1868 December 2 Letter to G. F. Brigham


1868 December 2 Letter to G. F. Brigham


Brigham solicits for updates on his relatives. The railroad will increase trade. Eldredge and Clawson can act as agents for G. F. Brigham.




G. F. Brigham


Brigham Young


1868 December 2


Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City. U.T.
2 December 1868

G.F. Brigham Esq.

Dear Cousin:-

Your favor of the 21st ult has reached me. I am always pleased to hear from any who claim relationship with me, and recollect with pleasure my visit with your father and mother, and am happy to hear that they are still alive, and enjoy such a goodly measure of health and strength. Bear them my warm regards and kind remembrances of past pleasant associations, and I hope they may yet enjoy many happy years on the earth.

If you will kindly answer me I should be pleased to ask you a few questions with regard to some of the members of your mother's family from whom I have not heard for several years. If you will tell me where they are and how they are doing if alive, or regarding their demise if dead I shall be pleased, especially your grandfather Evert and his family, who used to reside in Auburn, and your uncle Salmon Brigham, or any other members of the Brigham family with whom you may be acquainted.

Do you know anything of the circumstances of a George Brigham, son of Timothy Brigham, his grandfather's name was also Timothy Brigham, he writes to me from Areola, Douglass County. Illinois. and from the tenor of his note I do not think he is doing very well.

With regard to trade, the advent of the Pacific Railroad will doubtless work many changes in our business relationships, and no doubt the enterprise of the Chicago merchants will draw a considerable of our wholesale trade to their city. There are a number of gentlemen amongst our merchants, whom I doubt not would be pleased to act as agents for the sale of your manufactures in this Territory. Amongst them I will mention Mess. Eldredge & Clawson. Merchants of this city. Mr Clawson is well acquainted with Chicago and its trade and has been there several times this season.

Accept my kind regards and best wishes, and belive me to be
Very truly yours.

Brigham Young