Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ogden’s Agricultural Yield

When Brigham Young asked what the yield of grain was on agricultural land in the Ogden area, what was the response?
a.                  100 bushels to the acre
b.                  50 bushels to the acre
c.                   100 bushels of crickets and 50 bushels of mosquitos
d.                  What’s a yield?
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  He ruled on the side of the banker
One of the most influential of the Bishops of the Southern settlements got many thousand dollars into the debt of Joseph Nounnan, a Salt Lake banker; and such as Mr. Nounnan’s confident in the ecclesiastical court, over which Daniel Spencer presided, that he brought suit against the Bishop in that court in preference to going to law. The trial occupied one hour and a half, when decision was rendered that the Bishop should pay the full amount within twenty-eight days, or be suspended from his Bishopric. At the close the banker tendered his thanks to the court and offered a liberal pecuniary present to the members, which was declined, for suits in this court were without costs.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) 1:289.

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