Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bizarre and Humorous Press

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While Thomas Bullock was on a mission to England from 1856 to 1858 he states that he read a British newspaper describing the events surrounding the Utah War (Johnston’s army). What did the British press say the Mormons dressed up as and killed 500 U. S. soldiers?

A)                 Gold seekers

B)                 Indians

C)                 Cowboys

D)                 The Mormon Battalion

Yesterday’s answer:


Even when the Saints were first in the Valley, ministers from other faiths were permitted to preach. The following from the journal of Eliza Lyman on September 16th, 1849:

Attended meeting. Heard a discourse from the Reverend Mr. Marble an emigrant.

Kenneth W. Godfrey, Audrey M. Godfrey, and Jill Mulvay Derr, Women’s Voices: An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 257.

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