Photocopy of a handwritten letter. The item is dated Sept. 14, 1857 and is addressed to "Major McCullogh" and Lewis Brunson (1831-1888). Brunson was the bishop in Fillmore, Utah for the Mormon Church. Young states that preparations are to be made to deal with the advancing federal troops which were part of the Utah Expedition, 1857-1858. He also outlines the nature of the defense of Utah. In resistance the Utahns would "desolate the Territory" and "waylay our enemies." Young also admonishes McCullogh aod Brunson to "save life always when it is possible, we do not wish to shed a drop of blood if it can be avoided."
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 (Creator, Person)
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Mormon leader, colonizer, and businessman who served as second president for the Mormon Church and as governor of the Utah Territory.
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
- Register of Brigham Young letter
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 September 20
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