Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Size of the Fort

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When members of the Mormon Battalion first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, they discovered the Saints living in a fort that enclosed how much land?
a.                  10 acres
b.                  110 acres
c.                   50 acres
d.                  550 acres
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Accepted a mission call
From the life of Orson Ferguson Whitney:   I had attained my twenty-first year, when, in October, 1876, I was called upon my first mission—the one mentioned. Though poorly prepared to preach, I had faith enough to accept the call, and having been ordained a Seventy, I departed for my field of labor. As an instance of the overruling providence of God, I will state that my mother, finding it impossible to dissuade me from going upon the stage, had promised me that if she could sell a certain piece of land, she would let me have enough money to take me to the city of New York, where I hoped to begin my theatrical career. Every effort was made to dispose of the property, without avail; but no sooner had I signified my intention to accept the call for a mission, than the land was sold, and out of the proceeds my expenses were paid to the State of Pennsylvania, my first ministerial field.”

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1,  676.

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