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Diary of Brigham Young, page 051

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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
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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 051
Description 1857, records this meeting and the fact of Gcotge A. Smith's address. Ttuman 0. Angel1 Diary, 18.56-57, I,. D. S. Archives. p. 80. Just ten days after this event (on May 29), Smith, Angell, and Bernhiscl arrived in Salt Lake. And as this diary records, numerous sessions l\ere held lvith these men and the Mormon leaders. Even in far off London, Ezra T. Benson on Jtme 23, 1857, wrote to his family, "W c are informed thrortgh the petiodicals that Uncle Sam is about to send an Army to the \`nlley to take care of you." 23 June 1857, Manu\ctipt Histoty, p. 341 By June 7, 185i, General Daniel H. Wells Iregan issrting instructions to his military comntandet\ to IX prepared "to ptc- form such duties as may Ire required," Init any movement "to 1~ made Tvithout any fusuj,] parade[,] noise [,] or disorder but operate quietly, firmly, and deliberately ," "Biographical Sketch of Life of Luman Andros Shurtliff, 1807-1884," Hunting- ton Library. In addition to these indications that considctahle knowledge was available in Salt Lake City before the tvvrnty-fourth of July announcement, a discrepancy in the recorded date of the arrival of Smoot, Stoddard, and Rockwell in Salt 1,ake exists. In the Young Journal, August 1852-December 24, 1857, for Tttesday, July 20, 1857, p. 270, this entry appears. "Eastern [crossed out] Express mail arrived." Then a subsequent entry tcads "Express Eastern [crossed through] Mail Arrived Thursday [July 221." And then in a letter dated August 4, 185i, of Brigham Young to George Q. Cannon, he reported that A. 0. Smoot and Stoddard arrived on July 22 with news that Alfred Gumming of Saint Louis had been appointed governor and "2,500 regulars coming with them as a body guard." Young Lettcrhooks. vol. 3, pp. 733-37. However, the Jortrnal History, compiled years after this event, gives July 23 as thr arrival date of the three messengers (p. 8). The same is true of the Hiutotian's Office Jomnal, vol. 20, p. 8. If the J~tly 22 day is correct, certainly one would havr to conclude that the messengers delayed their journey to Silver Lake until July 24 to make the news mote dramatic. If this Mas their purpose, it was without effect upon some diaristr. Frederick Kesler failed to mention it. He noted only the celebrating events of the day-bands, dancing, picnicing, etc. (23 and 24 July 1857, Kesler Diary, No. 1.) Henry Ballard in his diary failed to men- tion the messengers or their message. (Henry Ballard Private Jour- nal, June 24, 185 l-Noventber 24, 1904, fltmtington Lihrat y.) Other diarists, however. did record the announcement Ijut ret-
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329000
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/329000