1860 March 15 Letter to A. Calkin


1860 March 15 Letter to A. Calkin


Instruction is given on yearly reports. A company of missionaries will start for Florence in April. The military remains at Camp Floyd.




Brigham Young


Asa Calkin


1860 March 15


Liverpool, England


Missionary Work
Overland Travel

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G.S.L. City, March 15, 1860

Pres. A. Calkin,
42 Islington, Liverpool, England,

Dear Brother:-- Yours of Feb. 3, is at hand and the business contents noted.
In accordance with your suggestions, as it will make no difference with our business here, you are at perfect liberty to make out and forward the yearly reports at such period of the year as will best suit the current business of the Office in Liverpool. Please give instructions, after the annual report now being made out is completed and forwarded, to have such report hereafter made out and forwarded at such time of year as will be most convenient for the rest of
your office business, only be sure and have it forwarded to reach here by October of each year, and as near to the previous July as may be convenient.
Br. Elias will attend to your request concerning certain numbers of the 'News'
Our cold Winter has so tapered into Spring that plowing and spading are commenced, and trees are being transplanted.

Considerable snow has lately fallen in the mountains, still I think our small company of missionaries will have no difficulty in starting some time from the middle of April to 1st of May next, as is now contemplated. Elders Lyman, Rich, and others are busily preparing to be in readiness to be off at that time, and will go with the ox train we shall send to Florence to haul up a paper Machine and our other freight.

That train will start with quite a quantity of flour for this year's immigration, and will deposit it at different points on the route, perhaps taking some nearly or quite to Florence, as sending teams and flour from here enables us to move more persons and freight with less cash.

Utah and States general news you learn from the papers, and there is nothing of material import to add thereto, except that the "flower of the American army" is still rusting in Camp Floyd, unmoved as yet by the rumors of their removal, no definite information having reached us as to when the move is to begin or how many are to go; though the express of yesterday, in nine <fourteen> days from the frontiers, may have brought some instructions to Camp Floyd in relation there to.

Your family are well; and affairs, so far as I can discern, are steadily moving in favor of the right.

Your Brother in the Gospel.

Brigham Young