Thomas Leiper Kane

Thomas Leiper Kane (1822-1883) was born 27 Jan. 1822 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Kintzing Kane and Jane Du Val Leiper. He married Elizabeth Denniustoun Wood on 21 Apr. 1853. He corresponded with Wilford Woodruff and other church leaders to facilitate the Saints' migration West with the cooperation of the U.S. government, he mediated communications during the Utah War, and he later contrubted to Utah's success at obtaining statehood. He died 26 Dec. 1883 in Philadelphia.

Footnotes

Thomas Leiper Kane (K8K9-SZ8), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Apr 2022). Thomas Leiper Kane, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/thomas-leiper-kane, accessed 30 Apr. 2022). "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Apr. 2022); Thomas Leiper Kane, 6 Jun. 1828, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, p. 279; citing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, “Pennsylvania, various records : Greens and Browns collection,” image 284/326; DGS 102471188. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Apr. 2022); Gel. Thomas L. Kane, 26 Dec. 1883, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; citing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bureau of Health, “Registration of deaths, 1803-1903; arranged by year and cemetery,” image 758/1324; DGS 4058724. Tunis Garret Bergen, ed., Genealogies of the State of New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, vol. III, Long Island ed. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915), p. 1156; digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com, accessed 30 Apr. 2022).

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  • Page 240

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    in this way untill He could read and repeat a whole Newspaper Advertisements & all November 29, 1849 ~ Thursday 289 I walked up to Br. ^Thomas^ Manoheys Fair Hill Cissel Co Maryland back to Fellens rode to Brother Stagemans Preached to the people rode to Fellens & spent the night 8 miles November 30, 1849 ~ Friday 30th I took cars rode to wilmington Del & spent the evening with A few friends in ...
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    November 29, 1849 November 30, 1849 December 1, 1849 December 2, 1849 December 3, 1849
  • Page 241

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    floor on top makes the weight suspended over each room about 350 tons. The stairways are situated in the fore corners of the building the spaces Allotted to them being each 22 feet 6 inch wide & 26 feet 6 inch long they are all composed of white marble And are 5 feet 3 inch in width with two landings or quarter paces in each story the plan on which they are constructed is that of Geometrical stairs having one end of each step secured in the wall & one edge resting on the step below. All ...
  • Page 242

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    December 4, 1849 ~ Tuesday 4th [FIGURE] I wrote 3 letters One to Mrs Woodruff, one to Col Kane one to Dr J. M. Bernhisel. I took cars rode to Beverly & spent the night with Br Flagg 30 m December 5, 1849 ~ Wednesday 5th [FIGURE] I wrote A letter to J. M. Bernhisel I took cars to Boardentown & stage to New Egypt & spent the night ...
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    December 4, 1849 December 5, 1849 December 6, 1849 December 7, 1849 December 8, 1849 December 9, 1849 December 10, 1849 December 11, 1849 December 12, 1849 December 13, 1849 December 14, 1849
  • Page 250

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    Views of Col. Thomas L. Kane on a Government for Deseret Nov 26th 1849 In company with Dr J. M. Bernhisel I called upon Col Kane to have an interview with him In Relation to Petitioning Congress for the reception of the State of Deseret into the Union The following is a synopsis of the conversation of Col Kane You must not commit yourselves to any party but keep a close mouth with all parties and the utmost discreet and wise course must be pursued in order to ...
  • Page 251

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    The following remarks were made By Col Kane to W Woodruff Dec 4th 1849 Col Kane remarked You are better without any Government from the hands of Congress than a Territorial Goverment. The Political intreagues of Government Officers will be against you. You can govern yourselves better than they can govern you. I would prefer to see you withdraw the Bill than to have a Territorial Government for if you are defeated in the State Government you can fall upon it again at another session if you are not a Territorial Government but ...
  • Page 259

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    January 12, 1850 ~ Saturday Jan 12th 1850 [FIGURE] I wrote 7 letter to J. Livingston, J. Luce T. Cartwright D. Turner, S. Wells D. Carter and J. Townsend I recieved two letter from [FIGURE] S. Wells & S. Tuttle January 13, 1850 ~ Sunday 13th Sunday I Preached in Cambridgeport January 14, 1850 ~ Monday 14th [FIGURES] I ...
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    January 24, 1849 January 12, 1850 January 13, 1850 January 14, 1850 January 15, 1850 January 16, 1850 January 17, 1850 January 18, 1850 January 19, 1850 January 20, 1850 January 21, 1850 January 22, 1850 January 23, 1850 January 25, 1850 January 26, 1850 January 27, 1850 January 28, 1850 January 29, 1850
  • Page 291

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    October 24, 1850 ~ Thursday 24th I went into the Bigfield to see some Hay of Mr Vancotts October 25, 1850 ~ Friday 25th I went into the Bigfield & drew 4 loads of Hay home October 26, 1850 ~ Saturday 26th I spent most of the day at Home labouring at October 27, 1850 ~ Sunday 27th Sunday In the fore part of the day I attended meeting at the Bowery G A Smith addressed the meeting & ...
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    October 24, 1850 October 25, 1850 October 26, 1850 October 27, 1850 October 28, 1850 October 29, 1850 October 30, 1850 October 31, 1850 November 1, 1850 November 2, 1850 November 3, 1850 November 4, 1850 November 9, 1850 November 10, 1850
  • Page 329

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    then learn to be contented and you will be happy dont complain because you are not God, Jesus Christ, an Angel, Joseph, Brigham a man, a woman a Father a Mother, a son a daughter or any thing els but be contented with the lot in which God has placed you then you will be happy & blessed. The Blacks cannot take the curse off themselves untill God takes it off make all men saints & they will treat each other well. So the Laman- ites are cursed but is ...
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    July 7, 1851 July 12, 1851 July 13, 1851 July 14, 1851 July 15, 1851 July 16, 1851 July 19, 1851 July 20, 1851
  • Page 32

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    April 14, 1847 ~ Wednesday 14th After getting all things in readiness to leave I called my family together & blessed my wife & childrens and left them in the hands of the Lord. I bid farew ell to father Woodruff & family and all around me & took my leave of winter quarters & in company with Elders O Pratt, Lyman G. A. Smith E. Snow & others we again ...
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    April 14, 1847 April 15, 1847 April 16, 1847 April 17, 1847
  • Page 34

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    It is the most singular river I ever beheld. it is from a quarter to half a mile wide & its shores & bed one universall body of quick sand it is a rapid stream yet many places a person can wade across it frequently nearly the whole bed of the river is covered with but few inches of water & at other places it is deep & rapid not withstanding it is quick sand horses & cattle can walk down to edge of the river & drink like ...
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    April 19, 1847