Camm, Elizabeth to Brigham Young, April 1859. Brigham Young office files 1832-1878, General Incoming Correspondence.
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For some time past I have been inclined to see you about my Children that was Frozen on the Plains in Capt Martins Company of Handcarts[.] one boy now 8 years old lost both his feet[.] another boy 12 years old one foot consequently their being crippled for life at times grieves me most bitterly with such weight that a mother only knows.
I inform you of this as my last resourse to know if you would be kind enough to use your influence to have my Children Provided for & Educated particularly the one that has lost both feet at something that they can when grown up be able to obtain their own Living my Husband having died on the <way>[.] I feel it a duty incumbent on me to Lose no more time respecting them[.]
Yours in the Gospel
Farmington City Davis County