Great Salt Lake City, June 14, 1859
Bishop Peter Maughan
Cache Valley, U. T.
Arrangements have been made with Bishop Nichols, of Box Elder, to deliver at the General Tithing Office in this City, at stated times, the tithing butter, cheese, eggs, &c. of several of the northern wards, and I wish you to furnish Bishop Nichols, at such times as you may agree upon, the above named class of tithing from the Settlements in Cache Valley.
You are correct in keeping a careful eye upon the Indians, for at best they are very uncertain, and a little carelessness in the matter of forting and a misplaced confidence in scattering about and in roaming in small numbers too far from quick and efficient and may have to be mourned with deep regret. You can not well be too vigilant in improving every opportunity for making your forts strong against Indians, and do not ever trust women and children to the chance of being abused by them bro. Timothy Parkinson has my consent to take another wife
Your brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young Sen