1860 April 26 Letter to Asa Calkin


1860 April 26 Letter to Asa Calkin


A request to send accounting records annually. The ox train and missionaries left for the states and Congress passed a bill penalizing polygamy.




Brigham Young


Asa Calkin


1860 April 26


Great Salt Lake City


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President's Office.
G.S.L. City, April 26, 1860.

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

Dear Brother:-Your letter of March 17 and inclosed balance sheet are at hand, and the contents noted. Crediting the Church or the Trustee in Trust with the interest accrueing on deposits and with the 10/ a thousand profit accrueing to the Office on the publication of the "Journal of Discourses," is quite correct.

As heretofore advised, you are at liberty to make out the papers, required to be annually forwarded to this Office, at such periods as will best accommodate other Office duties and labors, but in lieu of the balance sheet just received it will be better to send an account current, such as was regularly forwarded by Elders O. Pratt and F.D. Richards.

The ox train for Florence started to-day, and takes 20,000 pounds of flour to deposit for our immigration at the most convenient safe points to be found on the route. The majority of the Missionary Company will accompany the ox train, transportation free; but Elders Lyman, and Rich and a few others prefer traveling with mules, and will, probably not start until the first week in May, as Br. Lyman is still south, and I am informed did not expect to be here until the 1st of May.

The withdrawn troops, which include all but ten companies, are ordered to March on the 10th. 15th, and 20th May, roads and weather permitting, if not, as soon thereafter as possible.

By the last mail I understand that the House of Representatives have succeeded in passing a Bill making polygamy penal. What fate the Bill may meet in the Senate and with the President I am not aware, but in either event shall be able to cheerfully recognize and acknowledge the controling power of our Father in the heavens, who ordereth and doeth all things aright.

I have drawn upon you draft 164, £12.7.6, favor of J.W. Coward; also 165, £20.0.0, favor of Philip De La Mare,; and 166, £20.0.0, favor of William M. Morgan

The weather is very pleasant, and farming and gardening are busily attended to; but I am apprehensive that the past cold winter killed the fruit buds on our peach trees.

Affairs are moving favorably, as last advised; and your family and friends are well.

May God bless you and prosper you in returning safely to your home, and in every laudable undertaking.

Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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