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Primary Source: Brigham Young to Erastus Snow, 1 October 1862

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                                Brigham Young to Erastus Snow, 1 October 1862[1]

G.S.L. City, Oct. 1, 1862.

Elder Erastus Snow,

St. George, Washington Co., U.T.,

Dear Brother:

Myself and company reached home in good health and spirits on the 25 ult., having enjoyed a pleasant and I trust mutually beneficial trip.

As I have already informed you, I wish you and the brethren to build, as speedily as possible, a good, substantial, commodious, well finished meeting house, one large enough to comfortably seat at least 2000 persons, and that will be not only useful but also an ornament to your City and a credit to your energy and enterprise.  To assist you in a work so laudable and necessary, I hereby place at your disposal, expressly to aid in building the aforesaid meetinghouse, the labor, molasses, vegetable, and grain tithing of Cedar City and of all places and persons south of that City.

I hope you will begin the building at the [page break] earliest possible date, and be able, with the aid herein given, to speedily prosecute the work to completion.

The immigrating companies arrived in excellent spirits and condition, with oxen looking well.  All are expected to arrive before rough weather, the freight train being in the rear and will probably be in about the 20th of this month.

Our Fair will open tomorrow in the State House (formerly Council House), to which many are now conveying articles.

The weather continues fine, and wood, coal, and harvest are busily being secured.

Your Brother in the Gospel,

B.Y.

[1]Brigham Young Office Files, Box 19, Folder 26 (Reel 28), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

See: St. George Tabernacle