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

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1881
"Conclude to Trust in God"

January 1881

Saturday 1st arose at 7. more fresh snow thawing and snowing but very mild Did housework till 11.30 called on Sister Eccles who is still sick, and her Daughter Libbie "Elizabeth Eccles". spent the afternoon very plasantly reading. Effie sent for Addie to come over at 4.30. She has gone to a party with Ed and his Sisters Lizzie and Emma. Read for the children this eve in (Chatterbox) Two years ago to day I began to Keep a Jornal and have written something for every day scince I belive" though sometimes being too busy to write for several days have gone back and given an acount of events as they have occured; having wonce been two weeks without having time to write which was a great tax upon my memory but ccomplished it I find that my day book has been useful to refer to and intresting to read. I feel very thankful for the blessings surounding us this day and pray that we may apreac the same and make a wise use of those things intrusted to our care; retired at 11.30.

Sunday 2nd arose at 5.30 W. clear and bright read till seven, worked till nearley noon. Addie Nephi and George attended S.S. We all attended the Assembly Hall. the speakers were John L. Smith C.W. Penrose and Prest John Taylor. The speaking was Grand. Addie and Nephi attended Ward meeting the speakers Bp R.T. Burton and John Morga. After meeting my Husband brought over three young Gentlemen from Cedar City; Sons of our friends Bros's and Sisters Hughes and Jones. It gave me great pleasure to see these children of my old friends took one back more than twenty years.

Oh friendship fair thy streams are pure
Thy fountan's grand and will endure
The heart is cheered and warmed by thee
Thy links will reach eternity.

Monday 3rd arose at 5.15. W. clear and bright finished washing at noon; did housework p.m. retired about ten

Tuesday 4th arose at 5.15. W. mild something like april; did housework all day retired about ten

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