Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Charles Dickens Perception of the Saints

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Charles Dickens

What did the famous English author write about the Saints?
a.                  He said they were no different than his character Ebenezer Scrooge
b.                  They were the pick and flower of England
c.                   They were the dregs of Society
d.                  It was England’s loss that they were leaving
Yesterday’s answer:
B.   They wanted to save their shoes for the Salt Lake Valley
From the life of Sarah Ann Clark Bond:   At the age of ten, Sarah Ann was baptized a member of the LDS Church. She attended school until she was sixteen, then set out to work for a doctor tending his two children. She later waited on tables and was a parlor maid for three elderly sisters until she had earned enough money to come to America. She was twenty-four when she sailed on the ship, “Underwriter,” for six weeks. She joined the Saints with the James D. Ross Wagon Company. She preferred to walk barefoot all of the way in order to take both of her trunks on the wagon and to save her shoes for life in Salt Lake City. When they arrived at Emigration, Sarah’s sweetheart, Stephen Alexander Bond met them. They were married the following December and moved to Provo for the next five years.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publisher Press, 1998), 1: 308.

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