Monday, March 3, 2014

“We are right if we do right”

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Choose the Right
During the 1870’s, pioneer John Picknell made the above observation. What was he referring to?

a.      The members attitude towards the Church

b.      The members attitude towards Brigham Young

c.       The members attitude towards the United Order

d.      The members attitude towards Polygamy

Yesterdays answer:

D   Lewis Bidamon (The man Emma Smith married after Joseph died)

Emma and her new husband, Lewis Bidamon profited handsomely from tours of Nauvoo. Nevertheless, once the temple burned in 1848 the couple’s salary was drastically cut to what Lewis describes as, “one-fourth the custom (this refers to business) it previously had.” It’s also interesting to note that at the time of the Nauvoo Temple fire that Lewis worked hard at trying to put it out, but to no avail.

Berrett, William E. and Alma P. Burton, Readings in L.D.S. Church History 3 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1955), 2:87.

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