History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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together, and make preparations to send a part at one time and a part at another. And let the poor rejoice in that they are exalted, but the rich in that they are made low, for there is no respect of persons in the sight of the Lord. [HC 1:383]
It ought to be known abroad that much improvement is needed in the cattle, sheep, and hogs, in this part of the country. For the sake of comfort and convenience, as cows here are worth from ten to fifteen dollars, our brethren would do well, and we would advise them to purchase before they arrive in this region. In fact, if they journey according to the of the Lord, pitching their tents by the way, like Israel in days of old, it would be no more than right to drive cows enough to supply every family, or company, with milk on the way. They would then have them when they arrived here, and if they selected of the best breeds, they would lay a foundation for improvement.
The sheep of this state, are large, but as their wool is coarse, the quality would soon be improved, if our brethren would drive with them, some merinoes an or saxony. As soon as wool and flax are had among the brethren, sufficient for the purpose, they will manufacture cloth for their own use in the . The swine in this country are not good, being the old fashioned shack breed, and much inferior to the large white grass breed of the eastern states. If any could introduce this breed, among the brethren in Zion, what little pork might be wanted in the winter, would be much better, and easier raised. It is a matter of much surprize to us, that our brethren should come up to the land of Zion, as many do, without bringing garden seeds, and even seeds of all kinds. The and took with them of all kinds; and the Jaredites, all kinds of animals.” [HC 1:384] [HC 1:385] [HC 1:386]
The flood of waters, occasioned by the great rains, in the eastern and middle states, did immense damage: War between Turkey and Russia continued to rage: And the epidemic Disease of continued its frightful ravages. So terrible was was its effects as to close all the principal places of amusement [p. 325]
together, and make preparations to send a part at one time and a part at another. And let the poor rejoice in that they are exalted, but the rich in that they are made low, for there is no respect of persons in the sight of the Lord. [HC 1:383]
It ought to be known abroad that much improvement is needed in the cattle, sheep, and hogs, in this part of the country. For the sake of comfort and convenience, as cows here are worth from ten to fifteen dollars, our brethren would do well, and we would advise them to purchase before they arrive in this region. In fact, if they journey according to the of the Lord, pitching their tents by the way, like Israel in days of old, it would be no more than right to drive cows enough to supply every family, or company, with milk on the way. They would then have them when they arrived here, and if they selected of the best breeds, they would lay a foundation for improvement.
The sheep of this state, are large, but as their wool is coarse, the quality would soon be improved, if our brethren would drive with them, some merinoes or saxony. As soon as wool and flax are had among the brethren, sufficient for the purpose, they will manufacture cloth for their own use in the . The swine in this country are not good, being the old fashioned shack breed, and much inferior to the large white grass breed of the eastern states. If any could introduce this breed, among the brethren in Zion, what little pork might be wanted in the winter, would be much better, and easier raised. It is a matter of much surprize to us, that our brethren should come up to the land of Zion, as many do, without bringing garden seeds, and even seeds of all kinds. The and took with them of all kinds; and the Jaredites, all kinds of animals.” [HC 1:384] [HC 1:385] [HC 1:386]
The flood of waters, occasioned by the great rains, in the eastern and middle states, did immense damage: War between Turkey and Russia continued to rage: And the epidemic Disease of continued its frightful ravages. So terrible was its effects as to close all the principal places of amusement [p. 325]
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