Monday, August 21, 2017

His Guardian Angel

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1867 pioneer, John Hansen stated that he was visited by his Guardian Angel. Who was his angel?
a.                  His mom
b.                  His dad
c.                   His son
d.                  His wife
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Abraham Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln, who took the oath of office March 4, 1861, was regarded as a friend by the Utah people. When asked as to the policy he proposed pursuing in relation to the Saints, he replied: “I propose to let them alone,” illustrating his ideas by comparing the Mormon question to a knotty, green hemlock log on a newly cleared frontier farm. The log being too heavy to remove, too knotty to split, and too wet to burn, he proposed, like a wise farmer, to “plow around it.” It has been said that the appointments President Lincoln made for Utah Territory were designed by him to conciliate ex-Governor Young and the Mormons at the outbreak of the Civil War. However that may be, it is acknowledged that he was consistently considerate of the people in the territory, notwithstanding the fact that his political party was anti-Mormon in its views.

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1996) Vol. 7, 109.

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