Johnston's army marching past Brigham Young's residence
What did Brigham Young want the widows to do shortly before Johnston’s army entered the Salt Lake Valley?
a. Take up position on the front lines
b. Assist the poor during the evacuation
c. Act as the rear guard on the emigration to the south
d. Get married
B Her Patriarchal Blessing
From the life of Louisa Marshall Boice/Boyce: I received my patriarchal blessing under the hands of John Smith also Patriarch John Boice, my husband’s father. Was promised I should never want for friends, food or raiment nor shelter.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publisher Press, 1998), 1: 335.