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MOUNT PLEASANT PARK CAMP MEETING GROUNDS.

If Moses Hull had labored as faithfully for himself, as he did for the promotion of the cause of Spiritualism, he would have been a wealthy man. "How soon are we forgotten," said Rip Van Winkle. There are thousands no doubt, who attend the Mount Pleasant Park (Iowa) Camp Meeting and are not aware that Moses largely engineered that enterprise. A Camp Meeting had been organized by Col. Dorus M. Fox on grounds adjacent to Clinton, Iowa, owned by William Skinner, a Spiritualist of that city, but for some reason it was not a financial success. When Moses went to Clinton to hold some meetings he conceived the idea of forming a stock company and buying the property. Mr. Skinner would sell it on good terms and take a liberal amount of stock, himself. Here Moses met with opposition again, from one who has gone to the spirit world, who, no doubt, has seen his mistake. This person wrote "Strictly confidential" letters over the whole State, warning the friends against some scheme likely to come out of the movement, so that Moses had much difficulty in raising the required stock. To accomplish this, he and Mattie traveled in all parts of the State. Indeed, he met so many obstacles that a less indomitable person would have given up the task. But he persisted. It was enough that the enterprise was needed. Pending his efforts in this direction he advertised a grove meeting on the grounds and called together a number who had taken stock, and elected a Board of Trustees, so that the management should be out of his own hands. The stock was not all raised up to the time of this meeting, but other earnest men and women became interested in the enterprise, and he received help from them. In a year or two his, labors were crowned with success, and at last he had the pleasure of seeing the Clinton Camp as it was called, established, on a firm basis, and as a permanent institution. Here his work was done, and he turned his attention to other enterprises. It would be difficult to write the history of Modern Spiritualism for the last forty years and leave out the names of Moses and Mattie Hull.

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