2804 35th Ave
San Francisco California [San Francisco, California]
Salt Lake City UT
November 19th 1884
Elder Erastus Snow
Dear brother Snow
Remembering to have promised you that I would write after my return from Wyoming, I do so now with pleasure. Within a few days after reaching home I received request form President Taylor to accompany him and party to the San Pete Conference, from which we returned last evening. Had an excellent time.
Regarding my mission and trip Northeast I am glad to say the former was, I believe, entirely pleasant: the weather, with the exception of a disagreeable rain storm encountered at Paris Bear Lake, was very fine, while the brethren who accompanied me were in every way agreeable. Since returning I have made my report to the President, and he appears well satisfied with my efforts. Peace prevails among our Lamanite friends who express a willingness, though somewhat reluctantly, to observe Counsel. They have been much disturbed and at one time were greatly inclined to commit overt acts against those whom they regard as their oppressors. Somewhat better feeling now prevails, thanks to the Counsels of the Lord through his Servant. I might write much of this matter but prefer to wait until I see you personally.
All kinds of frauds were committed at the polls in Oneida County at the recent election, but our friends feel confident that several precints will be thrown out, because of frauds that can be clearly shown by many witness, and thus make matters there satisfactory. It is thought also that Crawford & others will be vigerously prosecuted for the Criminal course persued by them in stuffing ballot boxes and making fraudulent returns. ON the election of Cleveland and Hendricks and the triumph of Democracy I think we may extend mutual congratulations. Anyhow permit me say that I think the change can be only for the better. I trust that your health continues to improve, and that you are enjoying the society of your family. With Sincere regards I am your friend and brother in the Gospel.