Sunday, December 16, 2018

Bathsheba’s Home

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Bathsheba Smith

Bathsheba’s Wilson Bigler Smith’s home in Salt Lake City was known as what?
a.                  The tithing office
b.                  The historian office
c.                   The post office
d.                  The Church offices
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Three days
Louisa Barnes Pratt, whose husband was sent from Nauvoo to Tahiti, found her own grief at saying goodbye compounded by that of four chidren: “The parting scene came. The two eldest daughters wept very sorely. We walked with him to the steamboat landing: he carried the youngest child in his arms. . . . He would be absent three years. . . . It was unfortunate at the last as he stept on to the steamboat the children saw him take his handkerchief from his eyes, they knew he was wiping away his tears, it was too much for them. They commenced weeping; the second daughter was inconsolable, the more we tried to soothe her, the more piteous were her complaints; she was sure her father would never return.” Louisa reported that she wept for three days before a calmness came over her and she could smile again.
Women’s Voices-An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 13-14.

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