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Title Twelve Mormon Homes : Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona.
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood (1836-1909)
Subject Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon families
Subject Local Utah--Description and travel--19th century; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Relations with Mormons; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Correspondence
Description General Thomas L. Kane, friend to Brigham Young, was well known as a mediator between the Mormons and the federal government. He and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Utah in 1872-73. This publication is a collection of letters Elizabeth wrote to her father during the trip. The letters provide interesting descriptions of Mormon social customs, Mormon-Indian relationships, and insightful observations of the practice of polygamy among the Mormons.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 4; IsVersionOf Twelve Mormon homes, published in 1874 in Philadelphia.
Coverage 1872
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .K1 1974
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah) to St. George (Utah).
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Topic Mormons; Mormon families; Polygamy; Utah
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328926
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 052
Description the spot where two others were killed ! Mr. Hickman's account is circumstantial, and he does not avoid blackening himself in the effort to [in] criminate others. It is a curious commentary on the sanguinary character of the Mormons, as described by him, that he is living among them still. He was at Nephi only a few days before US.~* It was a singular experience to read Hickman's book in the company of the man whom it was written to accuse of being the head of a band of Thugs,- a man who was at that very time un- der bail for a heavier amount than was exacted of Jeff Davis!28 A cry of delight from the children caused me to look up. We 28Hickman's book (Brigham's Destroying Angel) had just been published in 1872. It is interesting that a book so critical of the Mormons and one which impli- cates Brigham Young in some of the murders in Utah would have been given to Mrs. Kane. The Kanes, however, should have been well acquainted with Hick- man's accusations against Brigham Young. On September 17, 1871, Young wrote to Kane relating to his problems as a result of Hickman's charges against him. President Young invited Kane to visit him in Utah to learn in detail the facts of the case. See Thomas L. Kane Papers ( 1823--IS&), B ox 2 (Church Archives, Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah). The "gentle-looking host at Nephi," Samuel Pitchforth (see n. 19) was accused . by Kelly and Barney, Holy Murder, with participation in the Aiken party murders. There is, however, considerable variance in the account of Kelly and Birney and that of Schindler, On-in Porter Rockwell. Schindler's account is based on testimony at the trial of the accused, while Kelly and Birney do not state their source. 2"Mrs. Kane was not technically correct in her statement about Brigham Young's bail. On October 3, 1871, Brigham Young was arrested by United States Marshal Mathewson T. Patrick on a writ issued by Judge James B. McKean for the crime of adultery. Later a charge of murder (for one of the Aiken party) was added to the complaint. U.S. Attorney George C. Bates wanted bail set at $500,000, even though it was pointed out by counsel for the defense that Jefferson Davis's bail had been only $IOO,OOO. Judge McKean declined bail, and Brigham Young was placed under house arrest for some 120 days. See Tullidge, History of Salt Lake City, pp. 528, 552.
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328828
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328828