1868 September 30 Letter to Peter Maughan


1868 September 30 Letter to Peter Maughan


The Saints should cease trading with outsiders and instead support their fellow Saints. If they do sell to outsiders it should be for cash.




Brigham Young


Peter Maughan


1868 September 30


Salt Lake City

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Business Matters
Financial Matters
Church Leadership

Salt Lake City U.T.
30 Sept 1868.

Bishop Peter Maughan.

Dear Brother:

I am informed that some of the merchants trading in your Valley. have been in this city lately and purchased stocks of goods of some of the leading merchants here, who are not members of the Church.

It is my wish and counsel that the Saints under your charge cease trading entirely, and at once with all outsiders, and those who patronize them, and let them severely alone. Let the saints in all their trading sustain those who are in fellowship in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and none others.

If any outsider wishes to purchase your hay, grain or whatever else you <have to sell, let them pay the cash> for what they buy; and then take the money and buy what you require at such places where you can purchase just as cheap as the outsiders can, and organize co-operative stores and send east for such goods as you are obliged to import as soon as you can, but cease to trade with outsiders.

Your brother in the Gospel
Brigham Young