Editorial Procedures

Andrew Jenson wrote some of his field notes on previously used paper. Many sheets contain entries for an index to volumes five through eight of Jenson’s Historical Record (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson, 1885-1889). During his massacre-related interviews, Jenson, who did not know shorthand, wrote fast in order to capture as much information as he could. In so doing, he typically left off the ending e‘s in words. We have silently added these characters. He also frequently left off the letter y in writing the word they. We have inserted the y‘s in square brackets. We have also selectively added other characters in square brackets to help clarify word meanings.

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