Before the Manifesto: The Life Writings of Mary Lois Walker Morris

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1883
"Arose from My Pillow to Behold a
Great Fire"

January 1883

Monday 1st arose at 4. had a good time reading Deseret News and Exponant till 7. Did housework received calls from Cousin Wm C. Morris Mrs Baker Sister Souter Bro D Edwards and Bp Pollard. retired about 10.30.

Tuesday 2nd arose about 6.30. W. fine and cold, (yesterday the same) Did housework and sewing, retired at 10. Zadie and Addie visited Aunt Aggie

Wensday 3rd arose before 6. W. cloudy and cold, did housework all day; Bro Lewis of Sandy dined with us. Addie and Zadie attended a party in the ward. retired after 11.

Thursday 4th arose before 6. W. fine, payed a visit to cousin Aggie in company with Mrs L.P. and Annie Musser Aunt Aggie and Cousins Lona had a very plasant time, re my Husband went to Tintic by the early train this a.m. retired at 9.30.

Friday 5th arose at 4.30. read till 6. did housework all day W. fine; my Sister stayed over night with us. Addie and Zadie attended a party with Elias Jones, we retired after 1.

Saturday 6th arose at 7.30 W. fine rested a.m. did housework p.m. attended meeting in the Assembly Hall in the eve. retired about 10.

Sunday 7th arose at 5. north Wind blowing and snow falling; read till 7. attended Conference all day also in the eve, had a good time retired about 10.

Monday 8th arose at 5.30 W. fine did housework all day, accompanied my Husband to the Theater at night witnessed (His Amber Witch)1 retired after one 1. oclock.

Tuesday 9th arose before 8. W. fine did housework and the weeks ironing, retired at 9.30.

Wensday 10th arose before 6. W. fine did housework all day retired after 10.

Thursday 11th arose before 6. W. fine did housework and sewing. retired about 10.30.

Friday 12th arose soon after 6. W. fine and cold did housework most of

1. His Amber Witch was a "society play" starring Annie Adams and presented by the Salt Lake Dramatic Combination. Deseret Evening News, January 6, 1883.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vi
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Memoir 51
  • 1835–1887 Sketch of the Life of Mary L. Morris 53
  • Diary 203
  • 1879- Had a Host of Callers 204
  • 1880- I Can Earn a Triful 241
  • 1881- Conclude to Trust in God 289
  • 1882- Felt Most Acutely My Baby Was Gone 327
  • 1883- Arose from My Pillow to Behold a Great Fire 358
  • 1884- To Take Charge of the Primary Department of the Ward 385
  • 1885- My Husband Has Thought It Wisdom to Absent Himself 420
  • 1886- Going South in the Morning 457
  • 1887- Went to Court to Testify in Favor of My Husband] 496
  • Epilogue 533
  • 1902–1905 Exile in Mexico 534
  • Abbreviations 575
  • Bibliography 576
  • Biographical Register of Names 585
  • Index 629
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