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James Henry as a School Teacher

James Henry as a School Teacher

  I soon got a situation to teach school, but the trustees told me they thought I might not be able to go through the quarter, as the big boys had a habit of running off or thrashing the teachers. I however accepted, and had very good success. I first tried to win the love […]

Buying and Adopting Cora Colorado

Buying and Adopting Cora Colorado

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Utes Sell Child

Utes Sell Child

Return to Excerpts In 1851 William Rice bought an indian girl, a prisoner—from a band of Utahs, and just before leaving the settlement, they stole her away, in order to sell her again at some other place. We went up to their camp to demand her, one Sunday morning. There were about a dozen of […]

James Henry and the Desperadoes

James Henry and the Desperadoes

Return to Excerpts Came to the house at noon for dinner, and I found two “cow boys” at Anderson’s store shooting around and threatening peoples lives. Thee “Cow boys’ are cattle herders, and are desperadoes. They have for months terrorized all this section of country. While I was at a window of Anderson’s house, shaving, […]

Dora Left on a Doorstep and Adopted

Dora Left on a Doorstep and Adopted

Return to Excerpts This morning Sister G. W. Thatcher sent over to see if we wanted to take a foundling baby girl, which they found on their doorstep this morning We accordingly took the poor little girl, which was about five week old, and nearly dead with cold and exposure, having been exposed to cold […]

Stephen Martineau gets revenge on General Clinton

Stephen Martineau gets revenge on General Clinton

Return to Excerpts Stephen Martineau was a farmer living near New York City while it was occupied by British, and an anecdote is related of his putting Sir Henry Clinton and his suit of officers to flight in revenge for being made at sundry times to stand beside the road hat in hand while the […]

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