The Miles

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Miles
Description a new home for the 'beleaguered Saints. He asked them to rededicate theix energies to the great undertaking of building a safe place to worship in the ways the Lord had revealed. He admonished them of the importance of finding a home that would be free from the menace of mobs and unrighteous persecution, a place to build the kingdom of God, a location for the nations or the righteous to gather unto. Finally, he put the question to his fellow apostles, "Are you willing to humble yourselves before the Lord and covenant to do right: if so manifest it by the uplifted hand." Each raised his hand, as did each of the High Priests, the Seventies, the Elders, and all of the others in the camp. The following Sunday was a day of repentance, a renewal of faith, and dedication to the great journey ahead. That day was Ap Harmon's birthday - twenty-seven years old - and he had learned a great lesson, because he had been singled out by Brother Brigham and reprimanded, personally, for the unseeemly activities in his wagon - specifically some gambling. At this time, Brother Brigham also said, "I want you to give some serious thought to what Brother Clayton has asked you to do. We know your capabilities. Put them to work for the Lord." On Monday, Ap took two turns at counting the revolutions of the wheel. The wheel turned hour after hour and the miles traveled were counted and recorded. As Ap walked beside William as he counted, Ap asked, "Tell me why you think it is so important to count these miles accurately. Brother Brigham spoke to me about it yesterday. He thinks it is important," Will eagerly explained, "I have been appointed by Brother Brigham, our Prophet, to be Camp Historian. You know that. That means I must keep a record each day of the miles we have traveled that day. Also I keep a record of how many miles we are from Winter Quarters and how many miles we have to go to reach our destination. I will tell about what water is avail- 102
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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