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Two Many Acres, But Not Enough Freedom

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title Two Many Acres, But Not Enough Freedom
Description became a homesteader on land north of his father's and was called Doc, too, for he could heal the animals who needed him and also people asked his advice on many health problems and other problems, too. Now, Grandpa Doc valued his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints more than life itself, but he also believed that "fair is fair" and he was fair and honest as the day is long. The man who succeeded him as the bishop of their ward suddenly decided that the acres of well-cultivated and farmed lush-land that Doc had improved and homesteaded were verv attractive and desirable-- also profitable. 'We'd like to acquire your farm for the upbuilding of the Church in this area. Brother Draper. He'll give you a fair sum, but we know of your many contributions to the Church and of those of your families, both here and back east, so we expect you'll feel the same about giving up this land," The bishop and his counselors were smacking their lips over the good refreshments that Grandma Draper, Doc's wife, had offered them. "I'm indeed sorry. Bishop, but I've reached the age where I'm determined to make a permanent home for my dear wife and the children that are still home. No, I will not sign my life's dream away. You are asking too much this tirae!" uoc wiped tears from his eyes and so did Grandraa. The Bishopric could not believe what they were hearingl "Well, Brother Draper, this calls for some drastic measures to be taken. You will hear from us and we will see about this. It may even be taken to the First Presidency. They will intervene in behalf of the saints in this part of God's vineyard!" They rose and left very abruptly as Doc called to them, "Well, Bishop, I guess you'll need someone to intervene, but I've worked hard all my adult life to help build up the Kingdom and to rebuild our America, lost to mobs and unfair tjovernment. 36
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323340