Letter from Brigham Young 1 day before MMM ordering that the Fancher Company to pass by without any interference.

Sep 10, 1857
Brigham Young
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Brigham Young, Letter to Isaac C. Haight, Sept. 10, 1857, CR 1234 1, Church History Library

Thomas Bullock
Brigham Young, Stewart Van Vliet, Isaac C. Haight
Isaac C. Haight

Elder Isaac C. Haight: Dear Brother:-- Your note on the 7th inst. is to hand. Capt. Van Vlict, Acting Commissary, is here, having some in advance of the army to procure necessaries for them. We do not expect that any part of the army will be able to reach here this fall. There is only about 850 men coming. They are now at or near Laramie. A few of their freight trains are on this side of that place, the advance of which are now on Greek River. They will not be able to come much if any further on account of their poor stock. They cannot get here this season without we help them. So you see that the Lord has answered our prayers and again averted the blow designed for our heads. In regard to the emigration trains passing through our settlements, we must not interfere with them until they are first notified to keep away. You must not meddle with them. The Indians we expect will do as they please but you should try and preserve good feelings with them. There are no other trains going south that I know of. If those that are there will leave, let them go in peace. While we should be on the alert, on hand, and always ready, we should also possess ourselves in patience, preserving ourselves and property, ever remembering that God rules. He has overruled for our deliverance thus once again, and He will always do so if we live in our religion and be united in our faith and good works. All is well with us. May the Lord bless you and all the Saints forever. Your Brother in the Gospel of Christ. Brigham Young.

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