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Diary of Brigham Young, page 086

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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
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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
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 086
Description Sunday 20th. Attended meeting in morning Bros Kimball Daniel Spencer & myself Preached in morning Large congrega- tion present. My Bro Phineas arrived with 0. P. Rock- well. I called to See him. he was in good health and Spirits-and has enjoyed his mission (to England) and been faithful in his discharge of the duties thereof Attended meeting ElderfJohn Taylor occupied the after- noon. Evening attended Circle The weather quite cloudy and cold rain in afternoon-( for acc[oun]t of weather See office journal) Monday 21 About 8 vp this A.M. went to the pasture owned by the Buchanan administration to change its foolhardy invasion of Utah. In early August the first Mormon troops were sent to spy upon the enemy and reconnoiter possible routes of entry into Salt Lake Valley. Colonel Robert T. Burton left Salt Lake on August 15 with seventy-five men and traveled eastward as far as South Pass to aid any Utah-bound immigrants and harass the army in Its westward movement. His orders were not to take life, but to burn the grass along the route and stampede the army's cattle and delay their supply trains. In this he was only partially successful, but it was he who made first military contact with the United States Army. Meanwhile, General Daniel H. Wells ordered troops into Echo Canyon to throw up fortifications in the narrow canyon where it was thought the best defense of the valley could be made. Shortly, other troops under Porter Rockwell, Lot Smith, and John McAllister were also east of Fort Bridger harassing the troops and supply trains. By late October over 1,000 militiamen were "in the mountains" needing supplies. These entries reflect the beginning of this feverish military activity. For a good account of Mormon resistance see Furniss, Mormon Conjlict, pp. 119-47. The Journal History, the Manuscript History, and the Young Letterbooks have numerous entries related to these activities, and many of the reports from the field are published in the Deseret News.
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Source Diary of Brigham Young, 1857
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329034
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t152wp/329034