James Holt and his sick horse, 1940 Nauvoo

Horse, sick

From Jame Holt’s autobiography:

Soon after my arrival in Nauvoo, my only horse took sick, and hearing of a horse doctor close by, I went to see him. He said if I would give him half what the horse was worth  after he was cured, and if I would get the medicine, he would undertake to cure him. I asked him how much medicine it would take and he said it would take about ten dollars’ worth. I asked him how much he would give me for the horse now, as he was. He said he would not give me one dollar. Well, said I, “I would surely be a fool to spend ten dollars for a horse that is not worth one dollar.”

That night I asked the Lord to cure my horse,  and if he would do so I would sell it and give half the proceeds to the Church for the building up of His Zion upon the earth. Next morning the horse was well, I went forth and sold him for two hundred bushels of corn and gave one hundred bushels to the Church.

Corn 1  Corn bushel is 56 lbsCorn cob


About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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