1853 June 15 Letter to John M. Horner

Title

1853 June 15 Letter to John M. Horner

Description

Letter mentions tithing and the desire to build a temple. Contains a reference to Presidents Lyman and Rich in San Bernardino.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

John M. Horner

Date

1853/06/15

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Union City, CA

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Personal
Tithing
Settlements

extracted text

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G. S. L. City
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June 15, 1853
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Dear Brother Horner
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Your interesting letter of April 28th is before me, and the therein afforded me much gratification.
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You have truly been richly blessed and prospered in your temporal affairs in California, and of a goodly portion of the means gives evidence of your enjoyment of that spirit the disposal of earthly wealth, so tends to the attainment of the True riches. I am perfectly aware that if [?] experiences, right understanding, and the power and influence of the Holy Ghost to view earthly in light in which I view them, and to be able to say with "Here I am Lord, with all that I have, to be used as seemeth thee good, for all that I possess given me. My anxiety is also great to roll on the latter day work, to build a Temple where the brethren can receive their blessings to gather the poor from under oppression, and spread the gospel to all nations, all of which requires means, & for the want thereof our progress is often far short of our desires.
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I have informed Pres. Lyman & Rich of your proposal,that they pay me five thousand dollars in available means, to apply on your Tithing, which I presume they will comply with.
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As to the balance of your Tithing that is due, and all that may hereafter fall due, you will benefit us more than in any other way, in the same amount, by sending it directly here at the earliest; and every safe and dependable opportunity Circumstances may transpire to prevent my intended visit to San Bernardino this fall; should that be case, I presume that you will doubtless be there; and you will have the satisfaction of a personal interview with some one whom I shall send to that Place authorized to transact business, & give counsel.
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Permit me to add, that we are now freed from indebtedness which gives us great joy [?] will enable us to apply future available means more efficiently
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Praying for your future prosperity & Success,
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I Remain
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Your Brother in the Gospel of peace.
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Brigham Young
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To Mr. John M. Homer
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Union City
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California

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G. S. L. City
June  15, 1853

Dear Brother Horner

Your  interesting  letter of April 28th is before me, and the [illegible] therein afforded me much gratification.

You have truly been richly blessed and prospered in your temporal affairs in California, and [?] of a goodly portion of the means [?] gives evidence of your enjoyment of that spirit [?] the disposal of earthly wealth, so [?] tends to the attainment of the True riches.  I am perfectly aware that if [?] experiences, right understanding, and the power and influence of the Holy Ghost to view earthly            in light in which I view them, and to be able to say with [?] "Here I am Lord, with all that I have, to be used as seemeth thee good, for all that I possess [?] given me.  My anxiety is also great to roll on the latter day work, to build a Temple where the brethren can receive their blessings [?] to gather the poor from under oppression, and spread the gospel to all nations, all of which requires means, & for the want thereof our progress is often far short of our desires.

I have informed Pres. Lyman & Rich of your proposal,that they pay me five thousand dollars in available means, to apply on your Tithing, which I presume they will comply with.

As to the balance of your Tithing that is due, and all that may hereafter fall due, you will benefit us more than in any other way, in the same amount, by sending it directly here at the earliest; and every safe and dependable opportunity [?] Circumstances may transpire to prevent my intended visit to San Bernardino this fall; should that be case, I presume that you will doubtless be there; and you will have the satisfaction of a personal interview with some one whom I shall send to that Place authorized to transact business, & give counsel.

Permit me to add, that we are now freed from indebtedness which gives us great joy    [?] will enable us to apply future available means more efficiently

Praying for your future prosperity & Success,

I Remain
Your Brother in the Gospel of peace.
 
Brigham Young

To Mr. John M. Horner
Union City
California