Sunday, October 22, 2017

Escheatment

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When the U.S. government escheated the property of the church for its continual practice of polygamy, what did the Saints stop doing?
a.                  Attending their meetings
b.                  Raising the flag
c.                   Home and Visiting Teaching
d.                  Paying tithing
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  14
From the life of Azariah Smith:   Azariah Smith, Company B, was the first recruit in the Mormon Battalion. He was just a boy about fourteen years old, probably the youngest in the Battalion. He had a drum and he could play it. When Brigham Young decided to talk to the men at Winter Quarters to induce them to enlist, he called for a drummer. Azariah responded at once with his drum. Brigham started walking through the camp followed by young Smith beating a roll for all he was worth. When a crowd was mustered, [Brigham Young] appealed for volunteers. That day eighteen volunteers enlisted, and Drummer Boy Smith was the first.

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1997), 8: 183.

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