L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Part of Discourse 1898-07-09Excerpt:HEARD THE BRITISH GUNS. The people of Sugar House ward cele- brated the national day of Independ- ence yesterday, July 4, with a great parade, the reading of the Declaration of Independence and other exercises. Among the speakers were the vener- able President of the Church, Wilford Woodruff. During the course of his re- marks he mentioned that when he was about seven years old and living with his family in the state of Connecticut, a British fleet bombarded the coast. ...