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Thomas Morgan, Man of Faith and Courage

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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 Thomas Morgan, Man of Faith and Courage
Description Now that they were here meant sharing and willingness to help those in need. One-half of the company had no means to pay their passage farther than New Orleans These people traveling together had become close friends, and not one of them wanted to be left behind, and no one wanted them to be left in what they called this "wicked gentile city.* to suffer the cold charity, and besides, times were hard, even there-few jobs, people begging for bread With mighty effort, President Phelps succeeded in getting them all off How? By sharing. All were willing to help Those who had the money loaned to those who had none, until they would be able to repay No one was left behind. They only remained in New Orleans for twenty-four hours, then were on their way to St. Louis. Reaching St Louis, these voyagers needed food, shelter, and employment. The Saints provided these newcomers with help, showing their willingness to serve, being charitable and friendly. The new Saints remained here for the summer, then prepared for their journey, crossing the plains. Again, the families of Morgan, Coleman, Smith crossed the plains together in the 8th Company with Captain Milo Andrus, assisted by John S. Fulmer. The 8th Division consisted of 452 souls. 48 wagons, 262 oxen, 60 cows, one horse, and one mule. They had weathered and survived the voyage across the big sea the Atlantic Ocean, then the Mississippi River by way of steamboat What would the plains be like? The Unknown? It would not be easy-more rivers to cross, the dry, hot, dusty plains, wild animals, yes, and the Indians. Frightened sometimes? I'm sure they were. What courage, faith and bravery they had' Some died along the way . and were left in shallow graves Sorrow and hardship were theirs, but they made the best of it, being happy in their pursuit, singing songs, dancing under the light of the beautiful moon, encouraged by the thought of soon reaching this 66
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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 326637
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326637