Reuben Miller letter to Brigham Young, 8 September 1849.
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Green River Camp of Israel September 8th 1849
D. Brother Young
In health and in good Spirits I imbrace this opportunity of saying a word to you. I Started for your place with my family in the Second fifty of Gullys company. As well fitted And with as much team as I thought was ne[ce]ssary to bring me to you. I left all the mony I could Spare with my brethren. and borrowed some to pay my ferage across the Missouri River. On the way I was compeled to purchus a Yoak of oxen from a calafornian to Strengthen my teams. I borrowed fifty dollars of church funds from President C Spencer with the express understanding that I Should refund it to him within ten days after my arrival in the Vally. If you will <or the church will> on the arrival of Bro Spencer release me from him I will be responcible to you or the <church> and all things will be Sattisfactory to you in due time. I have the honor to Subscribe myself your friend and brother in the hope of eternal Life