Wednesday, May 30, 2018

If he were to go to Prison

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George Q. Cannon in Prison (sitting with hat on)

It is said that George Q. Cannon once made the remark that if he had to go to prison he would treat it the same as what?
a.                  The pits of hell
b.                  Not belonging to the church
c.                   No different than going on his missions
d.                  No different than being in the temple
Yesterday’s answer:
B   They were the pick and flower of England
From the life of William Fowler:   They sold everything they owned, except what they would need for the journey, and took the train from Sheffield to London.
While they were waiting to sail, Charles Dickens, the famous English author, came on board to see for himself what Mormon emigrants were like. He had heard many negative things about them, so he thought he would see for himself and be able to add writings of his own against the group. Instead, he wrote, “These people are so strikingly different from all other people in like circumstances whom I have seen that I wondered ‘what would a stranger suppose these emigrants to be!’ I should have said, ‘they were in their degree, the pick and the flower of England.’”

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Talon Printing, 2011), 3: 291.

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