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

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1885
"My Husband Has Thought It
Wisdom to Absent Himself"

January 1885

Thu 1st arose about 6.30. W. clear and cold, attended Fast meeting a.m. had a good time; Sky cloudy at 4 p.m. At 5. paid a visit to Prest A.M. Cannon. My Husband, his other Wife, my Daughters Effie and Addie my Soninlaw Georg M. Cannon were in attendence. Bro A.M. Sisters Mina Sarah and Aunt Sarah and Aunt Sarah Jane Cannon were there; we had a very pleasant time came home about 11. with Effie and little Kate. Retired before 12. Nephi and George spent the day skateing; and the eve at the Music Hall.

Fri 2nd arose about 7.30. W. cold and cloudy did housework and ironing; retired about 10.

Sat 3rd arose about 7.30. W. cloudy and cold; spent the day in cleaning, went up town in the eve retired about 10.

Sun 4th arose about 6.30 W. cloudy and milder; spent the day at home Have had several spells of spasom, feel better now thank God. George has been poorly all day, came home from Sunday school looking very pale. The children have received presents of books from the S.S. to day. The speakers at the Tabernacle to day were George C. "Cannon" Lambert returned Missionary. and Prest Georeg Q. Cannon. At the Ward meeting Abram H. Cannon. Regret very much we could not attend; spent the eve very pleasantly talking with the children on Church History and principles of the Gospel retired about 10.

Mon 5th arose about 6. fresh snow on the ground, day fine, did housework and coloring, retired about 11.

Tue 6th arose about 6.30. W. fine and mild did housework and coloring, retired about 11.

Wed 7th arose about 6.30. W. very mild like spring; did housework and a large ironing retired about 10.

Thu 8th arose at 6.15 W. pleasant with door open. did housework, transacted business in town did more coloring quit work at 10. oclock. Retired about 11.

Fri 9th arose about 7. W. mild and cloudy, did housework all day excepting while we attended Primary meeting; got along pretty well; came

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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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