1860 April 26 Letter to Hiram McKee


1860 April 26 Letter to Hiram McKee


An introduction to Walter M. Gibson and an invitation to hear his lectures on the East Indian Archipelago and his opinion on the people of Utah.




Brigham Young


Hiram McKee


1860 April 26


Great Salt Lake City
Branden, Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin



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G.S.L. City April 26, 1860.

Elder Hiram McKee
Branden, Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin,

Dear Brother:--

Permit me to introduce to your kind notice and attention my friend Capt. Walter M. Gibson, the bearer of this note. Capt. Gibson is a gentleman of much refinement and intelligence, and has traveled extensively in many climes and among many people, and been privileged to associate and become more or less acquainted with many persons moving in the first society in different governments.

Capt. Gibson has sojourned in this City during a few months past, has delivered some very interesting public lectures on the Malaysian Islands, closely observed the manners and customs of our people, and has carefully listened to public teachings by myself and other Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has also frequently called upon me in my office and house, and observed my private conduct and conversation.

From this you will readily understand that, by your request, he would be able to entertain yourself and friends by lectures upon the Islands in the East Indian Archipelago, geography, peoples, governments, and other topics of general interest. He can also plainly and truthfully give you much information in regard to my views, principles, and management both as to church and my private business and affairs. I shall be pleased to have you avail yourself of so excellent an opportunity of obtaining correct information upon many points in relation to myself
and those over whom I have been called to preside.

Please accept my thanks for your very welcome, and kind-hearted letter of april 4, which has been carefully perused by me with much interest, calling vividly to mind many past events to which you allude. At my earliest convenience I will reply to your letter at length, and disabuse your mind upon many points derived by you from the adverse prints of the day.

May God bless you and strengthen you in every effort for truth and right, is the prayer of

Truly Your Friend and the

Friend of all who love the Truth,

Brigham Young