Saturday, January 28, 2017

Prepping for the Mob

When word arrived in Sept. 1844 that a mob was descending on Nauvoo, the temple bell rung indicating that the Saints were to prepare and mobilize. What was one of the actions the Mormons put in place to protect Nauvoo?
a.                  Set up anti-aircraft guns
b.                  Set an ambush
c.                   Like Moroni, surround the city in a dirt embankment
d.                  Plant land mines
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                  At Church only
From the journal of Mosiah Hancock:   On April 9 [1841], my Uncle Alvin presented me with a pair of shoes, which I dared not wear except on Sundays. On Sundays I tucked the shoes under my arm and started for meeting, slipping them on just before I arrived there. After meeting was out, I would take them off and walk home in my bare feet. They were so roomy that I kept them in good condition for three years, then turned them over to my brother Francis Marion. I hadn’t even dared to wear the shoes while cutting wood, for fear of cutting them.

Lesson Committee, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1995), 6:200.

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