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Identifier Dear_Ellen
Title Dear Ellen: Two Mormon Women and Their Letters
Creator Ellsworth, S. George
Subject Clawson, Ellen Spencer, 1832-1896; McGary, Ellen Pratt, 1832-1895
Subject Local Letters; Mormon Pioneers; Mormon History
Description The text of personal letters between Ellen Spencer Clawson and Ellen Pratt McGary written in 1856 through 1857. Publication of these letters also in "Western Humanities Review", volume 13, Spring 1959.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Series Editors: Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman; Ward, Margery W.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Source "Dear Ellen: two mormon women and their letters"
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, The Mormons, and the West, no. 3
Coverage 1832-1896
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Jeff Jonsson; Jan Robertson
Call Number BX 8695 C29 E44
ARK ark:/87278/s6p84b4x
Topic Mormon pioneers; Letters
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2006-10-04
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329271
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x

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Title Dear Ellen, Page 075
Description The Romance and fftr Realities sacle of the i88os. Tlie Clawson family was closely involved. It was the conviction in the United States Supreme Court of Ruclger Clawson, son of Hiram and Margaret, that opened a five-year period of intensive prosecution of polygamists by federal officers. Hiram himself was caught up iu the prosecutions. Through a series of appearances at court Hiram B. Clawson was indicted for unlawful cohabitation and sentenced by Utah Chief Justice Charles S. Zaue on September 29, 1885. In his defense Bishop Clawson said: . . . for thirty years or over I have lived in my present marriage relations. When I entered those relations I believe I was doing just exactly what T ought to do. . . . When T married these, my wives, they were young and I was young. They believed the same thing that I did. We made the most solemn covenants that men or women can make in regard to this marriage, and I and they have endeavored up to the present time to live those covenants. JS'ow they are along in years; streaks of grey show in their hair; they have families of children that have grown up and married and have children; and now at this time, at my age and at their age, to ask me to renounce those ties and cast these women off and leave them and my children, and say that I will have nothing more to do with them - your honor, is a thing that seems impossible for me to say. When 1 believe as I have believed, and I .say now that what f believed thirty years ago and over, I believe today just as I did then; and I believe, that were I lo say that I will cast them off, that all I have done in all the.se years has gone for nothing. . . . To me there are only two courses. One is a prison and honor, the other is liberty and dishonor. . . . Judge Zane gave him the maximum sentence: six months in prison, a fine of three hundred dollars, and costs. Hiram was then placed in the charge of a deputy and was allowed to visit his family and friends. He was then accompanied by members of his family to the penitentiary, hi prison, Hiram became a cell mate of his son Rudger. The anti-Mormon Salt Lake Tribune paid him a remarkable tribute when it recorded his being sentenced: 75
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Source Dear Ellen, two Mormon Women, and Their Letters
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 329131
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p84b4x/329131