Forty-niner in Utah, page 107

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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 107
Description ]uly 1850-May 1852 Life for it is the Law thro and in this territory that if any Man is caught in the fact of Adultery which we understand to be next in Crime to the Shedding of innocent Blood that it is Lawful for him to dieI he went then to Sant Pete Valley & Before he started John became acquainted with him by applying unto him for Medicine and John took it into his Mind to Travel down Together to the Valley and try to farm and join what they had together and occupy a Piece of Waste Land. I advised John not to do so as I thought he would do better in the City. he said he would try it for a season and if he did not find it Suits him he would Give it up. they Started together. I afterwards Learned they arrived Safe there and erected a Logg hut and proceeded to Lay out a Plan for their intended farm and Before they could even Begin on the Ground John was taken with a severe Cold and Grew worse, and no one thought he was dangerously Sick until the day before he died when the chills the Doctor Called "Congestive Chills," Grew on him and carried him of to the World of Spirits. he was not Long with Dr. Vaughan who was a Very polite and plasant & engaging kind of Man but artful and designing and wicked, but John I Highly Esteemed, and John was Loved and Esteemed by all who knew him as a frank open and Honest Good Young Man. he was Ordained an Elder of the Church of Christ" and I was very fond of his Company and as Long as it pleases our heavenly father to Lengthen out My day his Memory I shall allways love and prise. and when I visit my Native Land which I feel I shall if the Lord will with pleasure Visit you and give you a detailed account of My Be- r6 Dr. John M. Vaughn evidently left for Sanpete Valley in a hurry as the result of an incident in which he narrowly escaped death. He was accused by Timothy B. Foote, in whose home Vaughn had an office, of having engaged in adultery with Mrs. Foote. Hosea Stout recorded on September 16, 1850, "State vs. D. Vaughan for Addultery. He was bound over to Court in a bond of 100 dollars." On October 3, Stout "Instituted a suit for Foot vs. Vaughan in damage $10000 in the County Court & had him arrested & held in custody for adultery with his wife which occupied most of the day." Four days later, Stout indicated that the governor had released Vaughn on the grounds that Foote had failed to sustain the charge of immorality. As W. W. Major indicated, the doctor was very fortunate that he was not shot by Foote who probably would have been absolved of the crime. Stout, On the Mormon Frontier, vol. 2, pp. 380-81. I7 Although he had received a patriarchal blessing from Isaac Morley and had indi- cated in his letters a strong conviction for the beliefs and practices of the L.D.S. faith, this is the first concrete evidence that Hudson had joined the Mormon church. 107
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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 327792
Reference URL