1853 August 24 Letter to Isaac Clark and David Moore


1853 August 24 Letter to Isaac Clark and David Moore


Counsel to furnish friendly Indians with labor and fair pay.


Indian Affairs


Brigham Young


Isaac Clark and David More


1853 August 24


Great Salt Lake City


Governor's Office
Indian Affairs

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Bishop Isaac Clark, & Major David More,

Owing to circumstances, it was deemed proper to be very cautious, guarded and stringent in the 3rd Article of my Proclamation dated Augt 19, 1853 and as there are so many friendly Indians in the different Settlements, and passing to and fro, you are hereby counselled to furnish labor when practical, to any Indian known to be friendly, and pay him fairly therefor in such things as will do him good and trust him with such aid and comfort, as humanity and prudence may warrant; and in case you send out any Indian to hunt, or otherwise, and he lacks ammunition, it may at times be proper to furnish a small quantity at a time to such an Indian, when you have it reasonably to spare.

You have my full permission to comply with this Counsel, but you will use the utmost caution, lest any hostile Indian should take advantage of your humanity.

This is to be kept strictly to yourselves, as Private instructions

Brigham Young
Gov. & Ex Officio Supt. of Ind. Affairs
Governor's Office. U. T. U. T.
G. S. L. City Augt 24 /53