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Brigham Young letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2019

Scope and Contents

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."

Dates

  • 1857

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon leader, colonizer, and businessman who served as second president for the Mormon Church and as governor of the Utah Territory.

Extent

3 Leaves

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Creator

Title
Register of Brigham Young letter
Status
In Progress
Author
Elisa Visick
Date
2010 September 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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