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Forty-niner in Utah, page 104

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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 104
Description Pioneering in Sanpete Valley with Chills and he after Laying very Sick of Congestive Chills above a week died under the care of Dr. Vaughan who was with him. he was Buried respectably and respected for his Good Be- haviour2 While in these Valleys I have written twice to his rela- tions in England to inform them of it but have not heard if they have recisved the Letters. I have exerted myself to enquire after what he Left when he died but have not as yet obtained any Satis- faction, and traveling here in these Mountains districts is very dif- erent to the States or the old Country's in a new Country to us infested by reckless indians whose Life is Robbery and Murder, tis very expensive to pay Carriage for any distance and will be for a few years yet, but we have Got over the first dif- in Raising Grain enough to feed Man & Beast, and now we are Going into the Manufactories &cl3 I recisved a Box Last year Containing a few things of John Hudsons and Portiond. out among Several individuals, sundry of the articles to pay some debts Contracted and as I expect to before very Long to Visit England I shall do myself the pleasure of Calling on you I shall Gather up and reserve as many Small momentoes of l2 Despite a careful search of the burial records and of the cemetery itself in Manti, Utah, Sanpete County, the grave of John Hudson has not been found. There are head- stones for his friends Isaac Morley and John Warner, but they both left families who were concerned that such markers be placed on the graves. l3 Beginning in 1851, Brigham Young and the other Mormon leaders began a systematic campaign to make the Saints self-sufficient in as many areas as possible. In a January 1852 sermon, just before Major penned his letter to Royal E. Robbins, the Mormon president said, "I have no hesitation in saying that our true interest is, and will be most wisely consulted in domestic manufacturing, to the exclusion of almost every article of imported goods. Our clothing, of every description, sugar, candles, soap, leather, crockery, paper, glass, nails, much of the hardware, castings, steel, and many other articles, for which our merchants continually drain the country of money, might be manu- factured just as well at home, within our own limits, thereby furnishing lucrative employ- ment to the many artisans of every description, who are constantly flocking hither, and form the basis of a free and independent State, that can in no other way be accomplished. . . . let home industry produce every article of home consumption." Several home industries were, therefore, started in 1851-1852 to meet the above objectives. By the time Major wrote in February 1852, the following projects were under- way: (1) a paper mill was being constructed to provide paper for the Deseret News and other publications, (2) the Deseret Manufacturing Company was chartered in August 1851 to construct a sugar beet factory and to introduce Mormon farmers to the growing of beets, (3) the legislature appropriated $2,OOO.OO to encourage the manufacture of woolen goods, and a company was formed in March 1851, and (4) an "iron mission" was sent to the vicinity of Cedar City to begin extracting ore and to establish a blast furnace. Journal History, 5 January 1852; Arrington, Great Basin Kingdom, pp. 112-22. 104
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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 327789
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327789