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Diary of Brigham Young, page 064

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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 064
Description 6-G Simonds was not a stranger to Brigham Young. As early as 1852, Young had used Simonds as a messenger and referred to him in a letter to William I). Huntington. Hosea Stout, On the Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout, 1844-1861, ed. Juanita Brooks, 2 ~01s. (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press and Utah State Historical Society, 1964), 2:516. Apparently Ben Simonds had been a trader among the Indians of the Rocky Mountains for some time. Jacob Forney, superintendent of Indian Affairs, in a letter dated December 14, 1857, said Simonds had traded among the Indians-especially the Shoshoni for twenty years. Dale L. Morgan, "\Yashakie and the Shoshoni: A Selection of Documents from the Records of the Utah Superintendency of Indian Affairs," Annals of Wyoming 27 (April 1955) :65. Brigham Young made use of Sinronds contacts with the Shoshoni, and used him as an intermediary Lvith \Yashakir (Washi Kik). In fact after the Mormons had established their military defensive lines, Simonds was issued a pass that pertnitted him "to go where your business will direct." 30 October 18.57, Young Letterbook, vol. 3, p. 910. Simonds was a shrewd operator. He worked both sides- trading goods to the army, and bringing news to the Mormons about the army's nrovements. There are numerous references in Lieutenant Gove's letters and Albert Tracy's diary to Simonds smuggling provisions into the canrp-and as the army officers thought, through the hilormon defense lines. See Gove, Ctnh Exfiedition, pp. 133, 134, 146, 15.5, 161, 164, 198, 24.6; and Tracy, Utah War, 4, 7. B. H. Roberts in A Comprehensive Ifistory of the Church of Je.rus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Century I, 6 ~01s. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1930), 4:390 fn. 9, quotes the Wilford Woodruff Journal (December 16, 1857) as saying that Simonds offered Brigham Young one-half the monry he made by trading with the army. Brigham Young said Simonds should limit his trade to salt and furs. And apparently Simonds benefitted from the load of salt Brigham Young sent to the army during the winter of 1857-58. Simonds sold it to individual soldiers at $2.50 per pound after Albert Sidney Johnston had refused to accept a gift from his adversary Brigham Young. General Lewis Robison in his diary from the Nauvoo Legion Quarter Master Office during April 1858 notes the going and coming of Ben Simonds. Robison calls him a Cherokee Indian chief and noted that Simonds called on Brigham Young (April 15), and brought fifteen head of horses and mules to the city (April 30). They had been stolen by the Indians in "Tulle Valley last winter," and Simonds brottght goods from Fort
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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 329013
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/329013