"Going South in the Morning"
Fri 1st arose about 7. snow on the ground, day mostly clear, also cold; spent the day at home, attending to home affairs. My Nephew's Wm C. and Richard P. Morris called this p.m. also my Neice Rebecca Jones. Spent the eve in reading the Evening News. retired about 10.
Saturday 2nd arose at 6. W. cold and clear spent the day in cleaning and cooking, retired about 10.
Sun 3rd arose about 7 W. clear and cold spent the day at home not feeling at liberty to go out. Miss Rose Thompson called retired at 10.
Mon 4th arose before 7. W. clear and cold did the weeks washing a.m.
cleaning p.m. Nephi and George had a grand time
sk Skating this p.m.
and eve, came home about 9. they accompanied Brother Jeddie Ashton
their Sunday School teacher retired about 11.
Tue 5th arose
arose soon after 6. W. clear and cold. My son Nephi returned
by the early train the Brigham Young Adacemy. Did the weeks ironing
and other work repairing in the eve retired about 10.30.
Wed 6th arose about 7. three inches of snow on the ground, day cold and cloudy. Did housework and repairing, Sister Rhodes called this p.m. Addie and George called this eve; had a very pleasant chat. a week ago to day Dec. 30th 85 Brigham Hampton a mormon Elder received his sentence of a year in prison for decting U.S. Officials in their obominable ludeness.1 While these same Officals are sending the Mormons to prison because they acknowleg suport their Wives and children. Strang times these! Retired about 11.
Thu 7th at 6.30. more snow day cold and clear. Attended Fast meeting a.m. disguised myself so as to be on my guard. Did housework and prepared to
1. In 1885, as the bitterness between Mormons and non-Mormons escalated, Brigham Young Hampton (1836–1902), a Mormon, led a group of Salt Lake City police officers in hiring prostitutes to "offer their services to and report on federal officials." At the time, federal officials were convicting Mormons in large numbers for their practice of polygamy, claiming the practice was immoral. A common LDS response was that sleeping with women other than one's wife was immoral but polygamy was not; and thus Hampton attempted to prove that federal officials were engaging in adultery. Judge Charles Zane convicted Hampton of conspiracy for his actions, a decision sustained by the Utah Territorial Supreme Court. Alexander and Allen, Mormons and Gentiles, 98.