1854 August 11 Letter to Allen Weeks


1854 August 11 Letter to Allen Weeks


Brigham expresses sympathy for the murder of Weeks' two sons. He counsels Weeks to stay friendly with the Indians and urge them to find the guilty ones.


Indian Affairs


Brigham Young


Allen Weeks


1854 August 11


Great Salt Lake City
[Cedar Fort]


Indian Affairs

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G. S. L. City Augt 11th, 1854.

Bishop Allen Weeks

Dear Brother,

It is with exceeding painful feelings that I learn of the loss of your two sons by the Indians. I recommend that you keep friendly with them, and get the other Indians who probably know nothing of this affair to seek them out and bring in the guilty ones, and deliver them up to be tried. It is presumed that those who committed this deed, are some who would not come in and be friendly.

The deed is done, and now cannot be helped, only to serve as warning to others. Let all the brethren be friendly to the Indians, have no feelings against the friendly ones, and they will probably deliver up the guilty ones.

Deeply sympathizing with you in your affliction,

I Remain
Your Brother in the Gospel

Brigham Young

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