Monday, September 1, 2014

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.