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Title A Biography of Ezra Thompson Clark
Creator Tanner, Annie Clark, 1864-1941
Subject Biography; Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Mormons
Subject Local Clark, Ezra Thompson, 1832-1901
Description Written by the oldest child in his second family, the biography of Ezra Thompson Clark is that of a successful pioneer, highly-regarded and devoted family man, and intensely loyal follower of the Mormon church.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund, University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West. no. 5
Coverage 1832 - 1901
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 22.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number CT 275 C53 T36 1975
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Topic Mormons; Biography; Polygamy; Frontier and pioneer life
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bz65b3

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Title Ezra Clark, page 011
Description EZRA THOMPSON CLARK II they thought of their virtues which the historian refers to, "It must be admitted that the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois were, as a class, a more moral, honest, temperate, hard-working, self-denving, and thrifty people than the Gentiles by whom they were surrounded." Now that the Prophet Joseph was gone the Saints felt the need of clinging more closely to each other. "United we stand; divided we fall" was preached from the pulpit and taught by the fireside. To keep themselves aloof from the "world" was a conscious effort. It was the pride of the Saints to be a peculiar people. If the enemy hated them, so were the people of ancient Israel hated and perscuted. It was just an evidence of the love of God. .As individualistic tendencies characterized the eigh- teenth and nineteenth century man, it was also character- istic of this nineteenth century Mormon Church. Their own interest was all that concerned them. Then, in Nauvoo the doctrine of the plurality of wives as practiced in the scriptures was introduced by Joseph Smith. The principle was sanctioned by the Lord along with miracles and revelations, why should it not be prac- ticed in modern times? So argued the leaders of the Church. An observer records, "They did not care for the fact that viewed in the light of intellectual progress the practice of polygamy was a retrogradation to the life of the half--civilized Hebrews centuries in the past." Again, if any had the right to adopt part of the Bible as their rule of conduct, why not all the Bible? The viewpoint of the Latter--day Saints regarding the ancient Hebrews was directly reverse to the one in the above quotation. Whatever scholars may have known about the Hebrews, they were highly revered by the uned-
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Source A Biography of Ezra Thompson Clark
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bz65b3/326878