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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mormons, (search)
rayers were uttered, chants were sung, and, in the midst of bishops in their sacerdotal robes, the voice of the Seer (Brigham Young) was heard pronouncing the temple dedicated to the service of Almighty God. Over the door was placed this inscriptiod the jail, and the Prophet and his brother were shot dead. Rigdon now aspired to be the leader of the Mormons, but Brigham Young had himself appointed president of the Church, and Rigdon, becoming contumacious, was cast out to be buffeted for 1,0d gather for wanderers who might come after them, the host moved on. Order reigned. To them the voice of their Seer (Brigham Young) was the voice of God. Every ten wagons were under the command of a captain, who obeyed a captain of fifty, and he, to recognize it, but formed a territorial government for their country under the name of Utah (q. v.), and appointed Brigham Young territorial governor. On Aug. 29, 1852, the doctrine of polygamy was openly announced as a divine revelation and a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mountain Meadow massacre. (search)
igation of a Mormon bishop. While the immigrant company were on their way West, the Mormon leaders, among whom were Bishop Dame (who instigated, as Lee claimed, the murder of Laney), George A. Smith (then first counsellor of the Church and Brigham Young's right-hand man), and another Mormon dignitary named Haight, as well as John D. Lee, conspired to massacre the entire party. The saints claimed that immigrants who had passed through Utah en route to California had on several occasions treans and in pits thrown hastily up in their camp. Then it was urged among the Mormon leaders, who held a council of war, that the immigrants be starved out, but the majority were for carrying out orders which were said to have been dictated by Brigham Young himself. It was arranged that there be a flag of truce, the Indians to be kept quiet until this was accomplished. The pilgrims responded to this, and were advised by the Mormons to put away their arms in their wagons and move to another po
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nauvoo, (search)
Nauvoo, A city in Hancock county, Ill., which in 1831 was selected as the gathering-place of the Mormons, but the bulk of the community did not leave Kirtland, O., until 1838. The citizens of Illinois determined to expel these people, and arrested the prophet Joseph Smith in 1844 and carried him to jail, where a mob shot him. Within a few months Brigham Young, his successor, determined to remove the entire community to a site west of the Rocky Mountains. Sixteen thousand Mormons crossed the Mississippi in May, 1846, on their way westward, leaving about 1,000 behind them with instructions to sell the remaining property and join the main body as soon as possible. Nauvoo in 1900 had a population of 1,321. See Mormons.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taylor, John 1808- (search)
Mormon; born in Winthrop, England, Nov. 1, 1808; went to Toronto, Canada, in 1832; was there converted to Mormonism by the preaching of Parley D. Pratt in 1836; was made an apostle in 1838 and settled in Missouri. For twenty years he preached this faith in Great Britain and France and published French and German translations of the Book of Mormon in Europe. In 1852 he returned to the United States, and in April of the next year was present at the laying of the corner-stone of the Temple in Salt Lake City. He was with Joseph Smith when the latter was killed, and was himself shot four times. When Utah applied for admission to the Union he represented that Territory in Congress. In 1877, on the death of Brigham Young, he was elected president of the Church, and in 1880 became head and prophet of the part of the Church which adhered to the doctrine of polygamy. He was indicted for that offence in March, 1885, and in order to avoid arrest he exiled himself. He died July 25, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
335 miles......Aug. 11, 1857 [It was abandoned until the next year.] Brigham Young, governor of Utah, by proclamation forbids any armed force coming into SaltCity and Boston suspend......Oct. 13-14, 1857 President Buchanan removes Brigham Young, and appoints Alfred Cumming, of the United States army, as governor of Utational Commercial Convention meets at Baltimore, Md.......Sept. 26, 1871 Brigham Young arrested in Salt Lake City for polygamy......Oct. 2, 1871 Chicago fire ssage, with report of civil service reform commission......Dec. 19, 1871 Brigham Young arrested in Salt Lake City as implicated in murder of Richard Yates......Jaand the Senate for the first time since 1861 is full......April 24, 1872 Brigham Young taken to Camp Douglas, March 21, and released......April 30, 1872 Duty orom jail in Rio Grande City, Tex., escaping to Mexico......Aug. 12, 1877 Brigham Young, born 1801, dies at Salt Lake City......Aug. 29, 1877 War with the Nez P
Salt Lake in a rubber boat......Sept. 8, 1843 Brigham Young and 142 Mormons, in search of a location for the which met at Salt Lake City, March 4, and chose Brigham Young governor, March 12. First General Assembly conveed by Indians and Mormons......Sept. 11, 1857 Brigham Young by proclamation forbids armed forces to enter Sapersed by federal authority......July 4, 1871 Brigham Young, ordered to be tried for bigamy, escapes......1871 Brigham Young surrenders for trial; proceedings annulled by the Supreme Court......1872 Brigham Young Brigham Young resigns temporal power......April 10, 1873 Brigham Young again indicted for polygamy......October, 1874 ABrigham Young again indicted for polygamy......October, 1874 Adjudged to support one of his wives while she sues for divorce, March; imprisoned in his own house for non-compis shot on the site of it......March 23, 1877 Brigham Young dies......Aug. 29, 1877 School districts form......May 15, 1898 Willard Young, son of President Brigham Young, is appointed by President McKinley colonel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wyoming, (search)
reen River. At the junction of Lead Creek he builds a fort......1832 William Sublette and Robert Campbell erect a fort on Laramie Fork, which they name Fort William, since Fort Laramie.......1834 First emigrant train for Oregon and California crosses Wyoming......1841 Fort Bridger erected on Green River by James Bridger, a famous trapper......1842 Col. J. C. Fremont, with a government exploring expedition, ascends and names Fremont's Peak......1842 Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young, pass Fort Laramie on their way to Great Salt Lake through South Pass......June 1, 1847 Part of Wyoming is included in the territory acquired by the United States from Mexico by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo......Feb. 2, 1848 Fort Laramie transferred to the United States......1849 Fort Bridger sold for $8,000 to the Mormons......1853 Sioux Indian war begins; Lieutenant Grattan and twenty-eight men sent from Fort Laramie to arrest an Indian who had shot a cow of a Mormon emi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Utah, State of (search)
State of Utah, State of Formed a part of the territory acquired from Mexico in 1848. It was settled in 1847 by Mormons, led thither by Brigham Young. They formed an independent government and called it the State of Deseret—the land of the honeybee—in March, 1849. This was superseded by a territorial government, organized by act of Congress, Sept. 9, 1850, under the name of Utah, the name of an Indian tribe. It then contained over 220,000 square miles, embracing portions of what are nowconstitution for the State of Deseret, and application was afterwards frequently made for its admission into the Union. without success till 1896, when it was regularly admitted, with an area of 84,928 square miles. Territorial governors Brigham Youngassumes office1851 Alfred Cummingassumes office1857 John W. Dawsonassumes office1861 Stephen S. Hardingassumes office1862 James Duane Dotyassumes office1863 Charles Durkeeassumes office1865 J. Wilson Shafferassumes office1870 Vernon H.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young, Brigham 1801-1877 (search)
Young, Brigham 1801-1877 Mormon president; born in Whitingham, Vt., June 1, 1801; joined the Mormons at Kirtland, O., in 1832, and by shrewdness and energy soon became influential among them. He was appointed one of the apostles sent out in 1835 to make converts; and on the death of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, in 1844, became its president, prophet, and high-priest. Informing his followers that the region Scene in the Yosemite Valley. of the Great Salt Lake, in mid-continent, was the promised land of the Mormons, they abandoned Nauvoo in 1846, after being cannonaded by exasperated citizens of that region. The following year Brigham Young led a few persons to Great Salt Lake Valley, and in May, 1848, the great body of the Mormons arrived there and founded Salt Lake City. Appointed the first territorial governor of Utah, he Brigham young. assumed a political independence which was offensive to the United States government, and from time to time he ga