Strength in Unity

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
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 325980
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Title Strength in Unity
Description "burning in the mountains west of Ephraim and Manti, He knew that this could mean only one thing, Indians were camped in the hills, waiting for morning, so that they night raid the town. John immediately went to Apostle Hyde and told hii" what he had seen. The alarm was sounded by the beat of the drum, as was the custom, and at daylight everyone gathered together at the meeting house. Elder Hyde informed the people that there was going to be an Indian raid. He told them not to go outside of town, but to go to the hay meadows west of Pigeon Hollow, and he told them to stay together.2 Reading this account from my grandmother's autobiography, I was reminded of the discourse mentioned above, vfhere Elder Hyde had spoken of the blessings that can be obtained by the members of the church staying together and in heeding the warnings of their leaders. Surely, Elder Hyde was inspired in directing the people of Spring City. He had experienced many trials throughout his years of service in the church, and in his travels had gained great 3tores of knowledge and wisdom. Grandmother related in her story, however, that some of the men did not choose to obey the counsel of Elder Hyde, and as a result, three men were killed and several injured. Grandpa Blain's brother, William, was shot through the ear. Specific details were not given, but there seemed to be no doubt that what had happened was a direct result of the disobedience to the counsel of an Apostle of the Lord. Great-grandfather Blain was also a man of great faith and wisdom. He raised his family with the precepts and examples taught by Elder Hyde. He learned to be very cautious and protective, and would sit quietly by the window with his gun, when there was any danger of Indian attack, not allowing anyone in the house to stir or to build a fire. His family was taught to obey his counsel. Undoubtedly, he not only learned this from Elder Hyde, but also from a courageous and stalwart mother. Left a widow before she could leave England to come to America, 80
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325938
Reference URL