1851 December 29 Letter to 'Brother Bateman'

Title

1851 December 29 Letter to 'Brother Bateman'

Description

Instructions to Brother Bateman to not distress his sister-in-law and her family by trying to collect on his brother's debt.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

'Brother' Bateman

Date

1851/12/29

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Iron County

Subject

Domestic Dispute

extracted text

Great Salt Lake City Dec: 29th. 1851

Brother Bateman,

I understand from your sister in law, that you are claiming a debt due you of money furnished your brother upon leaving England. Now Bro: Bateman, if you have a claim against your brother that you wish to secure, you would have done so while he was here, and not distress his family, , who are in need of all that rightly belongs to them. I do not presume that you ever intended to make them pay that amount, providing all had been [sent?] with him unless they would have become more wealthy than you, and consequently better able than yourself to do without it. I wish to say to you Bro Bateman let your sister and her family have their property, [?]
I understand you have worked in Iron County; and you will probably not be the loser in the end by so doing. Praying that the Lord in his infinite mercy may bestow upon you and all faithful saints his choice blessings I remain as ever
your brother in the Gospel of salvation and peace.

Brigham Young
Iron County

Item sets

Great Salt Lake City Dec: 29th. 1851 

Brother Bateman,

I understand from your sister in law, that you are claiming a debt due you of money furnished your brother upon leaving England.  Now Bro: Bateman, if you have a claim against your brother that you wish to secure, you would have done so while he was here, and not distress his family, , who are in need of all that rightly belongs to them.  I do not presume that you ever intended to make them pay that amount, providing all had been  [sent?] with him unless they would have become more wealthy than you, and consequently better able than yourself to do without it.  I wish to say to you Bro Bateman let your sister and her family have their property,  [illegible]

I understand you have worked in Iron County; and you will probably not be the loser in the end by so doing.  Praying that the Lord in his infinite mercy may bestow upon you and all faithful saints his choice  blessings            

I remain as ever
your brother in the Gospel of salvation and peace.

Brigham Young
Iron County