Thursday, October 17, 2013

Just another Way of saying it




Original Quorum of the Twelve

Which of the men listed below held the position of Counselor to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles?

a.      Thomas S. Monson

b.      Brigham Young

c.       Daniel Wells

d.      Spencer W. Kimball

Yesterday’s answer:

a.        Mexico

The following is in reference to the Mormon colonization of Mexico:   All were waiting for land to be purchased upon which they [the Mormons] might move. Additional companies were arriving every day, and anticipation ran high at the prospects of the happy homes that soil and sky promised them, when notice was received from the governor of the state for every one of them to leave the country at once. The Jefe Politico of Casas Grandes had been instructed by the governor to convey the order to the colonists and to enforce it.

The Mexicans as well as the Mormons rose up in protest against the action, and the Jefe Politico was persuaded to give a respite of fifteen days. Petitions were thereupon drawn up and signed by both parties and forwarded to the governor and also to the president of the republic. Confident in their right to protection, those of the Mormons who had gardens growing went on attending to them as if nothing had happened. So vigorous were the efforts of the petitioners that orders were received from President Porfirio Diaz on the last day of the fifteen for the governor to allow the Mormons to remain at least until their crops were gathered. But persisting for some cause in his determination that the Mormons must go, the governor, before his term had expired, was removed from office.

Chronicles of Courage, comp. by Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1992), 3:16.

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