Friday, April 12, 2019

He Kept Bumping into the Church

Photo of Daniel Webster Jones
Daniel W. Jones

In 1851 Daniel W. Jones was left behind by frontiersmen in Salt Lake City after helping to drive 8,000 sheep. Even though he wasn’t a member (although he would eventually join), he rubbed shoulders with the Latter-day Saints on a previous occasion. What was the occasion?
a.                  At Quincy, Illinois when the Saints were first pushed out of Missouri
b.                  In the Mormon Battalion
c.                   In Zion’s Camp
d.                  At Winter Quarters
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Apostatizing
Wednesday, October 1, 1856, Fort Laramie, Willie Company, Joseph B. Elder Journal:   We reached Fort Laramie about the first of October quite a fussing in camp sum grunted sum lyed and sum apostatized sum followed us after we was gone and begged the captain to receive them again into the company we moved on better than we anticipated under the circumstances for we had fine weather only one storm all the way up the Plat and I do not believe we would have had that had it not been for sum of the mean conduct of sum of the company. [Original spelling retained.]
Stewart E. Glazier and Robert S. Clark, Journey of the Trail (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1997), 43.

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