1868 May 13 Letter to M. B. Shipp


1868 May 13 Letter to M. B. Shipp


Shipp may occupy the rooms and retain the property for payment security. Bartholomew should have use of the farm and mill to enable him to make his payments. The two brethren should allow one another to occupy their portion in a peaceable manner.




Brigham Young


M. B. Shipp


1868 May 13


Great Salt Lake City
Fillmore, Millard County, UT

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Church Discipline
Business Matters

Salt Lake City, U. T.,
May 13th, 1868.

Elder M. B. Shipp,
Fillmore, Millard Co. U. T.

Dear Brother:

It was and still is the understanding of the First Presidency in their decision between you and br. Bartholomew, that you was to continue to occupy the rooms and their incidental conveniencies as you had been doing, and retain possession of the property in security for payment, but leave br. Bartholomew the free use of the farm and mill to enable him to make said payment. Of course the Presidency did not specifically state the rooms and conveniencies you had been occupying, for they were not minutely told to them, but the decision on the point of your occupancy included, of course, the store room above the mill, for that hasnothing to do with br Bartholomew's milling operations, also the little yard connected with the rooms you occupy in the dwelling-house, and such use of the corrall as you had been accustomed to making, and any other little customary uses as to water, privy, &c., and all to be enjoyed by you in a peaceable, uninterrupted manner, the same as br. Bartholomew expects from you in his use of the mill, farm, &c.

After receiving so favorable a decision as did br. Bartholomew, for the strict letter of the law, ruling him to strict compliance with his own bargain and acts, would have left him in much worse financial circumstances than he now is, it is to be hoped that he will cease all petty annoyances and narrowminded conduct and bend his energies to payaing off his indebtedness to you in accordance with the decision, when you will most gladly vacate his premises and go beyond his reach.

According to your statement, the conduct of his son Willis towards you is very reprehensible and much to be regretted; such conduct must neither be tolerated nor repeated.

It will be well to let Bishop Callister and br. Bartholomew and his son Willis read this letter.

Your brother in the Gospel,
Brigham Young