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Day in the Life

May 20, 1855

Journal Entry

May 20, 1855 ~ Sunday

May 20th Sunday the People assembled at the meeting house
at 10 oclock. Meeting was opened By Prayer by W Woodruff
J. M. Grant addressed the people & was followed by H. C. Kimball
both had the spirit of the Lord & we had a good meeting.
at 2 oclok the people again assembled & was Addressed by
President Brigham Young * & all was Edifyed W Woodruff report-
ed through the day Brother Ellebeck & MCIntosh both took not[e]s
at the close of the meeting

^(*and He was followed by G A Smith)^

At the commencement of the meeting in the Afternoon President
Young said we have some Church business to attend to & I move
that we resolve ourselves into a special Conference it was seconded
& carried unanimously. It was then moved & carried that Isaac
Haight
be appointed the President of this stake of Zion which
imbraces Cedar City, Harmony, & Johnsons Fort & that He chuses
his two councillors. It was then moved & carried that Jonathan
Pugmire sen
Robert Wiley, Samuel White, Richard Harrison
Perry Liston, Iria Allen Samuel Lee, Laban Morrel, Rufus
C Allen
Thomas D. Brown, Joshua T Willis & Charles Hopkins
be chosen & ordained as the twelve High councellors for this
stake of Zion. At the close of the meeting William Rees
Davis
was ordained a Bishop for fort Harmony under the hands
of the first Presidency President Young being mouth. they
also Ordained Isaac Haight to the Presidency of the stake
president Young being mouth

The Twelve High councellors were then set apart by Presidents
Kimball & Grant


I then went with Brother Lee & Pugmire to see Brother James
Boswell
({He let me have his Indian boy for which I paid him} $30.) I met with a number
of the brethren from fort Harmony among the number was T D Brown
A Hardy & S Atwood & Thomas P. Smith of Fort Johnson I took
supper with Elder J. D. Lee. He gave me the following report of
Harmony: Fort Harmony is 200 feet square 8 feet high when finished
is to be 22 feet high forming one wall for two story buildings the
foundation is stone & the remainder is Adobies the first story is 3 feet
the 2nd story 2 feet this fort contains 42 rooms on the ground
15 by 16 feet there are 40 families & 260 persons. One meeting
house 26 by 16. A tithing House 20 By 15 feet. A guard House 12 by 16 feet
One Female school kept: there is one public well in the fort 86 feet
deep stoned up & good water. They have a field of 500 Acres one half
of it fenced, 300 Acres of it in wheat. They have but one gate to their
fort which is 10 by 12 feet & one foot thick, strongly hung cannot be
opened from the outside One woman on the inside can shut it but it
takes several men to open it. They have made a farm for the Indians of
50 Acres 25 is now in wheat. They made a good road from Fort Walker
to Fort Harmony on a strait line of 12 mile was made by a machine drawn
by 8 yoke of oxen. During the evening I met with several of the Brethren
in the upper room of the Council House. After G. A. Smith officiated in some

People

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Hardy, Augustus Poore
2 Mar 1831 - 23 Dec 1912
8 mentions
Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 29 Aug 1877
3314 mentions
Apostle, Family
Smith, George Albert
26 Jun 1817 - 1 Sep 1875
1375 mentions
Apostle, Missionary
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1408 mentions
Apostle
Allen, Ira
1814-1900
2 mentions
Haight, Isaac Chauncey
27 May 1813 - 8 Sep 1886
9 mentions
Grant, Jedediah Morgan
25 Feb 1816 - 1 Dec 1856
269 mentions
Apostle
27 mentions
Pugmire, Jonathan
28 Mar 1799 - 9 Aug 1876
9 mentions
2 mentions
Liston, Perry
1821-1879
5 mentions
3 mentions
Allen, Rufus Chester
22 Oct 1827 - 7 Dec 1915
7 mentions
Atwood, Samuel F.
27 Feb 1825 - 1 May 1906
17 mentions
2 mentions
Missionary
White, Samuel
1808-1885
4 mentions
Brown, Thomas Dunlop
16 Dec 1807 - 20 Mar 1874
36 mentions
8 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Ellerbeck, Thomas Witton
14 Sep 1829 - 2 Apr 1895
21 mentions
2 mentions

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May 20, 1855