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Diary of Brigham Young, page xxv

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Identifier diary_brigham_young.xml
Title Diary of Brigham Young 1857
Creator Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Subject Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Utah--Governors; Mormon Church--Presidents; Mormons--United States--Biography; Utah War, 1857-58
Description This publication is the first printing of a complete diary of the Mormon leader. It provides good insight into Brigham Young's interests and activities, but very little little information about his personal life. Edited and introduction by Everett L. Cooley.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L. (editor)
Date 1980
Type Text
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Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 3366 x 5370 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 10
Coverage 1857
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 15.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 Y7 A33 1980
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Topic Mormons; Diaries; Letters; Mormon pioneers
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329270
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp

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Title Diary of Brigham Young, page xxv
Description By 1857 the Mormons had been in Utah ten years after having been driven from Nauvoo, Illinois, a city that they had built on the banks of the Mississippi River beginning in 1839. After their arrival in Utah, the Mormons had made settlements that extended from Fort Limhi on the Lemhi River in central Idaho to San Bernardino on the southeastern boundary of California, from Fort Bridger and Fort Supply in Green River County, Wyoming, to Carson Valley on the extreme-western border of Nevada. Utah Territory was created by an Organic Act of Con- gress as part of the Compromise of 1850. In 1857 the principal territorial officials appointed by the President consisted of a governor (Brigham Young-his second term), a secretary, three federal judges, a United States marshal, a surveyor general, and a postmaster for Utah. The principal elected officials were the territorial assembly consisting of a House and an upper chamber-the Council. Each county had selectmen, an administrative body, and a probate judge who was named by the legislative assembly and had considerable influence as judge and county admin- istrative officer. The military force for Utah was a militia, for a time in Utah known as the Nauvoo Legion, composed of all males between the ages of fourteen and sixty-five. The militia numbered about ten thousand and was commanded by Daniel H. Wells, counselor to Brigham Young in the church hierarchy and soon to become mayor of Salt Lake City. Each county had `its military district and each settle- ment had its own company ready to be called into service to meet any emergency from fighting Indians to harvesting crops or installing a bridge if the need arose. In 1850, and again in 1853, the militia fought pitched battles with small bands of Indians, principally in Utah County. In addition to performing this function, the militia was effective in collecting "surplus" cattle in Iron County XXV
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
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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/s6t152wp/328948