Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Trading with the Soldiers

What did pioneer James Ririe trade with the soldiers that his wife had made?
A) Sego Lily pie’s
B) Peach pie’s
C) Watermelon pie’s
D) Thistle root pie’s

Yesterday’s answer:
(B) To never make a compromise with any of the sons of hell.
I saw the Prophet and the rest when they departed from Nauvoo for the last time; and I went out to meet their martyred bodies when they were brought from Carthage with Apostle John Taylor, who was himself so badly wounded that he could not stir. There were many of the Saints who went out to meet them, and their hearts were full of sorrow. I went to see those noble martyrs after they were laid out in the mansion. Their heads were placed to the north. As we came in at the door, we came to the feet of the Prophet Joseph, then passed up by his left side and around his head, then down by his right side. Next we turned to the right and came to the feet of Hyrum, then up by his left side and around his head and down by his right side; then we filed out of the other door. So the great stream of people continued until the Saints all had the privilege of taking their last look at the martyred bodies.
After the people had gone home, my father took me again into the mansion and told me to place one hand on Joseph's breast and to raise my other arm and swear with hand uplifted that I would never make a compromise with any of the sons of Hell. Which vow I took with a determination to fulfill to the very letter. I took the same vow with Hyrum.
Autobiography of Mosiah Hancock, Typescript, BYU-S; htpp://www.boap.org/
Additional interesting information:
This next story is where Levi and Mosiah may have come in contact with “the sons of hell,” surprisingly though, within the Church.
It’s sad enough that Levi Hancock had his property stolen from him on a few occasions during the Missouri and Nauvoo years of the Church. This next incident would definitely have added salt to the wound:
   In 1856 he consecrated his property to the church, as he supposed the circumstances were on this, wise. He and I were down from Payson and Bishop Raleigh got the consecration deeds up, and he said to father one morning, "Brother Levi", `If you are ready to consecrate your property to the nineteenth ward now is the time.' "All right," said father. So we went over to Bishop Raleigh's residence with my uncle Samuel Alger and myself as witnesses. When we got there Raleigh said, "Brother Levi, I haven't had time to make out these deeds in full, but you put your name here and Brother Alger and Brother Mosiah put your names here," which we did. Now we were required to consecrate to Brigham Young, he being trustee for the Church. We supposed it would be filled out in his name. Some few years after we found out that the Government took it in hand to see that things were restored to their right owners. We found that the deeds had been made out to another person by the name of Thomas White for $1.50 (one dollar and fifty cents). I inquired into the affair and found by Mr. White that he had paid Mr. Raleigh sixteen hundred dollars and fifty cents for the premises. While we were toiling to build up the kingdom, those whom we had calculated as brethren were sucking our life's blood from us and taking upon themselves of Mr. so and so after the gentiles fashion. These and other things were too much for my brothers and they left the Church. The gentile mobbers had been hard on us, but the climax of exquisite grief came by the horrible profidity of those who we thought were our Brethren.

Autobiography of Mosiah Hancock, Typescript, BYU-S; http://www.boap.org/

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