1860 April 17 Letter to Bishop Brunson


Counsel for travelers to use caution after an Indian was killed by a U. S. Marshall.


Indian Affairs


Brigham Young


[Lewis] Brunson


1860 April 17


Great Salt Lake City
Fillmore, Millard County, Utah


Indian Affairs

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G.S.L. City, April 17. 1860.

Bishop Brunson,
Fillmore, Millard Co., U.T.

Dear Brother:-- The late killing of an Indian near or on the Sevier, reported to have been done by one Johnson and U.S. Deputy Marshall Kirk, will doubtless much exasperate the Natives in that region, for which reason I wish you to advise all persons going from your place to Nephi to go in companies reasonably strong and properly armed, and to be very careful not to be surprised.

Br Lewis Robison's boy and some others will start in the morning to haul wheat from your place, and I do not wish them to leave there on their return unless they can do so with enough others to be safe, for the wheat had better remain where it is than to sacrifice lives in its transportation.

Your vigilant attention to this matter will oblige,
Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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