BRIGHAM YOUNG - CURRENCY SIGNED 01/20/1849 CO-SIGNED BY: THOMAS BULLOCK, HEBER C. KIMBALL, NEWELL K. WHITNEY - HFSID 45752
Sale Price $3,357.50
BRIGHAM YOUNG. Partly Printed DS: "B. Young" as
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3¾x2,
irregularly cut. Great Salt Lake City, Utah, 1849 January 20. Note for
"Two DOLLARS on demand" to "N.K. Whitney or bearer". Also
signed: "H.C. Kimball" as member of First Council of the Twelve
and "Thos. Bullock" as Clerk. BRIGHAM YOUNG (1801-1877)
was the second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints at the time he signed this legal tender, which kept Mormon money
internal in order to fuel Young's powerful financial cooperative. Young,
known for leading the Saints to the Great Salt Lake Valley (1846-1847),
became the Mormon Church's second President in 1847. Once in Utah, he
established aggressive immigration and colonization programs that gathered
European converts and established Mormon programs throughout the western United
States. HEBER C. KIMBALL (1801-1868) had been an original member of the
Council of Twelve under the church's first President, Joseph Smith, Jr.
(1805-1844). He continued to serve in that capacity under Young from 1847 until
his death in 1868. NEWELL K. WHITNEY (1795-1850), to whom this note was
issued, was a trustee and Bishop of the Church. THOMAS BULLOCK
(1816-1885) was the church's Clerk at the time this note was issued. Irregularly
cut. Slightly soiled. Embossed stamp at clerk's signature. Fine condition.
Framed in the Gallery of History style: 21¼x16½.
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