Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Teaching Us Honesty

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When the Saints first entered the valley, the Indian Agent, a Mr. Smith, stated that who could teach the American people honesty?
a.                  Brigham Young
b.                  The Relief Society
c.                   The Fur trappers
d.                  The Natives
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  Heavenly Father
Referring to the Mormon Battalion, the following from Sergeant Major James Ferguson:   While we were marching down this river, a scene occurred which, while it afforded amusement to some and suffering to others, manifested the kind watch-care of our Heavenly Father. Our beeves had dwindled down to a few sickly skeletons. Our camp was threatened with scurvy, may attacked with diarrhea, and there seemed no hope for us. Surprised, and some of them wounded by our hunters, a heard of wild cattle made their appearance on all sides of us. Some, more furious than the rest, made a dash at our train. One pitched a poor fellow into the air, severely wounding him. Another tossed a mule on its horns and tore his entrails; while another lifted a wagon out of its track. Now we had fresh meat.

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1997), 8: 161.

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