Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Nauvoo Legion Reserve

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Like the U.S. military, the Nauvoo Legion also had a reserve. What comprised this reserve?
a.                  Older, more mature men
b.                  Full time farmers, part time soldiers
c.                   Boys eight years old and older
d.                  Missionaries   
Yesterday’s answer:
A.      Money
From the life of William Hainey Hickenlooper:   In the year 1842, William paid a visit to Nauvoo, purchased a lot, and had a house built on it. Here he first saw the Prophet Joseph Smith. One day the Prophet met him and said, “You’re the man I want to see. I want some money to send up the river for lumber for the Temple.” William loaned the amount desired, which was all he had with him, and went off wondering how the Prophet knew he had any money. Some of the people tried to discourage him, saying he would never get it back, but it was returned according to agreement. 
Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 609.

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