The Diary

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 02
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about the early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1970
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6251g92
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92

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Title The Diary
Description THE DIARY Reva T. Jensen Santa Maria, California Second Place Essay Loranzo John Peacock would be thirteen-years-old on June 16, the fourth generation of decendants of pioneer George Peacock. For his birthday gift, his father had secured from the family archives the diary of his great- great-grandfather George Peacock. The surprise gift lay all wrapped in tissue and ribbon ready for the birthday. John had planned his thirteenth birthday for a whole year, now he would be in his teens and the family would have to start treating him like a 'man'. On June 14, John chanced to hear his mother and father discussing the gift. He could see it lying on the parlor table, the wrappings were beautiful, but that was the last thing in the whole wide world John wanted . . . what did he care about old tales and how the people lived in Pioneer days? Tears began falling and the lump in his throat got bigger and bigger and he knew he could not tell them how he felt. Then the greatest idea popped into his head . . . he would hide the old book and his parents would never know where it went... and they would get him another gift. John hid it too well and only he knew where it lay for years and years. Then one day John found time to untie the faded ribbon and open the yellow pages, hand-written history of his people began to mean something as he covered its contents word by word. "On Sept. 29, 1850 I arrived in Manti. In 1851, I was appointed constable by Brigham Young. On Feb. 5, 1852 I was elected by the territorial legislature to the office of Judge of Sanpete County. In 1860 was reappointed. On Jan. 5, 1866 elected Probate Judge of Sanpete County. The diary states: "Examined the Election returns in company with the clerk. 681 voted polled. I received 569; Edward Jones of Ephraim received 101; R.W. Glen 10; J. Reynolds 10; K.W. Case, 1. Total opposition 112 votes. - 39 -
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Identifier 045_The Diary.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324199
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324199