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Diary of Brigham Young, page 075

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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
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp

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Title Diary of Brigham Young, page 075
Description Evening attended circle. The usual Topicks were dis- cussed. Proposal was made for establishing Settlements on Blackfoot Fork of Snake River. As it is generally admitted that when Oregon shall enter the Union as a State-there will be a large Slice taken from her on the east side, and, this be constituted into a seperate Terri- tory-this will fall into the hands of the Mormons.7G in becoming involved, it should have befn a Council decision. Marsh also said he "became jealous of the Prophet," and that he "stumbbled over Doctrine of Plurality," at least until he read Orson Pratt's defense of it. (Pratt made the first public announcement of polygamy in Salt Lake City on August 29, 1852.) Eventually, in June of 18.57, Heber C. Kimball received a letter from Marsh expressing a desire to again affiliate lvith the church. 25 June 1857, Manuscript History, p. 344. Brigham Young gave his approval, so Marsh began to make his way to Utah. Fearful that he would not make it to Utah before his rebaptism occurred, Apostles: John Taylor and Erartus Snow permitted the ordinance to be performed at Pappilion Creek near Florence, Nebraska. (Citing Wandle Mace Diary, p. 4, in Marsh Papers.) Marsh arrived in Salt Lake City on September 4, 1857. The following Sunday, September 6, Brigham Young introduced Marsh to the congregation and told of his apostacy. Marsh was then called upon to make his plea for readmission. He claimed he was an old man and infirm and wanted to again be a Mormon. President Young, before he put the matter to a vote, made some comments about statements Marsh had just made. "He [Marsh] has told you that he is an old man. Do you think that I am an old man? I could prove to this congregation that I am young, for I could find more girls who would choose me for a husband, than can any of the young men." Young noted that Marsh was only one year and seven months older than he and that Marsh's aging was due to his having left the church and its teachings. (.`Remarks of Brigham Young on Thornay B. Marsh in Bowery, September 6, 1857," reported by J. \`. Long, Marsh Papers.) When called upon to reinstate Marsh to membership, "The [congregation's] vote was unanimous." (6 September 1857, Manu- script History, p. 473.) 7GAfter this decision was made, Andrew Cunningham was placed in charge of a group of fifty men sent to Blackfoot River 75
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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/329024