Monday, April 18, 2016

Called to Speak

L. John Nuttal (Secretary to President Taylor) was called upon to speak at a time when one wouldn’t expect a speaker at the pulpit during a sacrament meeting. When was he asked to speak?
a.   While the sacrament was being passed
b.   Prior to the opening prayer
c.   After the closing prayer
d.   Between the closing hymn, but before the closing prayer
Yesterday’s answer:
c.   120 tons
Again, from the journal of Robert Lemming Fishburn of April 21, 1880:
. . . . About nine o’clock this morning I was informed we were making sixteen miles an hour.
He’s referring to the steam ship he was sailing on. Basically they travelled four to eight miles an hour faster than the old sailing ships.
Chronicles of Courage, Compiled by Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1991), 222.

On April 22, 1880, Elder Fishburn indicates how much coal it takes in a 24 hour period to move a ship at this speed:
. . . . I have learned today that our steamer consumes 120 tons of coal every 24 hours.

Chronicles of Courage, Compiled by Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1991), 222.

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