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Diary of Brigham Young, page 085

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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 085
Description South pass. Bro Burton and Cummings inform me that 750 troops have left Laramie, and Bro Decker Says would probably camp at the 3 crossings of Sweetwater to night. They also State that a good many of the boys of thier command were quite ill with "Diahree" through liveing on bread alone. They requested that the friends ~of the boys might be made acquainted with the facts- that they might Send them Some Supplies of clothing- also that the commissary General would Send them Some ' Supplies of provisions. And Express by Van ettan and Alma Williams Started at 9 f/2 P.M.-&a&g instructing the boys toC+^" < e prevail upon the troops to Stop if it is possible. 3 * And orders were issued for 8 waggons and 32 men to Start tomorrow with supplies. Bros Kimball & Wells were here Severals times dur- ing day and evening. Saturday 19th. Spent morning in office and in giveing directions in fit- ting out and [an] expedition-to carry relief to the Boys on the road. 9-4 horse or 4 mule teams, and 33 men Started under command of Co1 Collistor.`" ssAfter the reorganization of the territorial militia in April, the Mormons were somewhat better organized to defend them- selves. However, at best the militia was a second-rate military force. James Ferguson, adjutant general to Daniel H. Wells, recorded 6,100 militiamen in Utah who possessed only 2,364 rifles, 1,159 muskets, 99 pistols, and 295 revolvers. Lead and powder were also in short supply despite the efforts of Peter Conover to procure some in California, the lead mission at Las Vegas, the purchase in San Bernardino, and efforts to ship powder past the army from the East. Nevertheless, Brigham Young and his colleagues determined to resist the entry of troops into Utah, even if it was merely a delaying tactic until other forces could be brought to bear upon
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329033
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/329033