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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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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6t152wp
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 050
Description Rockwell, who brought the news from the East that the tccently won mail contract had been canceled, that a new governor \vas on his way to replace BrighamYoung as governor of Utah Terri- tory, and that General William S. Harnry was in command of twenty-five hundred troops on their way to Utah to install the new territorial officials and put down the "rebellion" of the Utahns. What is curious about all this is that this nears cottld not have been much of a smprise to Brigham Young and his col- leagues. Contemporary sources indicate that Isrigham Young had been in possession of much of this information long before the dramatic cntty of the three messengers lvith the news at the tenth anniversary celebration of the Mormon entry into Utah. From the evidence that exists, onr mttst conclude that the events at Silver Lake on Jttly 24 wete staged for dramatic effect -to impress upon the assembled Saints that nromentous events were in store for them. It is highly improbable that the first word leaching Utah about the approaching United States troops was on July 24. Certainly the planning and movement of such a large force of the United States Army could not be kept secret for very long. By May 28, 1857, the information became fairly well known. On that day, General Winfield Scott issued a circu- lar of notification to the adjutant general and chief of ordnance designating the troops to march to Utah. (lltah Erpedztion, H. Ex. Dot. 5 1) pp. 4-5.) However, on May 24, the Illinoir State Journal (Springfield) had carried an article stating that two thousand troops vverc en route to Utah. Even eat her than this, a nrphevv of Brigham Young (Joseph W. Young, son of Lorenzo Dow Young) recorded in his diary under date of May 19, that as he and the other handcart missionaries were journeying eastward, they halted at Horseshoe Creek Station of the Brigham Young Express Com- pany to await the arrival of George A. Smith, Truman 0. Angell, and Delegate John M. Bernhisrl vvho "were bringing new3 of doings in the East." George A. Smith, who had carried Utah's petition for statehood to Washington, addrrsscd them in the following manner. "That the government had not accepted of Utah as a State and that a new Governor would be sent to the Territory accom- panied by two or three thousand soldiers. This news was altogether tmexpected to us, for when we left ottr homes in Utah all was peace and it seemed impossible that anybody could have evril intentions in regards our people there." Joseph Young's Diary (p. 12 quoted) as reproduced in the Journal History under date of June 10, 1857. Truman 0. Angel1 in his diary on May 19, 50
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 328996
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/328996