Great Indignation Meeting
Of the Ladies of Salt Lake City, Jan. 13, to Protest Against the Passage of Cullom’s Bill

Mrs. Eleanor M. Pratt

Said she was born in American, and thought she was free to teach that which came from God. It is many years since three men in rags came to her home in Mississippi, and by the Bible she held they proved to her Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. Eleven years after she heard the same principles in California and received them. For so doing she was turned out of doors, her children were taken from her twice, and innocent blood was shed. She longed to see the women of Utah rise and express themselves concerning their rights. When she saw innocent blood shed like as in a slaughter home she did not fear as much as today. Gove gave her strength, and the officers and the soldiers trembled at the power God gave her. Fear falls on the enemies of the saints because the women of Utah do not fear death, and she was willing to let her blood be shed for the principles of truth, but not for any ignoble purpose.

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jan. 13, 1870, 6]
[Deseret News, Jan. 14, 1870]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Apr. 2006]

*Note: Hers was among many other such stories/testimonies.


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