1860 September 27 Letter to Thomas L. Kane


1860 September 27 Letter to Thomas L. Kane


Appreciation is given for Hooper & Co. fulfilling their assignments. Updates are given on the military and a company leaving for the states.




Brigham Young


Thomas L. Kane


1860 September 27


Great Salt Lake City


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G.S.L. City, Sep. 27, 1860.

Col. Thomas L. Kane,
Philadelphia, Pa.,

Dear Friend:-Your very welcome letters of April 25 (per hands of George Q) and August 15 came safely to hand, and afforded a gratification to myself and associates grateful to the feelings of all who appreciate true friendship, and realize the ties that bind men to their fellows in the great struggle that right may prevail.

Thanks for your appreciation of our friends "Hooper & Co." who, we are well satisfied, filled their missions usefully and, as a consequence, creditably; and I feel to assure you that their good services will not be forgotten in any future selection of the right men for the right places; as an earnest of which G.Q. is now on his way to take charge of and conduct all our financial affairs in Europe, to attend to our immigration, printing, &c., and edit the Millenial Star," a wide and very responsible sphere which we confidently trust he will fill with honor to himself and benefit to all concerned.

Not knowing Mr. Charles Fink, nor meeting with any one who either knew or had known him, I advertised in the 'Deseret News' for any one having the desired information, to at once forward it to his mother.

Affairs here are progressing with a constantly increasing degree of prosperity and peacefulness; the oppressive power of officers is rapidly waning; the army in Utah is so dwindled, thanks to our God and our good friends, that even the thought of it but seldom occurs; and, in short, our "lines are fallen in pleasant places."

Hon. W.H. Hooper, Elders Orson Pratt Sen., Erastus Snow, and George Q. Cannon, with others, start for the Frontiers early to morrow, and will be able to furnish you such additional information of interest as the press of business, attending their departure, may have crowded from my thoughts.

We still anticipate seeing you and your beloved family in our dear mountain home, and have by no means relinquished the hope of yet being so highly gratified, for black marks upon paper fail to express the warm feelings that crowd for utterance.

Please tender my kindest regards to your beloved mother, to your dear wife and little ones, to your true-hearted brothers, and to all your loved relatives and friends; and permit me to remind you that the name and valued services of our "Friend" are ever remembered and warmly cherished by your numerous acquaintances, and by no one more so than by,

Most truly your Friend,

Brigham Young