Thursday, November 28, 2013

John Morgan and Joseph Standing 1876 Mission Travels Concluded.

Covington, May 12, 1876 – Plowed during the forenoon, crossed over the River after dinner. Came to Mr. Shelby’s and helped to put down carpet all afternoon for them.

May 13, 1876 – Went up to town today and walked about for some time.

May 14, 1876 – Laid down on the floor during the forenoon, in the afternoon crossed the River and held meeting at Brush College. Mr. Shelby with me.

Covington, Indiana, May 15, 1876 – Assisted to plant some melons this morning. Rode with Mr. Shelby out East several miles after cattle. Secured a Church to preach in and made an effort to get another, but failed.

May 16, 1876 – Went to town this morning to see Joseph [Standing] off. Fasting today. Went fishing this afternoon. 

May 17, 1876 – Came down to the River with Mr. Shelby, crossed over in a canoe and had dinner with Mr. Salts. Rode up to the  Lumter School House with young Jones. Came over to Mr. Crossiklutso. From there to Mr. Johnson’s where I am tonight. A good feeling. Raining some tonight.

Two years later in early 1878 Joseph Standing was again set apart for a mission to the South and assigned to the state of Georgia. In January 1878 John Morgan was called to service as President of the Southern States Mission.

(To be continued.)
John Hamilton Morgan Journal, Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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