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Identifier genteel_gentile
Title The Genteel Gentile, Letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857 - 1858
Creator Canning, Ray R.; Beeton, Beverly
Subject Utah Expedition, 1857-1858; Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Letters
Subject Local Cumming, Elizabeth Wells Randall, 1811-1867; Utah War, 1857-58
Description Letters Elizabeth Cumming wrote to her sisters-in-law describing her adventures accompanying the Utah Expedition from the Missouri River to the Salt Lake Valley in 1857-58.
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 1977
Type Text
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Source The genteel gentile : letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
Language eng
Relation Is Part Of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 8
Coverage 1857-1858
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 25.5 cm x 20.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text and Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .C98
ARK ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5
Topic Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Letters; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 329269
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5

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Title Genteel Gentile, page 020
Description 'Writ ing to th. i Phil adelphia D.uiv E on vv.no aid not have to endu re th r at C T ScoU reported his c amrades' remir us ces abo ut the 1: "The s oldier ¦s tell many tal the har exper ienced la; ;t win ter. For five mo hst hev wei ipt ;lled e upon U ¦n oui ices of flour ar id foi uno =s of fat pork dealt out ;o th e°mei i. When wood ted, the r had t o take ho Id of a wagon-the r jles igh having died cole ¦tj' , aiid they trudged along through Ihi snow, pulling with one hand,' and carrying iheir rifles in th other. Hero would be scon an infantry wagon, there ^ii artillery wagon; nere came a dva^'oor iv^j^on, ana there on belonging to the mounted rifles; the men dressed in full uniform and armed to the teeth And this was the routine of soldier's life at Camp Scott." Langley, To Utah with Ihe Drwom. P- 72. 2The any of s t. produced i both sides of the so-called Uta VVV.r. Ihe following is a Mormon accouiv.. "During these trying circumstances in She army, President Young sent some sail which they needed very much. One of the sacks of salt which was sent, however, was lost, and later picked up by a traveler who sold it to merchants for twenty dollars. They in turn sold it to the soldiers for two hundred dollars. Hen Simons, a Cherokee, took <o tiu. army nine mi'id red pouiids" oi salt, wmeh ne sold toi two cLOila'j ar d and fifty dollar's. He sold Them service berries for one dollar a pound. It will be seen that Ehe expedition iv^ boco;n:ng a very expensive piece of folly." Wilford Woodruff, Wi'toni \\::;-<,ir.if<. R'Mrtf. P'.,!.<,\>:f n,f thi.- Ck;uJi J iua. On'.! e\ l,il'..-i day <;,iitl!-, i-i^l^ • ,V Uk >.:j< ,wJ LApk.... prepared for publication by Matthias F. Cowley (Salt L.ike City. Deserel News, 190L"i), p 393. interest to us, that I could not describe our situation & prospects at all without telling "all about" them] They are limited in both quantity & variety. A most rigid economy in their distribution is necessarily observed, to give us some assurance of being fed till Spring but the food is wholesome enough, and that is the grand point. We have no milk, eggs, butter, lard, nor the thousand & one articles in daily use in a household. We have no salt-that is a deprivation to many? We (ourselves) have about a quart left of our journey salt, but many have had none for a long time, except some that I will tell you about. The stores of provisions here consist of- Bacon-& a few hams, % lbs of bacon Beef-we are killing the poor lean am mals & drying the meat-only eating the fore quarters at present. Flour-a very limited quantity, issued in half rations only. Rice-we use our own Dissecated vegetables a very small quantity, eight 4 inch squares, half an inch thick are called 50 rations. So they can be procured only in quantities sufficient to thicken soup. Vinegar & pickles Candles-officer's ration 3 candles per month. Molasses-one gallon is called 100 rations & issued accordingly. 20
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Source The genteel gentile : letters of Elizabeth Cumming, 1857-1858
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-15
Date Modified 2005-04-15
ID 329180
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xs5tn5/329180