Biography and family record of Lorenzo Snow/Contents

Biography and family record of Lorenzo Snow:
One of The Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
by Eliza Roxcy Snow
Preface


PREFACE.

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CHAPTER I.

Lorenzo Snow's Birth and Parentage. — Parents settled in Ohio. — Hardships and Privations. — Their Hospitality. — Lorenzo's early Characteristics. — Fondness for Books. — Military Aims. — Change in Pursuits. — Starts for Oberlin College. — Falls in Company with David W. Patten. — Conversation. — In College. — Eliza Embraces the Gospel. — Moves to Kirtland. — How she obtained a House and Lot. — Lorenzo in College. — Investigates. — Is disgusted. — Writes to Eliza. — Her Invitation. — He accepts and comes to Kirtland. — Studies Hebrew. — Is Baptized. — How he receives the Holy Ghost.

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CHAPTER II.

A Blessing Meeting. — Lorenzo's Opinion of the Patriarch. — The Patriarch's Marvelous Prediction. — Lorenzo is Puzzled Explained to him by Revelation. — Lorenzo in Kirtland. — Fast-day Meetings. — Outpouring of the Spirit. — Gifts Manifested Lorenzo's First Speech from the Pulpit. — Description of the Temple. — Fast Meetings. — A Striking Incident. — Effect of the Meetings on Lorenzo's Mind. — Wants to Preach. — Is Ordained an Elder.

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CHAPTER III.

My Brother started on Mission. — Without Purse or Scrip. — Hard work to Beg. — Affectionate Aunt. — First Meeting in Medina County, Ohio. — Baptisms. — Preaches in Court House. — Ludicrous Anecdote. — Visits Relatives. — Preaches to Schoolmates. — Baptizes some of them.

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CHAPTER IV.

A change. — Great Apostacy. — Disaffection creeps into every Quorum. — Pride and speculation Apostates claim the Temple. — Warren Parrish a ringleader. — A fearful, terrible scene in the Temple. — The scene described. — What occurred the next Day. — Very interesting Court scene. — John Boynton portrayed. — Joseph and Sidney flee for their lives. — Father Smith served with State's Warrant. — How he escaped. — Luke Johnson befriends him. — Luke's death.

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CHAPTER V.

Leave Kirtland. — Grand Entertainment. — A noble Woman. — Lorenzo drives one Team. — He is very Sick. — Arrive in Far West, Missouri. — Elder Rigdon's Kindness. — Dr. Avord's Meanness. — His Nurse, Nightwatcher and Doctor. — An Incident. — Arrive in Adam-ondi-Ahman. — Lorenzo takes his Gun and goes out to Hunt. — A new Train of Reflections. — Hunting for Sport. — The old Settlers. — Their Antagonism. — Preparation for Defense False Alarm explained.

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CHAPTER VI.

Wants to go on Mission. — Elder Butterfield wishes to accompany him. — They go. — Arrive in Far West on the second day. — Father Smith blesses Lorenzo. — Blindness of Thomas B. — Marsh. — Leave Far West. — Meet a camp of Brethren at the Missouri River. — Construe, a craft. — Started in snow storm down the" river. — Perilous times. — Narrow escapes. — A savage band. — Make their escape. — Find camping place in peace. — Leave the boat and travel on foot. — Get lodging at the house of a Mobocrat. — Mobocratic narrative. — A Campbellite Preacher's Politeness. — Courtesy of a Methodist Preacher. — A crowded house. — A Donation just in time. — Saved from a Mob by his pocket Bible. — Other Mobocrats foiled.

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CHAPTER VII.

Leaves Kentucky. — Travels on foot five hundred miles. — Reaches his friend s in Ohio. — Through fatigue and exposure, is very sick. — Receives kind attention. — Traveled and preached. — Taught school. — Great effort, and great success. — A thrilling narrative. — Arrives in Nauvoo. — The Father and Family in LaHarpe. —



CHAPTER VIII.

In Di-Ahman. — Our father's purchases. — Friendliness of the "old settlers." A spirit of hostility prevalent. — Millers would not grind our wheat. — Grating coiTi for our bread. — How we cooked the grated meal. — A strange move; the old settlers abscond. — Their reports in the surrounding country. — The Military quells the uprising. — A horse mill in operation. — Mobs arouse with increased force. — Government sends Militia They are set to guard the Saints, who are ordered to leave the county within ten days. — The halfway house. — Food frozen. — How we ate supper. — Sleepless and jolly. — Arrive in Far West. — Seven miles out. — Move to Illinois. — To Warren County. — To LaHarpe. — To Nauvoo.

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CHAPTER IX.

Called on mission to England. — Extraordinary communication. — Calls on families of the Twelve. — In Ohio. — Borrows money. — On board a sailing vessel. — In Liverpool. — Writes to his aunt. — Why he is there. — How he came there. — Crossing the ocean. — Terrific storms. — An ocean storm scene. — The calm. — Gratitude. — Arrives in Liverpool. — Manchester. — Birmingham.

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CHAPTER X.

Writes from Birmingham. — Church numbers Sixteen. — Conference in London. — Lorenzo appointed to preside over the London Conference. — Confirmed in Manchester. — Nine of the Twelve present. — Established a Branch in Wolverhampton. — Ordained William Henshaw. — Sent him to Wales. — William Henshaw did a good work, but "died as a fool dieth." — An encounter with Evil Spirits. — Lorenzo gets the Victory. — An Apostacy succeeds. — April 6th, Conference in Manchester. — Nine of the Twelve present. — Branches represented. — Officers set apart A cake for the Twelve. — The cake distributed. — A. — joyful time. — Orson Hyde speaks. — Joseph Fielding speaks P. — P. — Pratt composes verses. — Brigham Young and William Miller sing. — President B. Young dismisses. — Poem addressed to L. Snow.

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CHAPTER XI.

Brother Snow writes to Elder Pratt. — Baptisms. — A hint to the wise. — Caution and instruction. — Writes to the Star. — Increase in the Church in London. — Good word for Bedford. — Baptisms. — To Elder Pratt. — Sad news. — Sister Morgan's Death. — Her faithfulness and benevolence. — Her triumphant departure. — Her Husband is comforted. — Conference. — Lorenzo informs how subscriptions are obtained. — Singing in Tongues. — L. appointed First Counselor. — P. P. Pratt speaks. — Stanza. — Queen Victoria, Presentation of the Book of Mormon to Her Majesty and the Prince Consort.

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CHAPTER XII.

Brother Snow's Mission terminates. — Reports four hundred Members in the London Conference. — Is appointed to take charge of two hundred and fifty Saints en route to Nauvoo. — Embarks on the "Swanton." — The Steward's sickness. — Grows worse and worse. — Is given up, and nearly dead. — Sister Martin insists with the Captain. — Is repulsed, and again asks that Elder Snow may administer to the Steward. — She obtains consent. — The man is healed. — Baptisms in New Orleans. — The Company reaches Nauvoo. — Great Reception. — Waving of Handkerchiefs. — The Prophet present. — Reminiscences. — My joy in meeting Lorenzo. — How we associated. — Appeal to my Husband. — Their Interview. — The Result.

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CHAPTER XIII.

Plural Marriage. — It tries the Prophet. — God commands, and he must obey. — Interview on the bank of the river. — The Prophet's words. — Gives Lorenzo a precious promise. — Lorenzo and myself visit our Parents, and return. — Lorenzo goes to Ohio. — Where he finds me on his return. — Close of 1843. — A social gathering, Extract from Lorenzo's speech. — He organizes a company. — The General's compliment. — Lorenzo's experience in an unfortunate school. — Makes a success. — Mobbing at Lima.

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CHAPTER XIV.

The Prophet instructs the Twelve. — They appoint a Delegation to seek a location for the Saints. — Lorenzo notified to be in readiness. — Change intervenes. — An unprecedented a postacy. — Joseph Smith's correspond- ence. — Calls for an expression from candidates for the Presidency. — Copy of Appeal. — Disgusted with their responses. — Offers himself as candidate. — Elders electioneer. — How Lorenzo succeeds. — Terrible news. — Assassination. — Mournful Elegy. — Meeting mobocrats.

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CHAPTER XV.

Lorenzo a Bachelor. — The Prophet instructs him. — He changes tactics. — Marries. — Wives and Endowments. — In the Temple. — Wrath of our Enemies. — Expulsion of the Saints. — Cross the Mississippi River. — Intensely cold. — Snow storm. — Outfit. — Camp organized. — Moves forward . — Song No. 1. — Song No. 2.

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CHAPTER XVI.

Garden Grove. — Pisgah. — Severe sickness. — Death of Elder Huntiugton. — Lorenzo called to preside. — Condition of the Saints. — A dilemma. — Lorenzo's policy. — How he succeeded. — A ludicrous and enjoyable entertainment. — Births. — Death. — Life incidents. — President Young's call. — Appointments. — Another wife. — Arrives in the Valley. — Ordained into the Quorum of the Twelve. — Builds a log house.

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CHAPTER XVII.

The first celebration. — Lorenzo chairman of committee. — Description of Escort. — Moves from Bowery to President Young's. — Receives the Presidency. — Returns to Bowery. — Singing by the way. — Cheers. — Hymn. — Prayer. — Declaration of Independence read. — Speech by Silver Greys. — Ode sung by Silver Greys. — Shout of hosanna. — March to the dinner tables. — A rich feast. — Thousands of the Saints partake. — Gentiles en route to California, partake. — Scores of Indians partake. — Grandeur in Simplicity. — Gratitude to God.

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CHAPTER XVIII.

The Brethren covenant to help the poor out from Nauvoo. — Lorenzo called to obtain means. — The poverty and liberality of the Saints. — One offers his only cow. — Anecdote of Captain Brown. — Called on a mission to Italy. — Increase of family. — Weight of responsibility. — No time for preparation. — Company organized. — Letter to his Sister. — The Journey. — Wonderful manifestations of the hand of God. — Nauvoo. — Carthage. — Arrival in Liverpool. — Meets the brethren.

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CHAPTER XIX.

The Editor's reflections. — The responsibility of Lorenzo's Mission. — His trust in God. — His knowledge that God had called him. — Commendable characteristics. — How they are strengthened. — He writes to F. D. Richards. — Describes Genoa. — Armed men. — Priests. — Meets an acquaintance. — Curious interview. — Reflections. — Sympathy for the people. — Door opening for the Gospel in Piedmont. — Encouraging prospects.

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CHAPTER XX.

Writes to President Young. — The Waldenses. — Incidents. — Calls Elder Stenhouse. — Cathedral of St. Lorenzo. — Sends two Elders to Piedmont. — Describes the Country. — Published “The Voice of Joseph.” Miraculous healing. — Sends for Elder Woodard. — Organization of the Church. — Prayer. — Officers chosen. — Mount Brigham. — Rock of Prophecy. — Testimony of an Englishman. — Invited by a Priest. — First Baptism. — Difficulties to meet. — LaTour. — The presence of the Elders only tolerated. — Can lift up his head and rejoice in spite of difficulties.

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CHAPTER XXI.

Joseph Smith. — His anxiety on the subject of religion. — Secret vocal prayer. — A brilliant light envelops him. — Two personages appear. — The Lord speaks to Joseph. — Instructs him. — He has another vision. — Is shown where records are deposited. — Obtains and translates them. — Testimonies of the Witnesses. — Baptisms. — Church organized. — Temple built. — Gifts manifested. — Saints leave Kirtland. — Scenes in Jackson County. — Extreme Suffering. — Expulsion. — Memorial to Congress.

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CHAPTER XXII.

Why the Saints are persecuted. — Persecutions in different ages of the World. — How Jethro came to Moses. — The Saints locate in Illinois. — A short season of peace. — Hostilities resumed. — Perfidy of the Governor of the State. — Assassination. — The Prophet's testimony that his work was finished. — The Saints are driven. — Their journey. — War with the remainder. — Extracts from Epistle. — Peace. — Perpetual Fund. — Labors of the Elders. — Publications. — The work of twenty years. — The power of truth.

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CHAPTER XXIII.

Explanatory note. — Lorenzo writes to Elder Hyde. — Brightness of natural scenery. — Spiritual darkness. — A courageous minister. — Inscription attached to his portrait. — Hymn. — Drudgery. — Expression of gratitude. — A dream. — First Native ordained to preach. — Ordains Elders Woodard and Stenhouse to the High Priesthood. — The former to preside in Italy, the latter in Switzerland. — A Magnificent view. — Reflections.

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CHAPTER XXIV.

Note by Editor. — Elder Woodard writes. — More Baptisms in Italy. — A singular scene. — A successful experiment. — Ten baptized. — Expressions from converts. — The Millennial Star speaks. — Encouraging reports. — Letter from Elder Woodard. — Extract from Elder Stenhouse's letter. — Opposition re-acts. — Good results.

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CHAPTER XXV.

Onward. — No bounds to Brother Snow's mission. — He looks towards India and shapes his plans. — Writes to F. D. Richards. — Expresses his views. — Brother Woodard writes from Italy. — Brother Stenhouse from Switzerland. — Lorenzo visits Wales. — Untimely plaudit. — A Bedlamite night encounter. — Ultimate fate of the hotel and its Landlord.

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CHAPTER XXVI.

Address to the Saints. — Responsibility of those holding the Priesthood. — Eternal prospects. — The best policy in governing. — Priesthood to be honored. — By benefiting others we benefit ourselves. — Must pass through suffering. — Must be pure and humble. — Need patience. — Estimation of F. D. Richards. — His wise policy. — Progress of the mission. — Expression of gratitude. — The Editor speaks. — Lorenzo's courage and faithfulness.

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CHAPTER XXVII.

Editor's reflections. — Lorenzo writes to President Richards. — Completed Translation of the Book of Mormon. — Visits Paris, Pleasure of meeting Saints. — Condition of the people, Goes to Geneva. — Degradation of woman. — Meets Elder Stenhouse. — Interesting meetings. — At Lausanne. — Professor Reta. — Benefit of Elder Taylor's French publications.

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CHAPTER XXVIII.

Editor's note. — Lorenzo writes. — Leaves Geneva. — Over the hills. — Over the Alps. — A heavy snow storm. — Only two passengers in the coach. — Ten horses barely sufficient. — “Houses of Recovery” erected by the government for lost travelers. — Reaches Turin. — Meets Elders Woodard and Toronto. — Interesting “re-union.” — Visions. — Healings. — Condition of Italy. — Brother Woodard's course commendable. — The Waldenses.

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CHAPTER XXIX.

Editor's Remarks. — Lorenzo writes from Malta. — Naples. — Across the Mediterranean. — Detention. — Disappointed. — Makes virtue of necessity. — Samuel succeeds his brother. — Lorenzo explains cause of detention. — Revised edition of the "Voice of Joseph." — Prospects in Malta. — Michael and Lucifer represented. — In Gibraltar. — Good news from India. — Extracts. — Elder Willis writes. — One hundred and eighty-nine members. — Ordained two Elders. — More Baptisms.

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CHAPTER XXX.

Closing the Mission. — Elder Jabez Woodard writes. — Leaves Malta. — Elder Obray succeeds him. — A vision related. — Commendatory of Elder Malan. — Extract from Elder Obray 's letter. — From Western Hindostan. — Oppo- sition. — What a soldier dared. — The result. — Military oppose Missionaries. — A Branch organized in Poonah. — The "Voice of Joseph," by Elder Lorenzo Snow. — “The Only Way to be Saved” republished. — A remarkable vision.

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CHAPTER XXXI.

Close of Mission. — Bids adieu to the Saints and scenes of his labors. — Poem, in which martial and ecclesiastical labors and honors are contrasted. — Lorenzo returns home. — Chosen Member of Legislature. — President of Council. — Reflections. — Joy and sorrow. — Vision. — A covenant. — Charlotte's death. — Singular manifestation. — A little prattler. — Quandary. — Solution. — Social party. — Storm. — Drenched. — Lorenzo decides to build. — A struggle. — Proves a success.

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CHAPTER XXXII.

Discourse by Elder L. Snow, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City. — Blessings proportioned to faith and diligence. — Plainness of the Gospel. — Naaman, the Assyrian. — How the Gospel found us. — The same as that of New Testament. — Power of the Gospel. — Testimony of the Elders. — What Philanthropists tried to do, the Lord has done. — Joseph Smith. — His mission. — Obedience brings knowledge. — Elders honest and brave as the ancients. — Knowledge not confined to our leaders. — Falsehood refuted. — The dishonest, will apostatize. — Persecution promised. — The honest will receive the truth. — The Latter-day work will triumph.

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CHAPTER XXXIII.

Polysophical Association. — Lorenzo no one-idea man. — Character of the Association. — Called to write. — Responded. — Speeches from ten to fifteen minutes. — Time fully occupied. — How it was accomplished. — Everything high-toned. — The effect captivating. — Anxiety to become members. — Note by the Editor. — Nationality. — Where is the place of my nativity? — Where is my home? — Not in any European country. — Not even in America. — Not on earth. — Here I am a stranger. — My home, my nationality in the courts of immortality. — Address to parents. — Our mutual aim. — Responsibilities. — Necessity of cultivating children. — What they should be prepared for. — What they are to become.

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CHAPTER XXXIV.

How Lorenzo spent the interval. — His next mission. — Difficulties to be overcome. — Lays out a city. — Description of the premises. — Builds a house. — President Young visits him. — Introduces a precedent. — Description of it. — Succeeded by railroads. — Gift of the Gospel. — The Patriarch's promise. — A sick man. — Faith in Lorenzo's administration. — A handkerchief is sent. — He blesses and dedicates it. — Is taken to the patient. — Placed upon him. — He recovers. — A letter. — In memoriam. — To Elder Porter Squires. — Expressions of gratitude. — Good wishes and blessings.

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CHAPTER XXXV.

Necessity of recreation. — Lorenzo anticipates the need of the people. — Provides a miniature theatre. — How it was managed. — Moves to a new building. — A windstorm. — House blown down. — Everything destroyed. — Discouragement. — President J. Young speaks prophetically. — His prophecy fulfilled. — The Dramatic Association organized. — Lorenzo pre- sides over it. — Bishop McQuarrie speaks. — Relates an incident. — The Social Hall erected. — Its uses. — Concerning circulating medium. — Checks as good as gold. — Within reach of all. — Assessment.

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CHAPTER XXXVI.

Mission to the Sandwich Islands. — Elders called home. — Walter M. Gibson. — Goes to the Sandwich Islands. — His perfidy. — Lorenzo, with other Elders, sent to investigate. — Take Stage. — Arrive at a mining town. — Incident. — New driver. — Favorable impressions. — Sings melodiously. — Swears blasphemously. — Drives furiously. — Perilous predicament. — Other perils. — Arrive at San Francisco. — At Brother Eveleth's. — Take steamer. — Arrive near the landing at Lahaina. — Boat upset. — Lorenzo and the Captain drowned. — Both restored to life. — Rejoicing and thanksgiving.

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CHAPTER XXXVII.

Mission to the Sandwich Islands concluded. — Journey to Lanai. — Mr. Gibson. — Pagan superstitions. — Adopted by Miss Gibson. — Mr. Gibson reverenced by the natives. — His impudence. — Elder J. F. Smith's reply. — Elder Snow's prophecy. — Gibson cut off from Church. — Prophecy fulfilled. — Sermon on the ship. — An earthquake. — Return home. — Interview with President Young.

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CHAPTER XXXVIII.

Lorenzo's gigantic movement. — In accordance with President Young's suggestion. — A social monument. — To be perpetuated. — Letter to Bishop Lunt. — Mercantile and Manufacturing Association. — Effort requisite. — First, Merchandise. — Second, Tannery. — Third, Woolen Factory. — Fourth, Dairy. — Fifth, a Horn Stock Herd. — Agricultural Department. — Hat Factory. — Between thirty and forty industrial branches. — Furnish employment for all. — Form of checks. — Labor received for capital stock. — Organization of the Association. — Directors. — Council.

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CHAPTER XXXIX.

All was flourishing. — Attaining to Independence. — Factory burned. — Sent a chill to Lorenzo's heart. — Instead of discouragement it was proof of the strength of their compact. — Everywhere manifest, even in the Children. — Union could not be broken. — Impregnability of their Order. — Deseret News speaks. — Commendatory. — Sympathy. — Calamity is proof of the strength of the Co-operative system. — Determination to rebuild.

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CHAPTER XL.

Dedication. — Fourth day of July. — Gratitude andr thanksgiving. — More than two thousand had suffered loss. — In six months the Factory is rebuilt. — Great rejoicing. — Dedicatory prayer Address. — Speeches. — Brigham City M. and M. Association. — A raid. — Railroad contract. — How a village sprang up. — An onslaught. — Confuhion ensues. — The Grand Jury issues indictments. — Men drove to jail in a herd. — Great excitement. — Superin- tendent Dunn speaks. — John Merrill in custody. — Handcuffed. — Chained in jail. — Telegrams from the United States President. — How the Judge received them. — More about Merrill. — Left unguarded and unacquitted. — About the mill. — Dishonesty of Jurors. — Financial loss.

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CHAPTER XLI.

To President F. D. Richards. — Burning of the woolen factory. — In thirty minutes all consumed. — Forebodings that the people would be discouraged. — Fears unfounded. — What was done within six months. — The people superior to the loss. — A raid follows the tire. — An unlawful tax follows the raid. — Statement of losses. — Business curtailed. — Checks canceled. — Eleven industrial departments in operation. — The mercantile flourishing. — Confidence preserved.

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CHAPTER XLII.

Remarks by the Editor. — Lorenzo writes to George Q. Cannon. — Makes suggestions concerning the illegal assessment. — Letter two. — What Lawyer Sutherland says. — Letter three. — A description of Scrip. — Plow used. — Affidavits. — Correspondence. — Joseph F. Smith writes. — Lorenzo responds.

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CHAPTER XLIII.

Stake Conference in Brigham City. — President B. Young expected. — Preparations made. — Flags hoisted, Conference in Bowery. — Box Elder Stake re-organized. — Lorenzo calls the officers of the United Order together. — Nominate officers. — All are accepted. — O. G. Snow to preside. — President Young's fatherly counsel and blessing.

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CHAPTER XLIV.

Oliver G. Snow speaks. — His maiden speech. — Performs a good deed. — Called to go to assist the emigration. — Encounter with Indians. — Mission to England. — Visits New York. — Arrives in Liverpool. — Goes to Manchester. — An incident, relative to the death of Dickens. — Oliver attends a sectarian lecture. — Is challenged. — Attempts to respond. — Is repulsed. — The priest is disgraced and forsaken. — A visit to Scotland. — Descriptions. — Return to England. — Incomprehensible dialect. — Released. — Home again. — Ordained member of High Council. — Marries. — Mission to the States. — Visits Oberlin. — Ludicrous incident. — Visits his grandmother. — Preaches her funeral sermon. — At home appointed President of Box Elder Stake.

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CHAPTER XLV.

Discourse by Elder Lorenzo Snow, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, January 14, 1872. — Progression. — The Fatherhood of God. — The perfect man. — The gifts of the Spirit. — His testimony.

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CHAPTER XLVI.

Lorenzo's birthday. — A surprise. — His escort. — Enthusiastically greeted. — Address. — He responds. — Singing “Grandfather's Clock.” — A hair picture presented. — Recitation by the children. — Autograph album presented. — Tables loaded with luxuries. — Dinner. — Singing. — Lorenzo makes a speech. — Parting Hymn. — Dismissal.

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CHAPTER XLVII.

George F. Gibbs. — His parents receive the Gospel. — His early youth. — Employed in a printing establishment. — How he stood with his associates. — Had to fight his way to maintain his integrity. — Honored the Word of Wisdom. — Drew a prize. — Was highly honored. — Chosen for out-door preaching. — Compliments his mother. — Leaves home for Liverpool. — Clerk and book-keeper in Liverpool Office. — Emigrates to America. — In President B. Young's Office. — Goes to Liverpool Office. — Works there three years. — Home again. — Anecdote. — Masters Phonography. — Has been and now is Church Reporter.

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CHAPTER XLVIII.

M. D. Rosenbaum leaves his native country. — In San Francisco. — Goes to Carson. — A voice speaks to him. — Goes to Salt Lake. — At Elder Neibaur's. — Baptized. — Called on mission to Germany. — In Berlin. — Attends meeting. — Is arrested. — Tried and sentenced. — Banished. — Returns home. — F. H. Snow appointed to a mission. — Reflections. — Strangers marvel. — What an affrighted Catholic said. — The captain of the steamer replies. — An incident. — Tired and hungry. — Why he goes to bed supperless. — A retort. — What a priest did. — The Channel Islands. — Released and returns home. — Expression of gratitude.

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CHAPTER XLIX.

Discourse by Elder Lorenzo Snow, delivered in a meeting of the St. George Stake of Zion, in the Temple, April 5th, 1877; reported by George F. Gibbs. — Necessity for effort. — What the Lord said to Oliver Cowdery. — Regulation of temporal affairs. — Consecration and stewardship. — Prepa- ration for building in Jackson County. — The United Order. — Plural marriage. — Responsibility of Presidents. — How confidence is created. — The necessity of its cultivation. — Desires for the future.

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CHAPTER L.

Elijah Box says his parents embraced the Gospel in England. — Came to Nauvoo. — Elijah born in a turbulent time. — Moves to St. Louis. — To the Bluffs. — To the Valley. — Storm described. — Moves to Brigham City. — Struggle for an education. — How it is obtained. — Called on mission. — A great contrast in Liverpool. — Visits relatives. — In London meets with the Palestine tourists. — How poor Saints manage their Sunday clothing. — An incident. — Closes mission. — In charge of a company of Saints, leaves England. — Reflections. — Reaches home. — Engaged in teaching. — Presides over Improvement Associations. — Counselor to Stake President.

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CHAPTER LI.

George Dunford. — When in his teens wants to earn living. — Decides on going to sea. — Leaves home without a shilling. — Applies to the Admiral of the British Navy. — Sent to Rio Janeiro. — Officiates he steward for the officers. — The brig Curlew ordered to England. — How as saved his means. — Returns home with plenty of money. — Meets with an Elder. — Convinced of the truth of the Gospel, and is baptized. — Ordained Elder, presides over two branches. — Emigrates to America. — Presides over the St. Louis branch. — In mercantile business. — Goes to California, St. Louis, and settles in Salt Lake City. — Appointed Bishop of Malad Valley, including six settlements. — After nearly three years, is released. — Expression of fatherly feeling.

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CHAPTER LII.

From the Deseret News. — A re-union. — A dinner. — Speeches. — Songs. — Expressions of love and union. — Judge Burt reads a lengthy presentation address. — The editor comments. — The address. — Presents gold watch and chain to Lorenzo. — A testimonial of love, respect and confidence.

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CHAPTER LIII.

Chester Loveland a modern Ajax. — Drives the Sheriff and his posse. — Holds a mobocratic jury. — Brings them to terms. — Captain in “Nauvoo Legion.” — Comes to Utah. — Goes to Carson. — A scene of suffering. — Commissioned Probate Judge. — Is left to preside. — Mission to the States. — John A. McAllister called on mission to Europe. — Interesting time on the steamer. — Why the “Mormons” were driven from Nauvoo. — Is sent to the Orkney Islands. — Stops at his uncle's in Glasgow. — Missionary labors. — In Dundee and Newcastle-on-Tyne. — Visits London. — Returns home. — Is elected County Recorder.

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CHAPTER LIV.

Discourse by Apostle Lorenzo Snow at the General Conference, Salt Lake City, April 7, 1882, Reported by George F. Gibbs. — Reference to Moses and ancient Israel. — Distrusting results the effect of ignorance. — Latter- day Saints have more faith. — No such thing as standing still. — Move on, trusting in God, the watchword. — Persecutions of the Latter-day Saints. — Move on and work on. — If we do our part, God will do His. — How the Lord overruled in our coming to the mountains. — Plural marriage. — Good resulting from the Edmunds bill. — The great worth of the Gospel. — Move on, move on.

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CHAPTER LV.

Eli H. Peirce. — Called on a mission. — Thoughtless of religion. — Taken by surprise. — Throws aside pipe and novel. — What his associates said. — What Moses Thatcher did. — Eli starts forthwith. — In New York. — To the coal regions, Pennsylvania. — Great success. — A testimonial. — Baptizes and administers to sick. — The power of God attends. — Organizes branches. — Heavenly messenger appears. — Release. — A second mission. — On the frontier. — Baptized a Sioux. — From Deseret News. — A third mission. — With B. Morris Young. — Meets with success. — Opposition. — Close of mission. — Happy expression.

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CHAPTER LVI.

Alphonso Snow. — Letter from President Taylor. — Called on mission. — In Tennessee. — Strange dialect. — Travels and preaches. — Organizes a Branch. — Opposition. — Ordered to leave. — A dastardly letter. — Opposition promotes good. — Professors of religion the persecutors. — What a Deacon said. — Presides over a Conference. — In Georgia. — Alphonso released. — Visits relatives.

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CHAPTER LVII.

Introductory. — Letter from Lorenzo's son-in-law on the Sandwich Islands. — The weather. — Cane crop. — Five hundred and forty-nine baptisms. — King David Kalakauna is coming to visit the Saints. — Great preparations for his reception. — Houses decorated. — Inscriptions. — Breakfast is waiting. — The steamer comes. — The King is escorted between two files of men, women and children. — Cheers. — Introductions. — Breakfast, then to the meeting house. — Reception. — Singing choirs. — Dedication prayer by President Partridge. — The King speaks approvingly of the Saints. — Meeting adjourned. — A “big feast” prepared by the natives. — What composed of. — How the King was seated. — How he ate. — How they all, numbering one thousand, ate. — The King escorted to the steamer. — A national custom. — Splendid conference. — Number of the Saints.

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CHAPTER LVIII.

Expression of appreciation creditable. — Lorenzo speaks of his wives. — Their nobility. — How he made choice of them. — His earthly prospects. — How they accepted the position. — The Editor explains. — They prove superior to circumstances of trial and hardships. — Are comfortably situated. — Step forth as mothers in Israel. — Their positions. — Questions to the defamers of Latter-day Saint women. — Lorenzo's independence of character. — Where credit is due. — Wife-missions. — Success attributed to God. — Testimonials of love and respect.

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CHAPTER LIX.

Start for Fort Hall Agency. — Meeting in Portage. — In Malad. — Reach the Reservation. — Meet Indians. — Pitched tent. — With two Bishops Lorenzo visits the agent. — Describes Mr. Cook. — Lorenzo asks the privilege of preaching to the Indians. — Prevarication. — An incident. — A discussion. — Mr. Cook says nothing so much needed as a farmer. — Brother Snow proposes to furnish one. — Mr. Cook will not accept. — Grows uneasy and will not have preaching. — A grave responsibility. — Mr. Cook shoulders it. — The school teacher enters and “brothers” Mr. Cook. — The brethren start for camp. — Meet Indians. — Visit school. — Little Chief, wife and daughter.

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CHAPTER LX.

In Bannock Valley. — Happy meeting with Indians. — What Lorenzo said to them. — Lamanite Elders speak. — All shake hands. — Lorenzo describes the Agency. — What the Secretary of the Interior says. — A comparison between the two colonies. — The one at Washakie. — How located. — Sunday School. — Meeting exercises. — How Lamanites are taught. — How presided over. — Their Co-operative Store and Sheep Herd. — White families. — A re-action. — An Adage. — The United States Supreme Court decides. — Telegrams to Hon. L. Snow.

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CHAPTER LXI.

Circular to the heads of families. — Names of Committees. — Exercises for Wednesday, a.m. — Wednesday, p.m. — Thursday, p.m. — Friday, p.m. — Prompt attendance. — Letter from H. A. Hendrickson. — Extracts from eastern communications. — Weather propitious. — Children amused. — The hall. — How occupied. — Invited guests. — Table scenes. — Bachelor group. — The Re-union indescribable. — Article from Deseret News, by C. W. Penrose.

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CHAPTER LXII.

Our father's birthday. — Prose address by F. H. Snow. — Poem by M. D. Rosenbaum. — Prose address by G. F. Gibbs. — Poem by O. W. Snow. — Prose address by A. H. Snow. — Poem by E. R. S. Smith. — Closing address by Lorenzo Snow.

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CHAPTER LXIII.

Births and deaths of our parents. — Their children. — Genealogies of Lorenzo's wives, children, grandchildren, sons-in-law and daughters- in-law. — Mary Adaline's children by her first husband.

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LETTER I.

National Monument. — Its construction. — One hundred and eighty marble statues. — Lofty spire set with thousands of gems. — Embossed globe. — Statue of Prince Albert. — Tower of London. — Queen Elizabeth's Armory. — Torture rooms. — Ann Boleyn. — Earl of Essex. — Lady Jane Grey. — Executioner's axe. — Instruments of torture.

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LETTER II.

At Haarlem. — Two thousand people executed. — Wonderful organ. — A Dutch wedding. — Amsterdam. — A city on piles. — Formidable army of worms. — One hundred islands and two hundred and eighty bridges. — Palace on piles. — Diamond cutting. — Charitable institutions. — Antwerp. — Notre Dame. — Masterpiece of Rubens. — Royal Palace. — Brussels. — St. Nicholas. — Singular marriage. — Royal Theatre. — National Palace.

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LETTER III.

Paris. — Visit to Versailles. — Bois de Boulogne. — St. Cloud. — Attend the National Assembly. — French glory. — Interview with the President of the French Republic. — Paris Register speaks of the Party.

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LETTER IV.

From Paris to Lyons. — Burgundy and its wines. — Famous towns. — Lyons and its silk industries. — Weaving portraits. — Ampitheatre eighteen hundred years old. — Olive plantations and vineyards. — At Venice. — Genoa. — Statue of Columbus. — The cathedral of St. Lorenzo. — Chain that bound John the Baptist. — Turin. — Milan. — Cathedral of our blessed Lady, the grandest religious edifice in the world. — Attend high mass. — Arrive in Venice, the City of Waters.

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LETTER V.

Rome and its population. — The seven hills. — Excavations by the Government. — The Forum. — Antony and Julius Caesar. — Where Virginius stabbed his daughter. — Famous obelisks. — Temple of Venus. — The Tarpeian Rock. — St. Peter's. — Call on the American minister. — The Vatican. — Michael Angelo. — Paul III. — Appian Way. — Seneca. — Baths. — Footprints of the Savior. — Naples. — Mount Vesuvius.

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LETTER VI.

Naples. — Beggars. — Pompeii. — Earthquakes. — Herculanæum. — Museum. — “Secret Cabinet.” — Ascent of Vesuvius. — Pliny the Elder. — From Naples to Brindisi. — Hardworking women. — Corfu. — Religious service in a Greek cathedral. — Take steamer for Alexandria. — Egypt. — Turkish mosques. — Copts. — Mohammedan schools. — Male and Female attire. — Dervish worship. — Suez. — Red Sea.

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LETTER VII.

Jaffa. — Traveling arrangement. — Place where the Ark was built. — House of Simon the Tanner. — Mohammedan funeral ceremony. — Plains of Sharon. — A night in the desert. — Battlefield of David and Goliath. — Rose of Sharon. — Mount Zion. — Mount of Olives. — Jerusalem. — Rachel's Tomb. — Solomon's Pools. — Church of the Nativity. — Studio of St. Jerome. — Shepherds' field. — Jordan River. — Dead Sea.

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LETTER VIII.

Jordan River. — Sacred localities. — Fountain of Elisha. — Brook Cherith. — Plains of Jericho. — Bethany. — Residence of Mary and Martha. — Tomb of Lazarus. — Garden of Gethsemane. — Hill of evil counsel. — Mizpah. — Valley of Jehoshaphat. — Absalom's Pillar. — Mosque of Omar. — Solo- mon's Temple. — Mount Moriah. — Worship of Moloch. — Place of Lamentation.

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LETTER IX.

At Athens. — Plains of Attica. — Hill of Mars. — Galilee. — Scriptural reminiscences. — Fountain of Dan. — Cesarea Philippi. — Damascus. — An unfortunate Architect.

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LETTER X.

Famous Scripture locality. — Village of robbers. — Battlefield of Palestine. — Mounts Tabor and Hermon. — Nazareth. — The Holy Grotto. — Table of Christ. — Arab plows. — Cana of Galilee. — Arab school. — Sea of Galilee. — Tiberias. — Bedouin spinsters. — Residence of Mary Magdalene. — Serenaded by Bedouins. — Backsheesh.

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LETTER XI.

The Stone of Unction. — The Holy Sepulchre. — The Chapel of the Angel. — Hill of Calvary. — The hole in which the Cross was planted. — House of Pilate. — “Behold the Man!” — The true Cross. — A terrible Massacre. — Turkish Guards. — Christianity despised by Jews and Mohammedans. — Farewell to Jerusalem. — Gala day. — Arab Agriculture. — Shechem. — Ferocious People. — The Olive. — Samaria.

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LETTER XII.

Beyrout. — Protestant college and schools. — Embark for Constantinople. — Island of Cyprus. — Mount Olympus. — Sea of Marmora. — Arrival at the Turkish Metropolis. — Greek Independence Day. — At Athens. — Classical ruins. — Peculiar Greek customs. — Funeral ceremony.

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LETTER XIII.

Munich. — Visit to a Royal Palace. — Statue of Bavaria. — Imperial Wedding. — Vienna. — The Arsenal. — Summer Palace. — The Great Exhibition. — Berlin. — Royal Palace. — Banquet Hall. — Monuments. — U. S. Minister. — Parliament. — Soldiers. — Moral condition of Berlin. — Hamburg. — In London.

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LETTER XIV.

At St. Louis. — Fine scenery. — Visit relatives. — Poem. — Obtain genealogies. — Acknowledgment.

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LETTER XV.

Home again. — Reception by friends.

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