1851 December 6 Letter to Isaac Clark

Title

1851 December 6 Letter to Isaac Clark

Description

Counsel to Isaac Clark to look after the legal rights of widows and orphans and the distribution of property belonging to a Sister [Sarah] Fifield.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

Isaac Clark

Date

1851/12/06

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Weber County

Subject

Bishops
Legal Matters

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Great Salt Lake City Dec. 6. 1851
Dear brother,
Complaint has been made to me by Sister Fifield, in relation to Matthew Fifield attaching her property, choosing a guardian for her &c &c
I wish to say to you that I think the property of the children should by all means be preserved for their benefit, that they do not become a public charge. It is the duty of all Bishops in the Church to see to such matters, and it is equally the duty of the County Courts to protect the interests of the Orphans. Of course Sister Fifield will need the Household Furniture, cow and grain sufficient for her use, and the children's use and support; but do not permit any graceless scamp to have the chance or opportunity of squandering or stealing the children's property: neither should the older boys be permitted to use up the property of the children, but with their own share be content, and learn to take care of themselves.
Brother Clark as you are the Probate Judge in Weber County, it is your duty to look after the rights of Widows and Orphans, and I believe that you will do all things right and as they should be done, and pray my Father in Heaven to give you wisdom in all things according to the Mission whereunto you are called.
I am as ever
Your friend and brother
In the Gospel of Peace

to Isaac Clark
Brigham Young
Bishop Weber Co.

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Great Salt Lake City  Dec. 6. 1851

Dear brother,
Complaint has been made to me by Sister Fifield, in relation to Matthew Fifield attaching her property, choosing a guardian for her &c &c

I wish to say to you that I think the property of the children should by all means be preserved for their benefit, that they do not become a public charge.  It is the duty of all Bishops in the Church to see to such matters, and it is equally the duty of the County Courts to protect the interests of the Orphans.  Of course Sister Fifield will need the Household Furniture, cow and grain sufficient for her use, and the children's use and support; but do not permit any graceless scamp to have the chance or opportunity of squandering or stealing the children's property: neither should the older boys be permitted to use up the property of the children, but with their own share be content, and learn to take care of themselves.

Brother Clark as you are the Probate Judge in Weber County, it is your duty to look after the rights of Widows and Orphans, and I believe that you will do all things right and as they should be done, and pray my Father in Heaven to give you wisdom in all things according to the Mission whereunto you are called.

I am as ever
Your friend and brother
In the Gospel of Peace

Brigham Young

to Isaac Clark
Bishop Weber Co.