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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 This little corner of it is my vineyard and here I'll stay, God willing, until He calls me home." Grandpa was very angry and so was the bishop! We shall see. Doc." He didn't call him "Brother" now gs he clirabed into his luxurious buggy with the fringe on top. "Ue shall see. Perhaps you do not realize that I could ask for your membership to be stricken from our rolls!" Grandpa gasped. "You don't mean you'd try to have me excommunicated? You surely wouldn*t go to such lengths, would you?" Grandpa was pleading now. He was always talking about how proud he was to belong to the true church. He was forever talking about the Mormon funeral he wanted and of wanting to be buried in his temple robes. So many people were so upset over this issue and rallied to Doc's support. All his family did, too. They demanded a hearing also, but the bishop would have none of it and EXCOMMUNICATE him they didl His brother Parley was visiting. Me worked for President Brigham Young. He left immediately for Salt Lake on horse back to try to reason and plead for his dear brother but to no svsi1( ' e spent many hours in the saddle, riding there, went and filed a claim at the state land office, and camped overnight where the Hotel Utah now stands to also let his tired horse have a night's rest. Ve did go to the First Presidency about this grave, unfair attack, then started home on the lon^ journey back to Moroni, feeling very sad but very angry, too. He told his brother Doc and his father that no one even offered to help them. They had said, "We are very sorry. Brother Parley, but a bishop's court decision cannot be reversed or altered, even by the First Presidency. Hot at least until the offender has been proven worthy and apologized, can he possibly be reinstated!" Parley said, "It breaks ray heart for you. Doc, after the way you've supported and_given and worked for all the authorities. Parley was really broken up at the crue1 way his brother was being treated. 37
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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/323341