Sails for Church and State

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Sails for Church and State
Description resourceful people and they adjusted rapidly Dances were held and choirs were organized Meetings were held regularly both in Danish and English to instruct the Saints on the teachings of God Schools were started to teach the English language to the Danish people. On July 1st, only 10 days into the journey, tragedy struck A small child died from a brain disorder. A large meeting was held on deck and Hans talked to the people in both Danish and English so all could understand His message was about the workings of the Lord with the children of men The child was the very sadly "set into the sea." The earlier sailing experience of Hans Jensen soon became a valuable asset to the emigrants He knew how a large ship operated and what to expect from the captain and crew He met regularly with Captain Gillespie to discuss problems, such as shorting the passengers of water rations and keeping crew members away from the passengers Such meetings made life about ship much better In mid-July a measles outbreak occurred Disease such as this was dreaded by everyone aboard, since it was very difficult to control under these circumstances and little medical control was known Seventeen young children and two adults died from the disease and were buried at sea. At the peak of the outbreak, fifty-one were recorded. A little later a fever broke out and claimed more lives Despite these difficult situations, the people remained faithful and dedicated to what they believed in That famous seaman Jargon. "Land Ho," rang out from the watchman on the main mast It was August 11th and land had been sighted. What a glorious day The long voyage was over and everyone sang and praised God. Again, much work and planning began for Hans and his companions. Sick people were transported to hospitals, hotels were 84
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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 326614
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