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Diary of Brigham Young, page 081

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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 081
Description I visited Bro Littles for the purpose of dictating in regard to the building [of] a distil[l]ery-as the brethren need Spirits for medical purposes-and makeing vinegar & pickels.81 as the Bitterroot, Montana, where Major Owen saw one. John Owen, The Journals and Letters of Major John Owen, Pioneer of the Northwest, 1850-1872, ed. Seymour Dunbar and Paul C. Phillips, 2 ~01s. (New York: Edward Eberstadt, 1927), 1: 187, 189. The proclamation was sent throughout the territory to all the military leaders and to the various ecclesiastical leaders. Copies of letters sent to the military leaders are found in 14 Sep- tember 1857, Young Letterbook, vol. 3, pp. 858-60. A letter to Philo Farnsworth in Beaver over the signature of Brigham Young, governor, and Daniel H. Wells, commanding officer of Utah militia, is located in Manuscript Collection, Huntington Library. A curious situation exists relative to the proclamation. A vari- ant of the September 15 document exists that contains only minor differences with the later one. Its date is given as August 5. The editor has been unable to locate a single reference to the earlier proclamation, unless the diary entry for August 30 refers to this earlier proclamation. One speculation is that it was ~prepared for distribution but held in abeyance until after the meeting with Captain Van Vliet on September 8. When it was learned from him that the army was determined to enter Utah, Brigham Young, acting as the still official governor of the terri- tory, issued his decree. Copies of both proclamations in Special Collections Department, Marriott Library. Whether the reaction of John Pulsipher, residing at Fort Supply, could be considered typical is questionable, but it is very interesting. He recorded his feeling thusly when the procla- mation was read to him. "Good, we received it with joy." Pulsipher, "History of John Pulsipher," September 20, 1857. 81The reasons given here for the establishment of a distillery are restated by President John Taylor as recorded by H. H. Bancroft when he was gathering information for his Histoq of Utah. "We needed alcohol for various purposes, but little was made for drinking, more for pickling, bathing, and medicinal purposes. It was first made in rude improvised stills. Afterwards, immi- grants left stills as they passed through, and those who obtained
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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/329029