchasing.  Care will be required in selecting the proper and perfect editions, having strict reference to the list.  You are hereby authorized to Collect the tithing of the Saints in California, giving receipts therefor, and hold the same subject to the order of the Trustee in Trust.  You will require to use every precaution against mistakes in this matter, keeping invariably full and correct accounts of your receipts and disbursements.  You will please advance the necessary means to purchase and forward the books above referred to.

Your brother in Christ.

Brigham Young



Walker American Law-- Latest Edition --- 6 copies

Whartons American Criminal Law (Fourth Edition and revised) --- 4 copies

The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in personal actions, and ejectment, to which are added, the Law and Practice of Extents, and the Rules of Court, and modern decisions, in the Exchequer of Pleas, by William Tidd Esqr., in two Vols. 4th American Edition with additional notes by Asa J. Fish ---2 copies

Brightly's Digest Laws of U. S. 1789-1857 --- 2 copies

Wharton's Precedents-- Latest Edition --- 2 copies

A Treatise on the Organization, Juris-diction and practice of the Courts of the United States by Alfred Conkling, Third Edition, revised corrected, Albany, W. C. Little & Co 1856  --- 2 copies


Names of those wanting the above

Jas. Ferguson, 1 Walker, 1 Wharton Criminal law & 1 Precedent
1 Tidd's Practice, 1 Digest, 1 Conklings Treatise

W. G. Mills, 1 Walker, 1 Wharton's Criminal Law

J. T. Caine, 1 Walker  --- The rest for the Use of the office or Law School

A. M. Musser 1 Walker --- The rest for the Use of the office or Lasw School