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Forty-niner in Utah, page 102

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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 102
Description Pioneering in Sanpete Valley of the Inhabitants of the Earth. I shall write again shortly & you may depend upon being made acquainted with my varied history. I have nothing more to add at present save an expression, which I fain would more often reiterate, of my affection for every Individ- ual of my beloved family & to express a hope that you will all be abundantly blessed in the enjoyment of the Everlasting gospel I remain Your Affectionate Son John Hudson I? S. In my letter to Wm I have expressed my views & convictions of those things that concern our eternal welfare JH Royal E. Robbins 15 Maiden Lane New York Febr 20th 1852 Great Salt Lake City Dear Sir This letter I write in Consequence of wishing to impart to you a few items of John Hudson while resident in these Valleys. Before his Spirit took its departure for a Place of Rest, he was a Young Man I much respected and Loved from the first time I knew him he Made My house his home until he recovered and after that for a considerable time, he was sick for some Months a Portion of the time insane during all he was taken care of and nursed well, and Grew Seemingly Strong, and'went exploring with Captain Stans- bury after he returned he again took Sick but recovered again and fancy/d he would Like to Go to Sant Pete a Valley'" 130 miles from lo With Salt Lake Valley under cultivation and an incipient settlement in Utah Valley, Brigham Young responded to a request from Ute Indian Chief Walker at a council held in Salt Lake City on June 14, 1849, to send a group of settlers south 134 miles to Sanpete Valley to begin another colony. Isaac Morley was selected to lead the expedition. Morley, an early member of the Mormon church who suffered through all the privations in Nauvoo and Winter Quarters, had been chosen as patriarch in the church in 1837. It was by this office that he had given John Hudson a blessing. Morley led his group of 224 settlers to Sanpete Valley where they arrived on November 22, 1849, and "were at first rather dissatisfied with the soil and the prospects for timber, but after examining the country, they had become more satisfied." The winter was severe, the snow piling up to two or three feet on the valley floor and resulting in the 102
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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 327787
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327787