Monday, October 9, 2017

Ducking the Polygamy Charge

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B. H. Roberts
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In 1887 B. H. Roberts was charge with violation of the Edmund’s law (polygamy). He paid the bond and then did what to avoid the court case?
a.                  Went underground
b.                  Fled to Canada
c.                   Fled to Mexico
d.                  Was called on a mission
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  He served as his father’s servant, since his father was an officer
a.                  He served as his father’s servant, since his father was an officer
From the life of William Bryan Pace:   I crossed the river with my parents. We travelled on through mud and slush, rain and snow storms, until we reached Council Bluffs. Then came the requisitions from the President of the United States for five hundred men to form a Battalion of Infantry, march west, and be discharged in California to the expiration of one year. Brigham Young called upon my father and others to volunteer, which they did promptly. On the 16th day of July, the now famous Mormon Battalion was mustered into the service of the United States and started for Mexico via Santa Fe. In the organization my father was selected First Lieutenant and was entitled to a servant. He concluded to ask me to fill that position as I was too young to enlist. Thus, I became identified with the Mormon Battalion.
Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1997), 8: 171.
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