Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hardly a Coincidence

Jacob Spori
Who boarded the same ship (to Constantinople) as Jacob Spori, mission president of the Turkish mission during the 1880’s?
a.                  Brigham Young
b.                  A man he saw in vision that he was to teach the gospel to
c.                   Missionaries in his mission that were just evicted from Turkey
d.                  The Three Nephites
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Lot Smith
Brigham Young told Lot Smith to do all in his power to slow the advancing Johnston’s army. Lot was instructed that he could do anything he wanted except take a life. Lot Smith took Brigham’s direction to heart by burning 74 government supply wagons and “borrowed” 1,400 head of cattle, which were returned the following year. The loss of the supply wagons and their herd of cattle meant that the army could not make it into the Salt Lake Valley that winter but had to retreat to Fort Bridger. A $1,000 reward was offered for his capture.

Dennis D. Flake, “A Study of Mormon Resistance During the Utah War, 1857-58.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1975, 57-73, 124; Charles S. Peterson, “A Mighty Man Was Brother Lot: A Portrait of Lot Smith, Mormon Frontiersman.” Western Historical Quarterly 1 (October 1970), 393-414.

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