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Moore, John (1826-1907) to Mary Kelly

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04194.12 Author/Creator: Moore, John (1826-1907) Place Written: Camp Floyd, Utah Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 February 1859 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22.9 x 17.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Moore comments on local places of leisure: the theater is drawing full houses, and there are two billiard saloons and fifteen or twenty gambling houses. Mentions that "knives and pistols are freely used," and that the town helps advance surgical knowledge.

Background Information: Moore was an army surgeon on duty during the Utah War, 1857-1861. Kelly was Moore's sister.

People: Moore, John,1826-1907
Kelly, Mary Moore, ca. 1819-1899

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ReligionMilitary HistoryFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionMormonsGamblingArt, Music, Theater, and FilmWeaponryInjury or WoundHealth and MedicalMormon War

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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