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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 171
Description April-June 1850 cloths blown off the lodge, leaving free access to the hail & rain; so suddenly did the storm brew & blow over us, that I with difficulty prevented the bedding from being wetted. So soon as it had some- what abated, the Capt & Mr. C. who had been to the summit of the hill came in to the camp thoroughly soaked; a fire however was soon blazing & by its genial warmth we dried comfortably. About an hour after the above incident had occurred the yaul arrived unaccompanied however by the skiff. The violence of the storm had severed two ropes by which she was attached to the boat & had drifted away. The boys who composed the crew of the smaller boat yesterday, had been in rather a perilous situation; while the storm was at its height they were near Pelican but the boat was unmanageable & they drifted past us. The boat was rapidly filling, the oars were useless & the prospect was anything but agreeable when the yaul observing their signals made towards them & threw a rope & hoisted the pale & trembling crew into the larger boat, which then continued her way to Indian springs."' Sunday June 2. Suffering from a severe rheumatic pain in my side & feeling far from well, I spent the day, emphatically as a day of rest. Immediately after breakfast Cap S. voyaged after the skiff which a favorable wind had blown hitherward. He also antici- pated finding water upon a rocky range of mountains south of Pelican I. in this however Cap S was disappointed, but returned bringing the skiff uninjured. Our water is now an expensive com- modity & yet we necessarily use large quantitys, it all has a dis- tance of 40 miles to travel, involving a great expenditure of time & labor. lo2 lo1 Before this storm broke, Stansbury and Carrington saw the yawl with the skiff in tow several miles north of Gunnison Island. When the rain stopped and the wind abated, the yawl made its way to shore without the skiff which had broken away. All of the crew members were safe aboard the larger boat although "cold, sea sick, almost frozen & nearly scared to death-" Carrington noted that although "they escaped quite narrowly, . . . they deserved a slight lesson for being so shiftless and getting so far behind-" Stansbury deplored the loss of the skiff because the yawl often was forced to anchor two or three miles from shore which meant that the expedition faced a very toilsome future in trying to get supplies and survey equipment to the beach. Carrington, Journal, 1 June, pp. 28-29; Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5,1 June; Stansbury, Report, pp. 193-95. 102 Stansbu After rescuing the skiff "nearly full of water, but with all baggage undisturbed," r-y and Carrington explored a rocky ridge on the west shore about six miles south 171
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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 327856
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327856