Harrowed, cultivated, watered, fixed Sister Medora’s wagon. Had to stick one of the cows, put screen doors on the milk cupboard and took grist to mill. Blessed Brother Wilson Shumway and wife and one of their sons. On Sunday, I blessed four more of his children. Drove to Snowflake and attended the funeral of Father Lundquist. Returned home and watered in the garden.
Received a letter from President Smith with a call from the First Presidency to attend a Solemn Assembly in Salt Lake City. I cut hay during the next week. Gave three blessings. Set ten wagon tires. Bade farewell to dear ones and started for Salt Lake City with Bishop L. M. Savage and Lula. We took the train. Return ticket cost forty-five dollars. We arrived after a pleasurable trip. We had the company of several of the brethren from other stakes and all of our bishops were present except Brother Peterson of Pine Dale. Got a fair bed and breakfast at the Cannon House. Visited with Hadley Johnson’s wife and Sister Fowler and blessed her. She is quite feeble. Stayed with Brother Young and rode through the city with him to get my satchel. My son L. L. Hatch met me at Young’s on Sunday, 2 July. It was fast day and on this day about 700 of the priesthood met and received the word of the Lord.
We covenanted to pay our tithing and do better in the future. We partook of the sacrament. It was a day not to be forgotten by any of us. My brother Abram took us to a restaurant and got supper for us.
Monday, July 3
L.L. got me a ticket and we went to Logan. I met Sylvia, Ruth and H. E. Hatch. Went to see Alvenia Smart and my sister Adeline. Stopped all night at Sylvia’s. H. E. took me to Franklin and saw Clarey, Eliza, Hyrum and Esther. Then went and saw the boys sheep pens and slept at Clarey’s. I fixed Clarey’s pump on Wednesday, went to the grist mill and slept at L. L. Hatch’s. Next day I was driven to Preston by Moroni Daines, my grandson. Found Chloe feeling well but Willie Daines (her son) was quite sick. Friday, I blessed Newell and Malcolm, (Chloe’s boys) and went to Franklin.
Saturday, July 8
Blessed Eliza Daines two little girls, Mary and Gladys. Drove to Cannon Station with Fayette Hatch, my grandson. He went to look after sheep. Stopped in Lewiston and visited with George Karren and his mother. Dinner at Clarie’s and spoke at ward conference in Franklin at 2:00 P.M. Then blessed two of Annie Hatch’s children, the little girl by the name of Leah and a boy by the name of Aura Charles. Bade all at Franklin farewell. Drove to Hyde Park and saw Celia Woolf and her girls. We then drove to Logan.
Took Hezy to the temple and he was baptized for seven of our relatives. Found Sylvia quite poorly. Following
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday went with my sister Adeline to temple. We attended to the sealing of sixty-nine couples, mostly of the Sumner line and forty-four adoptions. Ruth and H. E. helped with the adoptions. Prepared to leave for Salt Lake City. Blessed two of Georgia’s baby boys.
H. E. Hatch got me a new hat, a pair of shoes, some collars, and etc. Got me some spectacles. Paid $2.25 for them and for a flowing pen, $1.45. I was driven to the station and bade all adieu and left for Salt Lake at 3:00 P.M. I left Georgia and Sylvia at home on the porch. Sumner gave me some paper. Arrived in Salt Lake City. Stopped at S. B. Young’s.
Arrived in Heber. Got dinner with my brother Abram and several visiting brethren, Professor George Brimhall with Brother Hull and wife of the Y.M.M.I. association. At 8:00 P.M. I spoke to a large audience, and ordained Gabriel Nicol an Elder.
I gave four blessings to Abram’s children. Mother is Ruth Wooley Hatch. Went to Salt Lake City. Went to visit President Snow. He blessed me and said the Lord wanted to bless me. Went to Provo and visited Bell Thurman and family. I blessed May Bell, the wife of Moses C. Davis, and administered to Bell. Samuel Thurman took me to the depot. I got started on my homeward trip bound for Woodruff. Rode all night and the next day. Brother Andrew Kimball rode with me a part of the way. Whilst at Colorado Springs I went to visit a cousin, Horace Farr, whom I had not seen for fifty-three years. He and wife were very kind to me.
We stopped again at LaJunta, Colorado, five hours and arrived at Albuquerque. Here I met Brother Kimball. Arrived in Holbrook at 5:00 A.M. and got breakfast with Brother Fish. Brother Kimball took the mail and went to St. Johns and Wilford met me with a team one mile outside Holbrook. Home and found all well. Work had gone behind and we had lost our best calf.
Brother Kimball, Professor Emil Maeser, and Brother Larson arrived and held meeting. They were talking about the LDS Academy at Thatcher, Arizona and urging students to attend. The river raised so high that they should not cross the river and I gave these three brethren their patriarchal blessings on Saturday. At 7:00 P.M. Brother Kimball lectured on the Indians It was most interesting.
I ordained Wilford an elder. Bishop L. M. Savage was with me. It was fast day. Friday, 18th. Thomas and children came on a visit. I blessed all seven of the children. Thomas gave me forty dollars on the horse, Cub, I was very busy hauling wheat and getting Wilford