Saturday, August 26, 2017

Not Knowing Why

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On February 5, 1881, missionary John Thorup heard a voice telling him three times to take the train to the east, why?
a.                  He had just come from the east and forgot his scriptures
b.                  To perform two ordinances
c.                   He hadn’t finished his preaching in his previous area
d.                  It was time to go home
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  His father defended Joseph Smith during his first public trial
The new officers appointed were: governor, James Duane Doty [fifth governor of Utah], who was in the Territory as superintendent of Indian affairs; secretary, Amos Reed, son of John Reed, of Colesville , Broom County, New York, who, in the summer of  1830 defended the Prophet Joseph Smith at his trial in that place; chief justice, John Titus, of Pennsylvania.
Amos Reid was named secretary to Governor James Duane Doty in the summer of 1863. Governor Doty died June 13, 1865, and the new governor did not arrive in Salt Lake City till September 30, 1865. In 1866 the legislative body then in session passed the following resolution of appreciation: That Amos Reid is justly entitled to our thanks for his courteous bearing and liberal spirit exhibited in the discharge of his official duties.

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1996) Vol. 7, 113, 116.

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