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Diary of Brigham Young, page 068

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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
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 068
Description Saturday 29. This morning instructed President Wells to write out an Proclamation which I intended to pub[l]ish if Harney attempted to enter the Ter[r]itory, declaring Utah under martial Law, and that no one will be permitted to pass into or out of except by permission from the proper officer. Spent the greater part of day in office gave H. B. Clawson instruction in regard to drafting a plan for house for Bro Shirtliff. rode out in evening. Su[n]day 30th This Morning Attended meeting-a large congrega- tion present, - Elders Killball [Kimball] and others addressed the meeting. Afternoon did not attend, buisy 68 with Bro Carrington in prepareing Editorial in answer to Judge Douglas Speech.69 GgThe speech referred to is undoubtedly the one given by Stephen A. Douglas on June 12, 1857, in Springfield, Illinois, on the Dred Scott Decision as it affected Kansas and Utah. Douglas in this instance said his doctrine of Popular Sover- eignty did not apply to Utah. It was to be used only in particu- lar times and circumstances, not in Utah where the Mormons were disobeying the law. He further maintained that if they continued in their disobedience, he favored the full force of the United States government be brought to bear against them. He did think the pictures painted of conditions in Utah were somewhat overdrawn. A scene of Brigham Young taking an airing in a carriage with twenty-six wives and three children, "stretches the bounds of credulity." He would like to welcome the Mormons back into the Democracy where they were the "salvation of the Democracy in Illinois." 13 June 1857, Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield). Wilford Woodruff's Journal of 1857 (August 30) adds further light on the reception of the Douglas speech in Utah. At prayer circle in the evening, Woodruff reports "The contemptable speech of Senator Stephen Arnold Douglass was read & the answer of Albert Carrington to the speech was also read." The portions of the speech that really offended the Mormons
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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 329017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/329017