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Collection Reference Number GLC04194.33
From Archive Folder John Moore Collection 
Title John Moore to Mary Kelly with an update on westward emigration and the quality of the lands in which he was camped
Date 22 August 1860
Author Moore, John (1826-1907)  
Recipient Kelly, Mary Moore  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports that there have been "no Indian troubles" around Fort Hall yet, and that the emigration is nearly over. Estimates 3,000 people have passed over the road near him and "probably twice that number over the road through Salt Lake and Camp Floyd." The river that runs through the camp is beautiful and full of fish. Mentions fishing on the Snake River, and music and readings among the troops. Moore is studying medicine and expects to undergo his second examination when he returns.
Subjects American Indian History  Westward Expansion  Frontiers and Exploration  Military History  Immigration and Migration  Gold Rush  Wildlife  Geography and Natural History  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Health and Medical  Education  
People Moore, John (1826-1907)  Kelly, Mary Moore (ca. 1819-1899)  
Place written Fort Hall, Oregon
Theme Westward Expansion; Native Americans; Health & Medicine; Education; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Moore was an army surgeon on duty during the Utah War, 1857-1861. Kelly was Moore's sister.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859