Continued from here.
John Morgan spent the next month in his Manassa, Colorado home, and neighboring settlements. He taught, served, and instructed the people, worked on his own place, received and answered considerable correspondence, and accomplished countless other tasks.
From John Hamilton Morgan Journal, Marriott Library, Special Collections, University of Utah.
November 25 [Manassa, Colorado]At work piling up lumber during the day. Visited the New Mill site and in the evening administered to sister Kirtland and brother Robert Sellers’ little child.
At work about the place during the day. In the evening visited and administered to the sick.
November 27Chopped wood and worked about the corral. Read Pres. W. Woodruff’s Epistle to the saints scattered abroad. Met with the brethren and administered to the sick.
November 28 [Sunday]
…Brother and sister Holt spent the evening with Annie.
… During the p.m. put down carpets in the two new bed rooms.
Attended the funeral of brother Sellers’ little child this a.m. and spoke to the people. At work about the house during the day. … John Morgan traveled to Denver, Pueblo, Richfield, Alamosa, and returned to Manassa during the next week. … On December 6 he commenced to tack canvass on the walls and ceiling of the front room preparatory to papering the room. William Pinckard helped. Through the 10th he worked at papering the rooms in his home, commenting on how “hard” the “ceiling” was, finally he finished, and the carpet went down. That day, Pres. Smith brought us over a fine beef roast.
December 11-17, John Morgan noted his continued work around his place. He purchased a load of wood, which he split, sawed and cut into wood piles. He killed a couple of pigs and “salted them away.” On the 15th and 16th he administered to brother Sellers, who had an attack of fever and seemed but little better the next day.
December 18Heard this a.m. of the killing of Elder E. M. Dalton at Parowan, Utah by a Deputy Marshall. A telegram came to his father who lives in Manassa to this effect and who was very much broken down and unnerved by the information. This makes one more martyr to the cause of truth and one more drop in the cup of Babylon[‘]s iniquity. Called on brother Dalton Senior, during the p.m. [Note: For further information, search for Dalton at this link.] A cold wind blew during the day.
... Through the 23rd John Morgan continued similar work. He now had the help of the Ganus boys [probably Vance boys, see this post] with the wood chopping. They also helped him work on his corral.
December 24Invited Pres. Smith and Bishop Dalton to spend tomorrow with us. Visited brother Daniel Seller’s family, a number of them being sick. At work about the lot part of the day.
December 25Had quite a lot of company during the day and spent it very pleasantly. Attended a Christmas tree distribution in the evening where many of the poor were remembered.
Attended 2 p.m. service at the meeting house and spoke to the people on the life of Christ and celebration of Christmas.
December 27Busy during the a.m. in getting brother Daniel Sellers and family moved into another house where they could have some chance to get well. In the evening attended a dance at the New Grist Mill building.
December 28Got ready to start for Utah. … After the typical stops, John Morgan arrived at home in Salt Lake City on December 30th, and found all well and all glad to see each other.
Pictures from The Life and Ministry of John Morgan, by Richardson, pg. 281.