Brigham Young and the American Bible Society

Some of the good folks at The Juvenile Instructor are interested in my reference to Brigham Young in the caption for update #57 of the American Bible Society project.  In that caption I wrote “Brigham Young requested Bibles from the ABS.”  Allow me to clarify things:

The reference comes from an entry in the Bible Society Record (the official periodical of the American Bible Society).  The Corresponding Secretary of the ABS notes that he has received a letter from “Governor Brigham Young of Utah” acknowledging “the receipt of a donation of Bibles from the Society, and requesting more.”  I have not looked for the actual letter in the archives, but it just might be there.  The reference appears in the September 1853 issue of the Bible Society Record.

I hope that helps.