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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
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Title The Diary
Description "Tuesday, 5th Nov. - I started for Salt Lake City, the journey was tedious, cold and disagreeable with storms. "Tues. 12 - Was sworn in as a member of the Legislature and took my seat. In the evening I went to the Theatre and saw 'The Merchant of Venice'. "Sunday, 17 Nov. - Snow 18 inches deep. "Monday, 25 Dec. 1865 - I went sleighriding with President Brigham Young and thirty others in a large sleigh drawn by six white horses. The scene attracted much attention. "June 1, 1866 - Weather cold and sombre - wheat and crops look good. Indians raided Salina about noon. Driving horses and cattle with them. Col. Pace with 25 men inter- cepted and fought the Indians for three hours. Several Indians killed-one white man wounded. "Monday 25th - Indians still fighting. Gov. Wells arrived from Salt Lake with one hurdred men on their way to fight the attack. William Henry, my son, joined them. "Wed. Aug. 1st, 1866 - Capt. Sidwell in charge left with thirty men and supplies for Indian fighters. "Jan. 13, 1866 - I presented a petition to the State Legislature for Extension of Manti Boundaries - it was okayed. "Friday, 19 Feb. 1866 - I wrote a history of the Indian difficulties during the summer of 1865 and sent it to the church historian. "Sunday, Mar. 24 - President Brigham Young telegraphed to have people of Sevier County settlements move into Sanpete. Hundreds of teams went from Manti to remove tne goods. Indians had killed Jess Peter Peterson, age 30 years and his wife Caroline. Also a young woman age 16 yrs, and taken 80 head of stock. "Sat. June 22, 1872 - Went to Moroni to attend two days meeting with Tobba, Indian chief and one hundred of his warriors came to visit us at Moroni. We held council with the principle men, had a good talk. Indians said they wanted peace. They were opposed to the recent Indian depredations that were being committed, deeds of murder and thievery that were being committeed. Tobba promised to capture the guilty. "tuesdat 24, 1872 - Raised a Liberty pole and unfurled the Stars and Stripes from the top. "Julv 30 - I am fifty years old today. Celebrated with Orson Hyde and about one hundred invited guests. Partook of a sumptuous repast at my residence including the Brox Band. - 42 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324202
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