On to Manti

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 01
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1969
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s67p8wh3
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 326017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3

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Title On to Manti
Description formed a protective custody. In spite of the fact that a fort had been necessary to protect the settlers from Indians who resented the white men moving in to take their lands, they felt a serenity such as they had never known. People from the fort came out to welcome them and they were guided to a camping place where there was wood for camp fires and water for their animals and camp use. Their simple evening meal was soon over and as they were packing their things again into the "grub-box," their old friend, Isaac Morley, known to them as Father Morley, strode into camp. He it was who had taken them to his home after the mob had burned their little home at Lima. Greetings over, Father Morley asked about their activities since they last met. "That is all in the past and can wait for a more fitting time," said Azariah. "Our future is here and we would like to know what is going on." "I have much to tell," said Father Morley, and they all settled down to listen. "I will make it brief and to the point," he said. "On June 14, 1849, there rode into Salt Lake City a delegation of Ute Indians led by Chief Walker. At their request they were conducted to the office of President Young. With many grunts and motions the Mormon leader was made to understand that the Indians wanted some Mormons to come to Sanpitch Valley to teach the Indians how to build homes and till the soil. In August an exploration party of four men, with Chief walker as guide, set forth. They found a beautiful valley through ran a creek of good water. They found the soil good and the surrounding mountains gave promise of plenty of timber both for fuel and for building. Within a few days they returned reporting that everything was favorable for the building of a community." For a moment the speaker hesitated. So far he had only told of things in general, but when he spoke again it was in a reminiscent mood, for he was recounting experiences in which he had played a major part. "A company of some fifty families," he continued, "was organized as soon as possible, with Seth Taft, Charles Shumway, and myself as commanders. We three were set apart to govern in Church Affairs, keep law and order, and advise in the things pertaining to the building of a new town. It was late in the fall when we left Salt Lake. We had to clear roads and build 9
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325995
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/325995