Forty-niner in Utah, page 106

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Title A Forty-niner in Utah with the Stansbury Exploration of Great Salt Lake: Letters and Jounral of John Hudson, 1848-50
Creator Hudson, John, 1826-1850
Subject Frontier and pioneer life; Letters; Diaries -- Authorship; Mormons
Subject Local Mormons --Utah--Biography; Frontier and pioneer life --Utah; West (U.S.) --Description and travel; Utah --Description and travel
Description John Hudson, artist and writer, chronicles his travels from New York City across the Plains towards California to partake in the Gold Rush. What was to have been a temporary stop in Salt Lake City stretches to sixteen months and includes participation in Captain Howard Stansbury's expedition of the Great Salt Lake.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Madsen, Brigham D.; Cooley, Everett L.; Tyler, S. Lyman; Ward, Margery W.
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 11
Coverage Time: 1848-50
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.75 cm x 23 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
ARK ark:/87278/s6v1242x
Topic Mormons; Frontier and pioneer life; United States, West; Utah; Letters; Diaries--Authorship
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327931
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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 106
Description Pioneering in Sanpete Valley Several times through his Sickness, and I am fully Acquainted with his Circumstances while he was living, for I formed an intamate acquaintance with him before he died; any further information in relation to John Hudson, please Address John, E. Warner Manti City Utah Territory, John E Warner5 City, Recorder, Benjamin Hudson Esqr Bull Street Birmingham England Dear Sir Great Salt Lake City March 31.1852 Your letter of the 27 Septr 1851 I recisved this Morning. I can Sympathize and do with your feelings being a father Myself and having lost Several fine Children by death and 3 Still Living the Post Starteth to day and I thought I would answer your enquiries in haste now and endeavour to write again soon as I can Gather up More particulars of John's decease. I will in Short answer some of your questions firstly, to Dr. Vaughan, he was a Man not known among us but travelled on with Emigrants and Stay'd here and Practiced in his Proffession and during his practice he was Caught I understood in entercourse with a Neibhours wife he narrowly escaped with his I5 John E. Warner, born January 1830, was a member of the early settlement and became the operator of the first gristmill built just outside of Manti. When the Walker War broke out in the summer of 1853, the 765 people who made up the Sanpete community were forced to evacuate their farms and flee to a hastily-constructed fort in Manti. Chief Walker and the Ute Indians objected to the loss of their property and the encroachment of the whites on their hunting preserves and started a general attack on all the settlers. Recog- nizing the need to grind sufficient flour for the next winter, the settlers posted a guard at the gristmill with the intention of moving the mill to the town as soon as possible. But, on October 4, 1853, while the miller, John E. Warner, and William Mills were gathering wood near the mill, the Indians attacked and killed them, "their mutilated bodies being found a few rods away from the mill, and it still running, grinding its own stones to powder." History ofsanpete and Emery Counties (Ogden, Utah: W. H. Lever, 1898), pp. 16-20; Daughters of Utah Pioneers, A Centennial History of Sanpete County, 1849 to 1947 (Springville, Utah: Art City Publishing Company, 1947), pp. 25-26; Neff, History of Utah, pp. 76-78. 106
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Source A Forty-niner in Utah with the Stansbury Exploration of Great Salt Lake: Letters and Journal of John Hudson, 1848-50
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327791
Reference URL