1860 April 30 Letter to Bishop Henry Lunt and W. S. Warren


1860 April 30 Letter to Bishop Henry Lunt and W. S. Warren


Counsel to seek out all parties involved and set a divorce and second marriage in proper legal order.




Brigham Young


Henry Lunt
W. S. Warren


1860 April 30


Great Salt Lake City
Cedar City, Iron County, U. T.
Parowan, Iron County, U. T.


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Great Salt Lake City
Apl. 30th 1860.

Bishops Henry Lunt and W.S. Warren,
Cedar City and Parowan,, Iron Co. U.T.

Dear Brethren.-

Bishop W.R. Davis of Harmony, informs me that Mary Ann Shirts, before her Marriage, Mary Ann Lee, was, by her father, Jos. D. Lee united in matrimony with a person named Dorro, without having been divorced from her husband Don C. Shirts. This statement agrees with the "Original" of the bill sent from here for signature, for I do not find Don C. Shirts' signature in the "original" Now before me, and Bishop Davies informs me that Shirts refused to sign the bill.

Such random, illegal conduct in matters of so much importance is highly reprehensible, and I wish you to get together the parties concerned, at your earliest convenience, and have the affair adjusted upon correct principles.

All bills of divorce must be paid for before the "duplicate" and "triplicates" are handed to the parties; and the parties are not divorced until they receive said "duplicates" and "triplicates." Pay for bills, when other than money, must be delivered in the Genl. Tithing office in this City, or it will not be received.

Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young