1859 August 18 Letter to Arapin [Arrowpeen]


1859 August 18 Letter to Arapin [Arrowpeen]


Brigham is pleased with Arropeen's spirit of peace. He sends him provisions.




Brigham Young


Arapin [Arrowpeen]


1859 August 18


Great Salt Lake City
Manti, Sanpete County, U. T.


Indian Affairs

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G. S. L. City, Augt 18 1859

Arapin, Chief of the Utahs,
Manti, Sanpete Co., U. T.

I am much pleased to learn, through your friends and mine, brothers Snow and Peacock, that you are well and contended to remain quietly at home and suffer the wicked to slay the wicked, nor allowing yourself and people to be entangled in their broils. By continuing so wise a course you have a better prospect for lengthened days, and most certainly can better care for your family and home affairs. Bro. Snow and Peacock speak highly of your good conduct and feelings, with which I am much pleased.

I send you, by br's Snow and Peacock, some sugar, and coffee, and a little tobacco. There are many stores here now, but they want money for coats, blankets, &c. and I have so many to pay out money for that I have not money to spare to buy all the things many of my friends would like, and that I would like for them to have. By and by I will have some knives and other things, and I will try to send you 1 or 2 knives, a brass kettle, and a pair of boots, and also a coat or blanket if I can afford to get it.

I pray God to bless you and enable you to keep the spirit of Peace

Brigham Young