Richard F. Burton

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  • Page 7

    Part of Letter to Walter Murray Gibson, 7 September 1860

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    4 to the world; if they differ as widely upon other subjects as they do upon Mormonism. I would have supposed that if an Editor in any part of the states had made such a statement at this advanced stage of Mormonism that he would have been considered a fit subject for an insane asylum, for that old Spaulding story has been fully exploded for the last twenty years, and I consider the author of that contribution either consummately ignorant or wilfully wicked in presenting such a statement as authentic. Concerning utah affairs I will say all is ...
  • Page 69

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    August 30, 1860 ~ Thursday Aug 30, ^1860^ I spent the day the forenoon in the office compiling History the afternoon I spent at home I was visited by Father [blank] Smith & his daughter Sister Whitney wife of Bishop Whitney Father Smith was 80 year of age was Born & had spent his life in Connecticut had been in the Church near 30 years. He visited my garden, took supper with me and returned home ...
    Dates:
    August 30, 1860 August 31, 1860
  • Page 70

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    31 ^1860^ Lakes in Central Africa He went all around the large lake 250 miles long about 100 wide He found mud fish 6 feet long with- out scales. He found Eels. He found large flocks of sea guls the lake was 700 miles from the sea He tried to sounded 400 feet without any bottom. there was no visible outlet to it, though there were several large streams runing into it. the water was not salt this lake was surroounded with High Bluffs. He visited another Lake about ...
    Dates:
    August 31, 1860
  • Page 72

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    Sept 2 ^1860^ learn more of the work of God and I would advise you to spop [stop] in this City for a while & hear the Presidency preach but I exp[ec]t you will soon be scattered all over the country, we have some of the worst men in the world among us and some of the best men I know this work to be of God. Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God & he Esstablished this work in these vallies of the mountioin He bore ...
    Dates:
    September 2, 1860 September 3, 1860
  • Page 73

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    Aug 3 ^1860^ garden & premises Blacksmith shop &c He then visited the Historians office G A. Smith gave him an outline of the Mormon war with the United States & a history of affairs for the Last 5 years in Utah he is writing & publishing Extensively he is a free noble minded man he has traveled so etensively that he has cast of[f] that cloak of prejudice and superstition which most men have against all who do not embrace ther own ...
    Dates:
    August 3, 1860 September 4, 1860
  • Page 244

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    December 22, 1862 ~ Monday Dec 22, 1862 I was quite poorly this morning. I met with the Twelve at the theater this morning. I spent the day mostly at home December 23, 1862 ~ Tuesday 23d I met with the Legislative Council at 1 oclok we did but little [FIGURE] Business. I wrote 2 letters One to Azmon Woodruff & one to I F Carter December 24, 1862 ~ Wednesday 24 I met with the council in the afternoon. We soon ...
    Dates:
    December 22, 1862 December 23, 1862 December 24, 1862 December 25, 1862 December 26, 1862 December 27, 1862 December 28, 1862 December 29, 1862 December 30, 1862 December 31, 1862