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

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1884
"To Take Charge of the Primary
Department of the Ward"

January 1884

Tue 1st arose at 7.30. W. cold and clear, attended to home affairs, my Soninlaw was our first caller. Then Cousin Wm C. Morris and his son Willy, also Mesrs George M. Cannon, and L.M. snow. Also Bp. Pollard who spent several hours with us. Addie takes her Father to a leapyear Ball this evening in the 14th Ward. Retired at 1. oclock.

Wen 2nd arose about 7. W. clear snow falling most of the day, attended to home affairs all day, Presedent A.M. Cannon, Wife, son and two Neices supped and spent the evening with us; had a very pleasant time Retired about 12.

Thu 3rd arose at 7. did housework all day. W. mild and cloudy Bro Wm R. Jones called on Temple business. retired about 10

Fri 4th arose about 7. W. very mild and fine did housework all day, recived letters from Jennie coslet and Miss Burgoyne. Cousin Dick stayed over night with us. Addie attended a party with Mr George M. Cannon retired about 12.

Sat 5th arose about 7. W. very mild, spent the day in cleaning, Miss Burgoyne arrived from bear Lake this eve, retired at 10.

Sunday 6th arose about 6 W. very mudy some snow falling attended to home affairs a.m. attended Assembly Hall p.m. Elder G.Q. Cannon spoke with great power. Spent the eve at home. Cousins Becca, Elias Mr Noal, and Miss Laker and Mr Cannon called. retired after midnight.

Monday 7th arose about 9. W. very mild and fine, did the weeks washing and other work. Yesterday received a beautyful neckerchief from Sister Burgoyne, composed a little poem in responce; copied and sent it off to day. Received a call from Bro. "Edward" Burgoyne this p.m. he is a very pleasant Gentleman. seemes much attacthed to little Kate. she being the age and size of a Daughte he has lost. retired after 11.

Tue 8th arose about 7. W. very mild and fine; did housework all day retired about 10.

Wen 9th arose soon after 5. snow fell from 5. to 8. did housework all day day rather fine. at noon called on Sister Willson who is very sick Addie received a letter from St. George. retired at 9.30

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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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