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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
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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 020
Description An Englishman in New York City I must now conclude with best wishes & a sincere protestation of Affection from Ever Yours JHudson I? S. Before Captain Peabody is by me consigned to oblivion, I would mention that in his last voyage, his conduct produced a Mutiny. I have learnt that two thirds of my fellow voyagers have returned to Great Brittain not being able to find employment here; Such a fact speaks volumes. New York. Deer 7th 1848 35 John Strt. My dear Family, Individually & Collectively Thus do I save the invidiousness of addressing to one, what I hope will be interesting to all, some further account of my experi- ence in this New World. Having, last week received a very press- ing invitation to accompany Mr. R. E. Robbins, his Brother & Cousin to his Fathers house in Connecticut, I decided to avail my- self of the opportunity of increasing my intimacy with my Friends family; & of becoming acquainted with New England manners & institutions. You are perhaps not aware that the Pilgrim Fathers set apart a day annually for "Thanksgiving" the observance of this day has generally degenerated into a holiday & is devoted to good eating & amusement, but in New England where the first settlers lived & whose descendants are the genuine Yankees, the day is kept somewhat differently & it was to the celebration of this Festi- val that we were invited. 27 The distance to Kensington, of which village Mr. Robbins is Pastor,28 is about 100 miles from N. Y. the first 75 miles to New 27 It was in the autumn of 1621 that Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation for a three-day period of feasting on wild turkey and venison. President George Washington called for a national holiday for the new republic on November 26, 1789, and made it clear that the day should be one of prayer and the giving of thanks with the various religious denominations conducting appropriate services. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln made it a national holiday. 28 The present town of Berlin in Hartford County was formerly known variously as Great Swamp, Kensington, Worthington, or Farmington. Settled originally in 1686, the area in 1710 received the name of Kensington. The east part of the town was named 20
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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 327705
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327705