Thursday, March 14, 2019

Couldn’t Establish Churches

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Why couldn’t churches of any religion be established in Downham and Chatburn, England?
a.                  No land available
b.                  The people were too wicked
c.                   The people were too poor
d.                  It was the local law
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Military tactics
The following from the journal of William Glover in reference to the voyage of the Brooklyn: There were two brethren, Robert Smith, and Samuel Ladd that understood military tactics. Brannan thought the brethren had better learn them, as they didn’t have much else to do, and besides, we didn’t know under what conditions we could land. Accordingly we were called out every day to drill and go through the exercises of war discipline till Captain Richardson became alarmed and ordered it to be stopped. We afterwards learned he feared we would become mutineers. We were becalmed a few days near the Equator. Nothing transpire worth of note till we landed at Wauhoonae [Oahu], off the Sandwich Islands, where we had some freight to deliver, and get some more fresh water, which took about a week. 
Gold Rush Saints, Kenneth N. Owens, (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma: 2005),  36-37.

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