||home visiting with family, and Some few of brethren who called, F Little"" Charles Decker & others. In afternoon, in accordance with my wishes, or sug[g]estions the Nauvoo Legion consolidated on Union Square,3F all on foot from Lieutenant General & Staff down. The[y] made a very good appearance. I went down to See them with Ferry Little in his carriege: I gave out an appoint- ment for the Officers to meet at 4 o. c. PM. Monday 29 inst. in Social Hall, as I wished to give them a few of my Ideas on mil[i]tary matters. Sunday 28. Health good. Weather pleasant. Attended meeting. `SFeramor7 Little, brother-in-lalv and ncphclv of Bt isham Young, was onr of the important btt~ine~smen in pioneer Utah. In 1850 he was affiliated with the Grntile met< hantc Livingston & Kinkead. In the early 1850s he and Ephraim Hanks carried mail ftom Fort Laramie to Salt Lake and Little becanre one of the key men in the Briyhant Yotmq Exlxrss Conrpany. His property at the mouth of Pat Icy's Canyon consisted of a farnr, a flour mill, a tannery, and a blacksmith shop. His other business ventures included, in partners with Brigham Young, owner of the Salt Lake House (a hotel); part-owner of five sawmills and a successftd lumber business; one of the contractors for the Union Pacific Railroad; and one of the officers and superintendent of the Utah Central and the Utah Southern railroads. Hc was a director and vice president of the Deseret National Bank and a director of ZCMI. The public offices he hrld \\erc regent of the University of Desert?, member of thr Salt Lake City Council, and mayor of Salt Lake City for three terms, 187682. He died in Salt Lake City August 14, 1887. Jenson, Biograpllical Encyclo- pedia, 2:485-87; Orson F. Whitney, HiJtory of Utah, 4 ~01s. (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company, 1904), 4: 250-52; Feramorz Little, "Mail Service Across the Plains," Bancroft Library; FeramorL Little, Letter Book, 1863-l 877, Huntington Library. aWnion Square was the public square where many functions Mere held. It is where the Desrret University was fitrt located and is now the site of West Hig-h School at 300 West and 200 North streets.