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Forty-niner in Utah, page 101

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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 101
Description July 1850-May 1852 sarily contains many blunders which I know however you will excuse. You would not be surprised at my fondness for this valley had you my experience. After enduring the fatigues & hardships of so dreaded a Journey to arrive at an oasis, meet with Christian friends, be restored to health, hear the glorious gospel, live under a pure administration of just & sacred laws & in so picturesque a country. Sitting at meeting this morning through the open windows, we get such a peep of blue sky, purple mountains & green fields, & the foreground composed of the rude meeting house enlivened by so many happy intellectual faces, it is a charm- ing picture & I wish you could from some abler hand get a just idea of this place. I have written to Willim & I trust you will receive both. I have not as yet received the portmanteau & that is another reason why I wish to remain, as in my absence it would possibly be lost, but I expect the train in shortly which convey such traps. I am infinitely indebted to you for another proof of the liberality which always characterizes you, but should indeed regret putting you to any expense. I feel sensibly that I have many pecuniary obligations to satisfy to my relatives & I shall not rest until I have remitted to Bir I believe further, that my prospects are good & that the trade of money making is not nearly so difficult in this enterprising settle- ment as in burthened Engld It gave me great pleasure, & releived a rather forboding apprehension when I learnt, that things were going on with you much as usual. I hope that God will continue to bless your efforts & that now in the decline of your years, You will be abundantly blessed in the basket and store & enjoy an ease so justly your due. I would like to tell you more fully all that I know respecting this place, but your attention will now be more drawn to my residence & from the public prints you will learn, how the desert has been made to bloom by means of untiring industry, the rapid increase of the population, the commodious houses that are being substituted for the Cabins that were first erected, how abun- dantly supplied this far distant market with all kinds of goods & the increasing spiritual & temporal prosperity of this people all this & much more make a singular history & we may confidently rely, however arrogant the assumption may appear at present that the Latter day Saints will exert a powerful influence upon the destinies 101
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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 327786
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327786