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
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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
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Title The Diary
Description "July 17, 1864 - My team returned from Salt Lake City. Haslem sold flour for 21 dollars and twenty five cents for 100 lbs. "July 18 - Cut some wheat and barley. The earliest harvest known in Sanpete Valley. "Sept. 28, 1864 - President Brigham Young and several of the Twelve visited Manti on their return from South Settlements. Brigham Young and members of his family spent the evening at my house. They left for northern Settlement with a large escort of Militia. "Dec. 20th - Bought a carding machine from Warren S. Snow-paying him $125.00 in gold; 40 head of sheep; 6 goats. "April 2, 1865 - Sunday - I was called upon to speak upon the subject of Public Improvement, at the afternoon meeting of the citizens of Manti. To take into consideration putting up a telegraph line from Manti to Salt Lake, about four thousand dollars subscribed. I signed 35 poles and $125 in coin. Two inches of snow fell "April 4, attended probate court on case of Mary Stoiling vs. John Aldeo. I was council for plaintiff. Decree in favor of plantiff. Weather extremely cold. "April 8 - two parties of Indians met or had a quarrel. joe, Chief of one band and Blackhawk of tne other. 15 head of cattle belonging to people of Manti had been killed. John Lowery acted as interpreter and spoke in sharp terms to the Indians and pulled one off his horse. Made another put up his bow and arrow. At this the Indian became enraged. The next day, the Indians charged on a group from Manti and killed Peter Ludvicksen. "Tuesday 12 - Col. Allred started in pursuit of Indians traveling up Salt Creek Canyon, after following the trail some ten miles, the Indians fired upon two men and killed Jens Samson of Fort Ephriam and William Kerns of Gunnison. At this, Col. Allred and men retreated down the canyon, several loosing their overcoats and blankets. Indians killed Barney Ward near Salina. This made 5 white men killed since Sunday last. Col. Allred sent into Manti for W.S. Snow to join him and take command which he did. "W.S. Snow thought it not good wisdom to attack the Indians even though to date tney had driven 4O0 head of cattle from Manti, Gunnison and Salina. The Fallen place being stripped. Indian Joe was finally taken into custody, but he gave Snow the slip and fled with his band of 20 Indians in mid-November. - 40 -
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Identifier 046_The Diary.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324200
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