Brigham Young Express and Carrying Company
The Brigham Young Express and Carrying Company (1856-1857) was a mail and supply carrying company.
The Brigham Young Express and Carrying Company (1856-1857) was established after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had secured a four year contract for monthly mail service between Independence, Missouri, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Stations were set up along the trail, with the intent to also provide aid and supplies to the emigrants and pioneers travelling to Utah. However, because of political tensions with other mail contractors and government authorities, the contract was suddenly cancelled, and the stations were closed.
Citation:heritage.uen.org, via WWW, April 3, 2020 (established after Church secured four year contract for monthly mail service between Independence and Salt Lake City; stations set up along trail to provide aid and supplies to carriers and pioneers; political tensions with other mail contractors and government; cancellation of contract and closing of suppply stations).
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Handwritten bill of $437.84 for food and dry goods delivered between March 22 and July 9, 1857 to various agents. Payment was received 1859 August 10.