1861 May 22 Letter to Brigham Young


1861 May 22 Letter to Brigham Young


Notification that Cummings paid the balance on Dr. Forney's account and that ownership of the Babbit House was received. A cost estimate for the theatre wall is sent for consideration.




H. B. Clawson


Brigham Young


1861 May 22


Great Salt Lake City


Financial Matters
Building and Construction

Item sets


Great Salt Lake City May 22. 1861

Prest. B. Young

Dear Brother
As the Express has just arrived and will be forwarded to you as soon as printed I improve the opportunity of sending a few lines. The Family are well and getting along firstrate.

Your letter of the 16th inst I received per Bro. Arza Hinkley and the instructions contained in it are being fullfilled. The day after you left Gov. A. Cumming paid me the balance due on Dr Forney a/c, viz $233.331/2 in a draft on the Sub. Treasury at Saint Louis that together with the Piano at $100.00 settled the a/c. it was like drawing eye teeth but he said his word of honor was given and I had a greater claim on him than if I had nis note. After he left Bro. Appleby handed me the key of the "Babbit House I went down examined it and have made preparations to have it thoroughly white washed & cleaned, and I keep a man sleeping there every night The Barn doors are in a delapidated condition and the lower part of the Barn is being closed up tight with boards for the time being

Bro. George Romney is going on with the porch but is hindered for the want of proper lumber if that is forth coming as I hope it will be. the work will go on much faster.

Things are going on firstrate down at the Mill and Brigham's family are all we Bro. H. G. Ruks says that everything is going on right in his department-- The lock is on the North gate. and the keys have been distributed as per your direction.

Bro Folsom is progressing with the plans for the Theatre, and as the questions arose in regard to the relative cost of a stone wall 2 feet thick and an adobie wall 21/2 feet thick we have made an estimate and finding there was so little difference in the cost and believing that the Stone wall 2 feet thick laid in good lime morter and of good rough stone will sustain a greater weight than the adobie wall 21/2 feet thick. that I have enclosed the estimate as made by Bro. Ellerbeck for your consideration.

I do not think of anything more at present only that the Boys in the office unite in sending their love to yourself and the Brethren with you

Yours in the Bonds of the New & Everlasting Covenant.

H. B. Clawson