Sunday, October 8, 2017

Too Young to Enlist, but Still Associated with the Mormon Battalion

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Even though William Bryan Pace was too young to enlist in the Mormon Battalion, he still travelled with them. How was this possible?
a.                  He served as his father’s servant, since his father was an officer
b.                  He served as the Bugle boy
c.                   He served as a water boy
d.                  He served as a drummer
Yesterday’s answer:
b.   Wilford Woodruff Jr.  
From the life of Wilford Woodruff Jr.:   Although but a child at the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, he remembers well the terrible scenes enacted at the time, and no less does he remember the kindness and affection shown him by the Prophet while his father was fulfilling  a series of missions in the Eastern States. In his journal he writes: “The prophet called often at our home, and I remember well, how he used to play games filled with so many cares, he never forgot a kind word for the children.”

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 616.

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