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Twelve Mormon Homes, page 129

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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
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 129
Description herited her cordiality. My praise of her handiwork quite won her heart; and when I passed Bellevue on my way home, she had prepared a large tidy of the same lace, knitted from cotton grown at St. George, and spun at the Washington Factory near there, which she diffidently presented me with as a souvenir. I often asked Mormon women-whenever, indeed, the ques- tion then before Congress was discussed, and that was very often -whether they would be satisfied if their present unions were legalized and all future ones prohibited. The telegraphic des- patches of the evening having elicited a free conversation on the subject, I asked Mrs. Dawes's opinion. She was much embar- rassed, being of a retiring disposition, and, I suppose, not a little afraid of an anti-polygamist questioner. She said she would rather not be asked. "Sister Dawes" (the eldest wife, a woman twice as big and twice as old, whom I afterwards met) "was a very good talker ." (She was, indeed, a wonder in her way.) "But I," said she, "am very ignorant. And besides," she added, with a blush that dyed her cheek crimson, and a great effort to speak plainly, "it is not fair for you to take me as a sample of Mormon women, because I did not join the Church from con- viction, but because my family-all my sisters-had embraced the faith, and were about leaving England. So I was baptized, the last thing; and therefore, as for religion, I am not as strong in it as I ought to be. But I have married a polygamist, and have lived with his other wives eight years, and have been very happy. I took the position of Mr. Dawes's third wife; and I feel I should have no right to complain if he took another. But, then, perhaps, I don't know, never having tried being married your way. Sister Dwining, at St. George, where you are going to-morrow,-if I29
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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
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328905