Forty-niner in Utah, page 023

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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
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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 023
Description August 1848-February 1849 Also an abundant & dainty desert; we drank to each others health in bright water & I for one never regretted the absence of the wine cup. After a smoke rendered imperative by the dinner, we spent the Eveng pretty much as we do our Christmas, in pleasant sport. I introduced the game of poetry & will append the following effu- sions, Certainly not on account of their merit, but for the senti- ment there in contained. I had the word, "Thanksgiving" & wrote the under When round the social hearth, a friendly circle meet, Exchange a welcome warm, & dont forget to eat When Turkeys disappear & pumpkins pies do vanish When critcs and cranks prevail, unpleasant thoughts are banished Tis such a time that we have spent & grateful should he be Who finds a home in this fair land, when forced across the sea. I did not like the word forced but no other would suggest itself. Mr Robbins having the word "Stranger" wrote the following `Welcome Stranger, to our lowly roof, Of friendship we will give thee ample proof, What cheer you find, let it be good or bad If you accept it, we shall not be sad." I am aware that extempore poetry will scarce bear rewriting, but you must have the same indulgence to the above lines, that you have extended to the productions of a similar occasion. After having rambled over the picturesque neighbourhood of Mr Robbins house, we on Saturday returned to N. Y. sleeping on board the boat as we left in the Evening, and now I am again in this bustling city but with the pleasing consciousness of having ac- quired Friends whose acquaintance would be an honor to any man; I endeavoured & I may say without presumption, with con- siderable success to create a favourable impression & for an En- glishman I am very popular in my limited circle. Mrs R. is a most interesting and amiable woman & when she told me that I must consider her house as "one of my homes" I felt quite an affection 23
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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 327708
Reference URL