1861 July 12 Letter to Dwight Eveleth


1861 July 12 Letter to Dwight Eveleth


Details are given on a credit in Liverpool and selling property at Camp Floyd. Brigham requests to know the author of an article. The emigration is underway.




Brigham Young


Dwight Eveleth


1861 July 12


Great Salt Lake City
San Francisco, California


Financial Matters

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G. S. L. City, July 12, 1861.

Elder Dwight Eveleth,
San Francisco, Cal.,

Dear Brother:-In relation to the Carlson affair mentioned in your favor of April 1, br Asa Calkin writes as follows. "I do not recollect the name, but I recollect a circumstance substantially this, some man in California, I believe in San francisco sent a draft for £20.0.0 to emigrate his wife from Norway, it was credited to him on the books in the Liverpool Office. Subsequently he requested me to ascertain the standing of his wife in the Church and if it was not good to let the money remain for further orders. It turned out that his wife had left the Church and did not sustain a very fair reputation for morality. This was communicated to him, and just before I left Liverpool he wrote requesting me to procure a draft from Rothschild of London for the £20.0.0 and send it to him. I called upon Rothschild to purchase the draft but he declined for the reason that he never gave drafts for so small an amount. This fact I communicated to him a few days before I left Liverpool unless he has since drawn it out. If this circumstance does not relate to Carleson but some one else, then I can only say that if his money was ever received at the office it was credited to him and is so still unless he has withdrawn it, and that the books will show."

The foregoing is all that br. Calkin remembers about the matter, but I presume br. George Q. Cannon can give you such further information as you may wish

During the past week, times were quite lively at Camp Floyd, as the Government were selling off quarters, barracks, warehouses, mill, wheat, flour, glass, nails, groceries, &c., &c., &c., every thing they could not take with them and were not ordered to destroy. Buildings and the various articles sold very low, much of the bacon at one cent a pound, flour, in double sacks, at 52 cents a hundred, and most if not all other articles at like low rates. The arms and ammunition they could not take, they were instructed by the Department to destroy-- a significant index of the feeling still existing towards us, and in keeping with the spirit of that portion of Secretary Cameron's report which alludes to Utah affairs of 57-8

The troops at Camp Floyd were to begin to leave to-day, and all to be on the march for the East by the 25th instant. They were whipped in coming to Utah, are worse whipped in leaving, and thus it will ever be with all who oppose the establishment of the Kingdom of God on the earth.

In the San Francisco "Daily Times," of Friday morning, June 28, there is an editorial article headed "Our Danger." If not too much trouble, I wish you at your earliest convenience, to learn the names of the editors of that paper, and particularly the name of the writer of that article, getting given and sir names in full, and write them plainly in your first letter to me after the receipt of this. You will of course make your inquiries in a quiet, casual manner, lest suspicion be aroused and the writer's name kept from you.

Latest State dates, Washington and New York, July 17, inform us that skirmishing and fighting were going on pretty freely in Western Virginia and Missouri, but no decisive battle had been fought up to that date.

At the 11th of July our immigration was all underway from Florence, N. T., the 200 and odd teams sent from here enabling all to come who had arrived at Florence wishing to come through this season.

Sister Ide has asked my counsel in regard to her husband's selling his land in California, and I wish you to inform him that my advice is for him not to sell his land and other property in California unless he can get a good round price for it, but when he wishes to come here to leave it in the immediate care of some good person who will be governed by your directions during br Ide's absence.

Our wheat harvest is on hand, and is very heavy. We continue blest with good health, peace, and general prosperity.

Your Brother in the Gospel,

Brigham Young