Forty-niner in Utah, page 188

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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 188
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake Sunday June 23 The camp was moved yesterday about 4 miles south & at this point we spent the day. Good springs of water line the eastern shore for some distance & many thorough & necessary ablutions were performed today. Capt S. had fitted the skiff with four oars by which means he anticipated a more speedy convey- ance; in this boat he crossed the lake to Black rock a distance of about 20 miles to confer with Mr Gunnison14' During the Eveng I walked abt 5 miles to obtain a good view of a bold mass of rock crowning a steep hill upon the shores of which I took a sketch. The best view of this rock is from the lake seen from this point it is not unlike a huge Abbot's mitre & presents a truly imposing appear- ance. 146 Upon the Cap return he informed us as news from the City, that the emigration had commenced arriving & as they in most in- stances expected to find an abundant stock of provisions here had come unprovided, there being however but a small quantity in the City, flour has risen to the enormous price of $40.00 pr Cwt.147 Mon&zy June 24 Mr. C. started with bedding & sufficient pro- visions for two days, expecting that by the expiration of this time to finish chaining the Island.`"" I45 The night before, Stansbury had lighted a signal fire, as previously agreed upon, to ensure that Lieutenant Gunnison's party was located along the south shore. When an answering fire came from near Black Rock, the captain decided to take the skiff to pick up some food supplies from Gunnison. After a seven-hour trip, with the four oarsmen straining against the wind and the waves, Stansbury reached Black Rock to find the lieutenant "discussing the spiritual wife doctrine with Charles Whites wife. He was very glad to see me." After making arrangements to have the Gunnison crew continue its survey north to connect with Carrington's line, the captain set out on his return journey to Camp No. 26. He did not reach there until 10 P.M., "having been bothered to find the locale of the camp, the boys not having built a fire at dusk, as I supposed they had-" so, groused Albert Carrington. Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5, 23 June; Carrington, Journal, 23 June, p. 38. I46 The sketch is found opposite page 211 in the Stansbury Report on East Side of Stansbury's Island-Antelope I . in the Distance." and is called "Peak 147 Stansbury reported an even higher figure, "Flour $1.00 per lb." Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5, 23 June. 148 The captain dispatched the Carrington party to continue their chaining south and around the end of the island to connect with the line already run down the west shore. Stansbury sent the skiff with food and water around the north end and down the western side to meet Carrington "at a point designated." Ibid., 24 June. 188
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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 327873
Reference URL