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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 019
Description August 1848-February 1849 Wright has again committed matrimony, such an instance of at- tachment to this state, is enough to make one feel favourably dis- posed to the, "only happiness that has survived the fall. Knowing that it would give you pleasure to hear from the Dr. I give up one side to him, so that this will abbreviate my letter; however you will soon hear from me again & meanwhile Believe me to be Ever Your Affectionate Son JHudson My dear Aunt, I so much admire the amiable arrangement adobted in the letter from home, that I am desirous of Emulating it, but from want of space must limit myself to a mere acknowl- edgement of your kind & interesting communication, such details are of course very agreeable to me & I appreciate the attention the more as you must had you followed the best of your inclination have preferred writing on some other topic. I was sorry to hear of Georges illness am glad he is now better & trust that he will enjoy his usual health, I must forego the pleasure of reading his letters & satisfy myself with your favourable criticism. I am much obliged to Wm for his contribution to the Budget. & also James who I hope to hear from again, tell him to try to write smaller & for invoices a neater hand. I am truly pleased that he likes his position & that Uncle is satisfied with him tell him to remember me kindly to S Stackhouse & tell her to enclose a letter in some one of the parcels. founded the Irish confederation in 1846 devoted to the attainment of a separate Irish Par- liament by force of public opinion. In 1848 he advocated the formation of a national guard but, failing to win the support of the towns, he started a rural insurrection for which he was tried on a charge of high treason and sentenced to be hanged after which his neck was "to be severed from his body and his body divided into quarters." The New York Tribune, October 26, 1848, further described for its Irish-American readers the scene when the verdict was announced, "Tears might be seen and sobs heard in every part of the Court. . . . On returning to prison the same fortitude that characterized O'Brien in Court was manifested in his demeanor." In an accompanying editorial, the paper said: "The con- viction of William Smith O'Brien sends a thrill of anguish to many a generous heart." This could have been the article to which Hudson refers. Later, O'Brien's sentence was commuted to transportation for life, and he was exiled to Maria Island, Tasmania. He was pardoned, except for the United Kingdom, in 1854 and given an unconditional pardon in 1856. He visited America in 1859 and finally published his Principles of Government, much of which he had written while in exile. The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (London: Oxford University Press, 1969), p. 961. 19
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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 327704
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327704