BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly


Mormon studies, Paul A. Schettler, consecration


In October 1860, this letter arrived in Brigham Young's office (fig. 1):

Great Salt Lake City

October 23rd 1860

President Brigham Young,

Dear Sir,

Having found no suitable occupation yet, and being desirous of making myself useful, I take this opportunity, to recommend myself to your memory for the case, that any vacancy might have to be filled, and also in order to give you an idea of my handwriting.

I am a native of Prussia, 33 years of age, and am perfectly acquainted with practical bookkeeping by double entry, and I am conversant with the english, low dutch and french language, the latter however I had no occasion to practise in the last years.

I should be very glad, if you could give me any situation suitable to my abilities, and remain in that expectation

Dear Sir,

respectfully Yours

Paul A. Schettler