Forty-niner in Utah, page 160

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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 160
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake Friday May 17. This day was spent much as the preceding. We moved camp & night found us on one of the dreary sandy salt plains, with no fire, or other appurtenances for our comfort. After having eaten a little hard bread, washed it down with wriggletail water, I rolled myself in a buffalo & so soon as the neuralgic pain would permit I was asleep. I had not been thus ensconced long before Mr C. whom we had supposed unable to find us came in & I tumbled out & help. to remake the bed. 13th Encampment" Saty May 18 After having again, but with a bad grace, attacked the biscuit I started with Mr. C. to make profile drawings of the mountains. The day was hot & our thirst excessive attributable to the dryness of the atmosphere & as in these high latitudes we perspire profusely we can drink large quantitys of water with impunity. We travelled some 5 miles to Mr. C. last picket & then ran the chain line until dusk when we started in the supposed direction of camp, cheering our progress with an anticipation of coffee & bean soup, having walked some distance with no light to guide us, we fell upon two of the Capt party who were lying on the sand waiting for help to carry the things from the skiff to the shore line, where upon a little patch of grease bush they had pitched a tent. We had no means of lighting a fire consequently we were deprived of our coffee & not feeling sufficient appetite for ship bread & raw bacon, I soon lay down & slept. Sunday May 19. We did not rise before noon keeping an occasional lookout for the yaul not making their appearance our party started in search, they assisted them off a sand bank on to 8o After another day of drudgery in hauling the boats and supplies over sand bars, Camp No. 13 was set up on the sandy beach just east of the Terrace and Hogup ranges of mountains. Stansbury explained how the streams of fresh water discovered "take their rise on the storm line of the lake, & none of them enter it at all . . . but are altogether absorbed by the sand long before they reach the lake itself." The men bedded down on the sand awaiting Carrington's crew who did not arrive until 10 P.M. Carrington disclosed how the discouraged crew had begun to slight somewhat its accurate survey, "it not being seemed worthwhile to be particular, at the directions of the Capt I estimated the storm line distance as of ten as necessary, with sufficient accuracy-water line still far off on the left--" He concluded his account with "no tent-no fuel, of course no coffee-some . . . bread & dried beef & asleep with sky for tent-" Stansbury, Journal, vol. 4, 17 May; Stansbury, Report, pp. 184-85; Carrington, Journal, 17 May, p. 16. 160
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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 327845
Reference URL