Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Providing Heavenly Direction

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Brigham sees Joseph Smith in vision

Brigham Young tells of a time when at Winter Quarters he saw Joseph Smith in a dream. It was during this dream that Joseph instructed Brigham the best way to travel to the Great Salt Lake Valley. Apparently, Brigham saw another person during this same dream. Who was that other person?

a.      Lucy Mack Smith

b.      Emma Smith

c.       Hyrum Smith

d.      Joseph Knight

Yesterday’s answer:

C   The families of the town

In Tooele “the first public house was built in 1854,” John Alexander Bevan recalled. He also described its lack of amenities: “It was built 28 ft. long by 18 feet wide, a log-house with a dirt roof. A fireplace in each end stood lengthwise, north and south, facing the east. There was one small door, and two small windows in front. The chimneys were built of adobe. The fireplaces were large, so that the wood could be stood up in them endways, and make a big fire to give both heat and light. The head of each family made a bench for his family to sit on. These benches were usually made of slabs, with four legs put in on the round side of the slab. . . . Besides the fire for light, they had tallow candles, home-made, and each family was supposed to furnish a candle. The house was used for all purposes, both religious and otherwise. It was the schoolhouse, the meeting house, and the amusement hall. It had a pulpit on the west side near the center. This pulpit, or stand, was about large enough to hold three men.”

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 254.

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