Died: August 29, 1877, Salt Lake City
Mary Ann Angell
The painful intelligence has reached us this afternoon of the decease of your beloved husband and father and our much respected President Brother Brigham.
He has run his race and finished his course and gained for himself an inheritance among the Gods
Dear Sisters and children, we the sisters of Mt.Pleasant do most deeply sympathize with you all under this your most trying bereavement. and pray God our Heavenly Father that you may receive strength equal to the affliction you have been called upon to pass through.
Brother Brigham has closed his career with honor and dignity. And like a stock of corn fully ripe has laid down to account a glorious resurrection.
May we who are here behind, try to adhere to his counsels and teachings and strive to emulate his example. And may our whole future be spent in meekness and humility that when our turn comes to pass behind the veil it may be said to us, as to him "Well done good and faithful servants, enter then into the joy of thy Lord."
Your Sisters in the Gospel
MFC Morrison, Pres.
Helena Madsen, Counc.
Christina Peel, Counc.
Louisa Hasler, Secty.
Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801, in Whitingham, Vermont. In 1835, three years after he joined the Church, he was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As successor to Joseph Smith, he led the migration west in 1846–47 to the Rocky Mountains and founded Salt Lake City. He was sustained as President of the Church on December 27, 1847. As Church President and Territorial Governor of Utah, he established Latter–day Saint settlements in Utah and throughout the American West. Under his direction, construction commenced on the Salt Lake, St. George, and Logan temples. He brought the telegraph and the railroad to Utah and encouraged cooperative industry among Latter-day Saints, and he encouraged excellence and refinement in every aspect of life. He died August 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City after nearly 30 years as Church President.