160 years ago today - Jan 3, 1860

[Brigham Young to Mrs Lewis]

G.S.L. City,

Jan. 3, 1860

Mrs David Lewis

3d Ward, City,

Dear Sister: –

I understand that you are frequently importuned to sell your negro man Jerry, but that he is industrious and faithful, and desires to remain in this Territory. Under these circumstances I should certainly deem it most advisable for you to keep him, but should you at any time conclude otherwise and determine to sell him, ordinary kindness would require that you should sell him to some kind, faithful member of the Church, that he may have a fair opportunity for doing all the good he desires to do <or> is capable of doing. I have been told that he is about forty years old, if so, it <is> not presumed that you will, in case of his sale, ask so high a price as you might expect for a younger person. If the price is sufficiently moderate, I may conclude to purchase him and set him at liberty.

Your Bro in the Gospel


[Letter, Brigham Young to Mrs David Lewis (transcribed by Connell O'Donovan)]

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