1860 July 3 Letter to Dwight Eveleth


1860 July 3 Letter to Dwight Eveleth


Financial Matters are arranged to avoid sending funds overland.




Brigham Youg


Dwight Eveleth


1860 July 3


Great Salt Lake City
San Francisco, California

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Financial Matters

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G.S.L. City, July 3, 1860.

Elder Dwight Eveleth,
San Francisco, Cal.,

Dear Brother:-Yours of May 28 came to hand by last mail, your letter mentioned therein was answered on the 15th of May. I again wrote to you on the 5th of June, and presume that ere this
you have received both those letters; but lest they may have missed their destination I herewith furnish a copy of the business portions of each, under their respective dates, as follows:-

May 15. 1860
"Yours of March 12 is at hand, and I am at last enabled to inform you that I have negotiated an exchange for the $300 tithing paid to you by br. James Munroe Ide. Br. William S. Godbe has dealings with Redington & Co., San Francisco, Cal., and has paid me $300, which he wishes applied on his indebtedness to them; consequently I wish you to pay Redington & Co., for William S. Gobe, the $300 paid to you by br. Ide, and take his receipt and forward it here, which will close that transaction. Br. Ide has been credited the above named amount in the General Tithing Office books. I have addressed a letter to br. Gollaher upon the subject you mention in relation to him, and will inform you of the result. You did not write br. Gollahers given name, and I addressed my letter, by guess, to Wm. C. Gollaher.

You are prorably aware that br. Joseph Bull borrowed $500 from br. Meeder to pay for paper for the "news" under the direction of Judge Elias Smith. I presume you are also aware that Judge Smith forwarded that amount to br. Meeder by a Mr. Cooper, who never paid it as agreed. Judge Smith informs me that br. Meeder did not wish the money forwarded by mail, nor by another irresponsible person, and I have advised him to deposit that amount in the General Tithing Office, subject to br. Meeder's order. I thought this arrangement would be the most satisfactory to br. Meeder that present circumstances would admit, and wish to inform him of this arrangement, and that Judge Smith will deposit the amount to his credit with the Trustee in Trust, and expects to be able to do soon. I presume br. Meeder needs no assurance that all money deposited as above is perfectly safe, and is ready for transmission to his order by the first responsible opportunity, unless he should prefer to have it placed to his credit on the General Tithing Office books. Please learn from br. Meeder at your earliest convenience, what tithing he has paid, also what he wishes to pay."

June 1. 1860.
"Since writing to you, May 15, Judge Elias Smith has deposited with me $500.00 to the credit of br. M.A. Meeder, of whom br Bull borrowed that amount to purchase paper for the Deseret News. Please inform br. Meeder of this fact; and that said sum is subject to his order, either to be credited on his tithing or made such other disposition of as he may direct. Should he wish it sent to him, it will be done by the first safe and responsible opportunity, though not by Cooper.

As I advised, you on the 15th ult., I wrote to br. Wm. C. Gollaher who, in reply, informed me that he thought it would best please br. James M. Ide to have me, if convenient, so arrange as to have the $300.00 placed in my hands, subject to br. Ides order. In accordance with br. Gollaher's views on the matter. I had a conversation with br. William S. Godbe, who wished to make further payment to Redington & Co., San Francisco, and he has deposited with me $300.00 for that purpose. Under this arrangement, should it please br. Ide, having been made to meet his desires as understood by br. Gollaher, I wish you to pay to Redington & Co., wholesale Druggists, San Francisco, on a/c of
W.S. Godbe, the $300.00 left with you by br Ide, and take their receipt therefor in favor of br. Godbe, to be forwarded by the first safe opportunity, which payment when made, will entitle br. Ide to draw upon me for the amount thereof. I trust this arrangement may prove satisfactory, as it is perfectly safe, and, so far as I can learn, mutually accommodating. Should br. Ide wish more money deposited here, I presume I may be able to arrange it satisfactory and beneficial to him."

Affairs here are as last advised, steadily conducing to the prosperity of the right. The weather is very propitious, and crops are promising an abundant harvest.

In addition to their usual avocations, the people are very energetic in building, erecting more substantial fences, getting machinery in operation, &c. &c. Pres. Kimball has an oil mill nearly completed, but as yet finds no one practically acquainted with making linseed oil; and Pres Wells is getting his nail factory in operation.

Your Brother in the Gospel,

Brigham Young