Even though the extermination order had been issued by Missouri Governor Boggs, how many times did Brigham Young return to Missouri to help those Saints in need out of the State?
a. Cleaning the baby by licking it
Julia Pratt did not remember her trek across the plains, as she was only a small infant at the time. She was born in a wagon box at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, on April 1, 1847, when the Latter-day Saints were camped there after their exodus from Nauvoo. She weighed only four and one-half pounds at birth. Julia’s mother, Sarah Houston Pratt, had married Parley P. Pratt as a plural wife in Nauvoo, Illinois, on October 15, 1845. Julia was the eldest of three children born to this family.
Some interesting family traditions are told about Julia’s journey across the plains. Parley would often tie his horse to the wagon and climb into play with baby Julia, visit his wife, and rest. One day a pail of milk tipped over, spilling milk all over the baby. When Sarah heard Julia’s screams, she stopped the wagon. Just them, Parley rode up and rescued the dripping baby. Holding Julia out in front of him with milk and cream all over her, he grinned and said, “Don’t you think we ought to lick her clean?” On one occasion there was a stampede, and the wagon in which little Julia and her mother were riding was overturned. The baby was thrown out among the supplies. She was found lying unharmed between two sacks of flour.
Lesson Committee, Museum Memories (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 2009), 19-20.