1860 December 20 Letter to George Q. Cannon


1860 December 20 Letter to George Q. Cannon


Brigham will supply the cattle and oxen for this seasons emigration.




Brigham Young


George Q. Cannon


1860 December 20


Great Salt Lake City
Liverpool, England


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G.S.L. City, Dec. 20, 1860.

Elder George Q. Cannon,
42 Islington, Liverpool, England

Dear Brother:-- As the mail is about closing, I drop you a few lines to inform you that I have advised br's Jones, Gates, and Hooper, by this mail, that, as a matter of mutual benefit, we wish to supply next season's immigration with cattle at Florence driven from here, to the number the immigration expects to purchase with money. The cattle can be at Florence by from the middle to the last of June, in readiness to start back by the 1st of July, and better able to perform the return trip successfully, than are most of the cattle that can be bought near the frontiers. While money is so scarce here, to enable the Utah brethren to turn stock into cash and buy their articles at reasonable rates and freight them with their own teams, I have thought it might be well to so time the sailing of companies, or at least of a good portion of them, from Liverpool that they would reach Florence about the middle and last of June, in readiness to at once start over the plains, without tarrying at any one place for any length of time.

Br's Jones and Gates are advised to inform us, by first return mail, of the probable number of cattle they intend to purchase for next year's immigration.

All is well in Utah. The States' news you learn earlier than we do, and details of home news you will find in the Utah papers.

Your Brother in the Gospel,

Brigham Young