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Faith in Every Footstep

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Faith in Every Footstep
Description Their reticence to speak of the handcart experience is puzzling Perhaps it was due to their perception that it was too sacred to divulge publicly Or. could it have been that they were aware of the widespread criticism of the handcart plan, its leaders, and in particular, the Martin and Willie Handcart Companies'' Portions of the following incident, relating to the handcart criticism, have been frequently quoted, but not in [heir entirety Nor has Frances Webster been acknowledged as the man who so majestically asked that the verbal attacks cease William R. Palmer was present when those powerful and faith-promoting words were pronounced He recorded the following: I heard a testimony that made me tingle to the roots of my hair It was in an adult Sunday School class of over fifty men and women Nathan T. Porter, then principal of the Branch Normal School in Cedar City was the teacher The subject under discussion was the ill-fated handcart company that suffered so terribly in the snow in 1856. Some sharp criticism of the church, and its leaders, was being indulged in. for permitting any company of converts to venture across the plains with no more supplies, or protection, then a handcart caravan could afford. An old man in a corner sat silent and listened, as long as he could stand it. then he arose and said things which no person who heard him will ever forget His face was white with emotion, yet he spoke calmly, deliberately, but with great earnestness and sincerity. He said in substance 25
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326560
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326560