Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Glue that Held the Church Together

The politicians of the day didn’t give much hope for the church in Utah. In fact, it was stated that the church would crumble when what event happened?
a.                  When Brigham Young died
b.                  When Johnston’s army arrived
c.                   When polygamy was band
d.                  When the church property was confiscated by the government
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   From three dead sheep
From the life of Clarinda Cynthia Hill Beus:   On leaving Winter Quarters to come west, Clarinda’s father, George, and mother, Cynthia, took their departure in a hurry. Cynthia was making cloth, and so she wrapped the warp around the reed and harness and brought them along. Soon after their arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, her father found three dead sheep. He took the wool from them and carried it home. Cynthia washed, greased, carded, and spun it to into cloth. This was the cloth from which the first clothes for her newborn baby were made, and was the first cloth made in the Salt Lake Valley.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Publishing Company, 1994), 5:257.

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