1852 September 15 Letter to Samuel W. Richards


1852 September 15 Letter to Samuel W. Richards


Letter contains details of an order of Fustian or Mole skin. Also includes an update on the "Times and Seasons" volumes forwarded via Daniel Spencer and copies of the Deseret News and Deseret News Extra.




Brigham Young
Willard Richards


Samuel W. Richards




Great Salt Lake City
Liverpool, England


Business Matters

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Great Salt Lake City
September 15, 1852

Dear brother:

Per last Mail we sent an order to you for a considerable amount of Fustian or Mole skin of the first quality; the instructions were to purchase to the amount of five hundred pounds, or any amount less to not infringe upon our expectations through Dr. J. M. Bernhisel; we now only reiterate our former order lest that may not reach you, and this will go by private conveyance.  we do not wish to make any variation in the order, except perhaps a few bolts of nice fine white soft dressed mole skin for nice pants and vests.

We again say do not let the purchase of these goods infringe upon our business arrangements at Washington City. but if we could have a supply of such goods brought on next season it would prove a material benefit to the hands engaged on the Public works.  We have forwarded to you by private conveyance two files of Deseret News from the enlargement up to the present date, also Deseret News Extra in pamphlet form, have also drawn an order upon A W Babbitt at Kanesville for the 1, 2, & 3 vols of Times and Seasons to be forwarded to Liverpool Office, Bro Spencer is entrusted with them all.

Praying that the blessings of my Heavenly Father may rest upon you, I remain as ever,

Your brother in the gospel of Christ

(Brigham Young)

W. Richards

Mr. Sam'l W. Richards                                                          
No. 15 Wilton St