Velkommen Hjem Peter

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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 Velkommen Hjem Peter
Description from the start. There had been crop destruction from crickets, battles with the Indians, and U.S. military-troops. But somehow the people had managed to survive all that. Now the latest war, the war on plural marriage, seemed more than even the be3t could endure. The Church authorities were in hiding, and as Peter had learned by letter, many of the brethren in Sanpete were rarely seen. Wives were having a hard time explaining to their children where their fathers were. Some of Peter's own children had asked Bishop Jensen if he had sent their papa on a mission* ?ew people could be trusted anymore. Strangers in town were often U.S. marshals. They were easy to identify because they had a sneaky look in their eyes, Peter thought. Besides, if you looked close enough you would see that they were armed. He had learned a lot more about "Feds" since his arrest. Peter began to put his things into a brown satchel. He also had a carry-all, which at first had seemed a nuisance, but he was soon grateful he had it. They held a few books, small tools, his musical instruments, and some articles of clothing. Everything Peter had taken with him to the prison in Salt Lake had been useful. The prisoners had joked that one thing they had plenty of sras TIME! Some nights Peter practiced with other brethren who were musicians, and they would perform for assembled prisoners on special occasions. They had been allowed to organize a choir, which sang at Sunday meetings. Peter knew that he would cherish some memories of his stay in the "pen." Some of the best sermons that he had ever heard were delivered by prisoners. Leading men in the Church and brethren from all over the Territory were incarcerated for conscience sake. Some prisoners had felt it was an honor, and others merely a duty, if not an inconvenience, to serve time for their religious beliefs. Peter had nixed feelings. He only knew that he was glad to be out, and he was anxious to be back home with his families. 107
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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 325969
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