Monday, February 19, 2018

It was Assumed of the Council of Fifty

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What was assumed about the Council of Fifty?
a.                  That their only role was to find settlement for the Saints in some far off place to the west
b.                  That they would serve as Joseph Smith’s cabinet if elected to U.S. President
c.                   That they would unite the western native tribes in a war against the states
d.                  That they would form the government of Deseret and secede from the United States   
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   That they in turn feed someone
From the life of Martha Hansen:   She was a remarkable woman of very strong character, and in early days was often termed the “Good Samaritan,” as her house was always open to hungry and weary emigrants or travelers. Her house was a typical country hotel, except that she never was known to make any charge. And when the appreciative traveler, whether stranger of acquaintance, would ask what the bill was for such royal good treatment, she would invariable answer with a pleasing and welcome smile, “Always care for those in need as I have cared for you and thus your bill will be paid in full.”
Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3: 9.

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