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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    Part of Letter to Thomas Leiper Kane and John Milton Bernhisel, 8 December 1849

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    New York Dec 8th—49 Col Kane Dear Sir I have just ar[ri]ved in this city and recived your Note together with Dr Bernhisels Letter who are direct from him to me. I wrote to him the evening I ^last^ saw you also sent him another the next day requsting him to take the word Territory out of the petition before it was presented at Washington also remarked that I would rather the bill would be withdrawn than to recieve a Territory ...
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    December 8, 1849
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    Part of Letter to Thomas Leiper Kane and John Milton Bernhisel, 8 December 1849

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    [sideways text] Copy of A Letter to Col Kane & Dr John M Bernhisel
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    Part of Letter to Thomas Leiper Kane and John Milton Bernhisel, 8 December 1849

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    New York Dec 8th–49 Brother Bernhisel Dear Sir I have just ar[ri]ved in this City & obtained your Letters, you will of course follow the instructions you have recved from Head quarters if you fail in a State & go in for a Territory as the last resort I think that every exhertion in any power should be made to get our own officers elected say Brigham Youg [illegible] Governor & go down according to theirs appointment as far as ...
  • Page 227

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    June 26, 1857 ~ Friday 26th I called upon the president in the morning I spent the day in the office June 27, 1857 ~ Saturday 27th I wrote a Letter to Brother Robert H. Porter & to the Rush valley Branch of the Church signed by O Hyde W Woodruff & F D Richards. The Nauvoo Legion came out to day G A Smith A Lyman & ...
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    June 26, 1857 June 27, 1857 June 28, 1857 June 29, 1857
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    February 21, 1858 ~ Sunday 21st Febuary 1858 Sunday I attended the meeting at the Tabernacle all day G.D. Grant D H. Wells and G A Smith preached in the forenoon W Woodruff and O Pratt in the afternoon. I attended the prayer circle O Pratt Prayed and G A Smith was mouth President Young proposed sending some men into the desert to look out habitations for this people and to plant some grain He ...
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    February 21, 1858 February 22, 1858 February 23, 1858 February 24, 1858 February 25, 1858
  • Page 295

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    Feb 25 you most fully and definately the feelings and views of the citizens of our common Country and of the feelings of the execative towards you relating to the present position of officers of this territory and the armey of the United States now upon yor Borders and after giving you the most satisfactory evidences in relation to matters concerning you now pending I shall then call your attention and wish to enlist your sympathies in behalf of the poor soldiers who are now suffering in the cold & snows of ...
  • Page 296

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    Feb 25 President Young remarked I know to take this life as it is and as men make it it does not appear worth living in but I well tell you that when you see things as they are you will find life is worth preserving and blessings will follow our living in this life if we do right. Now if God should say I will let you live in this world without any pain or sorrow we might feel life was worth living for but this is not in the economy ...
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    February 26, 1858 February 27, 1858
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    Feb 27 affairs also the travels of Dr Kane in the polar regions the world did not [know] his sufferings in that land he had a mad lunitic compani[on] to deal with and came near starving to death even he killed poor skeleton rats and sucked their blood to keep him alive He spoak of his death he suffered much in the last hours the world lost an valuable man at his death he had a knowledge of many things which would be valuable to the world that died with him ...
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    February 28, 1858 March 1, 1858 March 2, 1858
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    March 3, 1858 ~ Wednesday March 3rd I spent most of the day in the Endowment House we gave Endowments to 53. My Men commenced gardning to day March 4, 1858 ~ Thursday 4th [FIGURES] I wrote a lengthy communication to Col T. L. Kane giving a reason of our hope and faith and the cause of ofur defending ourselves in these vallies of the mountains it contained 6 pages of fools cap I spent most of the day in the
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    March 3, 1858 March 4, 1858 March 5, 1858 March 6, 1858 March 7, 1858 March 8, 1858 March 9, 1858 March 10, 1858
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    March 25, 1858 ~ Thursday March 25 I sent about 870 bushels of wheat to E. T. Bensons Mill I had an interview with Porter and he came over to settle his rush valley difficulty I then went to the office and spent the day packing up office matters. I was vary weary at night we had a hard snow storm in the evening March 26, 1858 ~ Friday 26th I felt unwell this morning I packed up a Box of ...
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    March 25, 1858 March 26, 1858 March 27, 1858 March 28, 1858 March 29, 1858 March 30, 1858 March 31, 1858 April 1, 1858 April 2, 1858 April 3, 1858 April 4, 1858 April 5, 1858 April 6, 1858