Friday, November 3, 2017

Feeling the Guilt

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Non-Mormon Robert Patrick said he felt instant remorse the second he spoke disrespectfully of who to his mother?
a.                  The Mormons
b.                  The Mormon Elders
c.                   Joseph Smith
d.                  The Book of Mormon
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  Members of the Mormon Battalion opening up the California gold fields
It is detracting nothing from Captain Sutter or his partner, Mr. Marshall, to say that although the latter was the “lucky man” in making the first discovery of gold, the uncovering of the precious metal was the result of the labor of a portion of the members of the Mormon Battalion; hence it may very properly be said that “Mormon labor” opened up and developed the greatest resources of our nation’s wealth. The Mormon discharged soldiers “shook the bush,” and friend Marshall unexpectedly “caught the bird.” Like most great and useful discoveries, this was unexpected and probably unthought of and from a mere human standpoint was purely accidental. To the author (Tyler), however, the hand of an all-wise providence is plainly visible in it.

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1997), 8: 178.

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