Brown, James, to Brigham Young, 12 Aug. 1854, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 32, box 23, fd. 11.
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- James Brown Company (1854)
August 12th 1854
Dear President Young.
I left the church train, which is under the charge of Elders O Pratt & H.S. Eldredge, on the 14th July, with 41 wagons, 212 head of cattle, and 173 Souls, the train was then at Nunshaw creek, on the 17th of July we left 2 wagons 12 head of cattle, & 9 Souls, at the Big Blue, because they wished to wait untill Thomas Williams train came on: since we left the church Train we have had one death, 3 Births, & lost 3 head of cattle 2 of which died & the other we had to leave because he could not travel, to day Brother E T Benson called on us for five yoak of our cattle which was complied with
Our journey thus far has been prosporous. the camp is short of provisions on account of being detained so long. about five hundred weight of Flour with other provisions would see us in the Valley [illegible] still persue our journey, without being detained on the way, we are short of teams and will no doubt need assistance. we have every cow and every lame ox in our teems. accept of my best love to yourself & all the faithfull,
and my prayer is continuly continualy for the wellfair & prosperity of the Kingdom of God.
I still remain you[r] Brother in the Kingdom of God for ever,