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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 18. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) IN tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family for more than three gen- erations. My great grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, and possessed an iron constitution and performed a great amount of manual labor nearly up ...
    Dates:
    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 March 11, 1814 March 12, 1816 June 1, 1816 June 19, 1818 March 22, 1820 June 19, 1821 November 25, 1827 December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835 January 18, 1835 January 19, 1835 July 1, 1838 October 18, 1838 August 4, 1841
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 19. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1858. VOL VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- March 2—We cut down a large cotton wood tree, and in two days dug out a canoe four feet wide and twelve long, put on a pair of oars and then rowed down the Arkansas river, 125 miles to Little Rock, begging our food by the way, a meal at ...
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    March 2, 1835 March 24, 1835 March 27, 1835 April 4, 1835 June 23, 1835 June 28, 1835 July 23, 1835 November 15, 1835 February 26, 1836 May 27, 1836 May 28, 1836 May 31, 1836 June 19, 1836 June 29, 1836 July 14, 1836 July 30, 1836 July 31, 1836 August 11, 1836 August 29, 1836 September 2, 1836 September 19, 1836 September 20, 1836 October 20, 1836 October 28, 1836 November 17, 1836 November 25, 1836 November 29, 1836 December 20, 1836 January 3, 1837 January 25, 1837 January 29, 1837 January 30, 1837 February 19, 1837 March 23, 1837 April 4, 1837 April 6, 1837
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 20. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1858. VOL VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- MAY 31—I left my wife and friends in Kirt- land, and walked to Fairport with bro. Hale; we were joined by Milton Holmes, and took the steamer Sandusky and arrived in Buffalo June 1st, and
    Dates:
    May 31, 1837 June 1, 1837 June 4, 1837 June 10, 1837 June 12, 1837 June 16, 1837 June 19, 1837 June 20, 1837 June 21, 1837 June 22, 1837 June 23, 1837 August 1, 1837 August 7, 1837 August 10, 1837 August 18, 1837 August 19, 1837 September 6, 1837 October 2, 1837 October 3, 1837 October 4, 1837 October 5, 1837 October 6, 1837 October 9, 1837 November 2, 1837 November 15, 1837 November 15, 1837 January 15, 1838 February 13, 1838 March 8, 1838 March 22, 1838 April 4, 1838 April 11, 1838 April 28, 1838 May 7, 1838 May 11, 1838
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 21. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- March 8, 1839—I attended a conference at Springfield, Illinois. —13—I took my family and started for Quincy, where I arrived on the 16th. I dined with Emma Smith at Judge Cleveland's. I then went on to the bank ...
    Dates:
    March 8, 1839 March 13, 1839 March 16, 1839 March 17, 1839 April 8, 1839 April 26, 1839 May 2, 1839 May 3, 1839 May 15, 1839 July 22, 1839 July 25, 1839 August 8, 1839 August 21, 1839 August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 September 2, 1839 September 10, 1839 September 12, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 7, 1839 November 1, 1839 December 13, 1839 December 19, 1839 January 11, 1840 January 13, 1840 January 18, 1840 January 21, 1840 January 29, 1840 March 1, 1840 March 3, 1840 March 6, 1840 March 22, 1840 April 9, 1840 April 22, 1840 July 17, 1840 August 18, 1840 April 20, 1841 May 20, 1841 October 6, 1841
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 22. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. -[Written at Great Salt Lake City, February, 1858.]- VARIED and diverse are the lives and for- tunes of men; while the paths of some are strewn with flowers and ease from the cradle to the grave, with naught to disturb their peace; others are marked victims of varied misfortunes ...
    Dates:
    July 23, 1842 August 10, 1842 September 12, 1843 October 5, 1846 July 5, 1848 April 21, 1856 April 28, 1856 April 29, 1856
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    power of the destroyer which had seized my body, and promised me in the name of the Lord, that I should not die but live to finish my work which was appointed me upon the earth. I soon began to recover. The poison and mortification left my system and centered in my arm, and was drawn from my arm thro' the aid of charcoal poultices, moistened with a strong decoction of wormwood, ragweed and wild sage; the dead flesh was removed from my arm with instruments and lunar caustic, and in a ...
  • Page 101

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Moved by Elder Kimble & seconded by Elder Richards that 20 of the Seventies be sent for & that it be left discretionary with the president of the Twelve to send for more if he think proper Meeting closed by prayer by Elder Kimble At a general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held in the Temperance Hall Preston, Lancashire, England; on the fifteenth Day of April Eighteen hundred & forty. Elder Kimble was called to ...
  • Page 102

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Wm Garner represented the church at Longton consisting of 51 members 2 E. 4 P. & 2 Teachers Teacher Joseph Jackson repd the Church at Southport 20 Members. 1 P. 1 T. Elder John Moon reps. the Church Dunbers Lane & Neighbourhood 54 M. 1 E. 2 P. 3 T. Richard Benson rep. the church at Hunters Hill 17 M. 1 E. 1 P. 1 ...
  • Page 103

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Thomas Smith rep the Church at Clithero 27 [M] 1 E. 3 P. Also the Church at Chatburn 84 M 1 E. 2 P. 2 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Dawnham ^Dunham^ 20 M 1 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Grindleton 5 M. Er Wm Clayton rep. the Church at Manchester 240 Members 2 E. 5 P. 4 T 1 D ...
  • Page 104

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Joseph Fielding rep. the Church at Alston Cumberland con[sisting] of 40 M. 2 E 2 P. 2 T. Er Wd Richards rep. the Church at Brampton consisting of 30 M. 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church at Bedford consi[sting] of 40 M 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church in Scotland consisting of 21 M. 3 E. The meeting was then adjourned for 1 hour ...
  • Page 105

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    be published under the Superintendance & direction of the Twelve for caried the benefit and information of the church as soon as a sufficient number of subscribers shall be obtained. Carried Mooved & Second. that Brother John Bleagard of Lambsbury be Ordained to the Office of a priest. Carried Mooved & Secd that bro James Corbridge of Thornly be Ordained to the Office of a priest. Carried Elder Kimble then ...
  • Page 106

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Mooved by Er Young & Secd by P P Pratt that this Conference be adjourned till the 6th Day of July next to be held in Preston at 10 oclok A.M. Carried The Meeting then Adjourned Heber C Kimble President Wm Clayton Clerk The whole Number of the Saints in England & Scotland including official members is Saints 1671 Elders 34 Priest ...
  • Page 107

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    for the Church. Mooved by Er Kimble & Sec. by Er P P Pratt that a Committy of three be appointed to make a selection of Hymns Mooved by Er Orson Pratt & Seconded. by Er Willford Woodruff that Elder Brigham Young Er P P Pratt & Er J. Taylor form the Committy for the Selection of the Hymns Mooved by Er W Richards Secd by
  • Page 108

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Mooved by Er John Taylor Secd. by Er P P Pratt that the copy right of the Book of Doctrins & Covenants & the Book of Mormon be secured as soon as possible Mooved by Elr W Woodruff secnd by Er W. Richards that Elders Brigham Young Heber C. Kimble & Parley P Pratt be the Committy to secure the Coppy Right Mooved by Er H C. Kimble secd by Er W Richards ...
  • Page 109

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    I Willford Woodruff being led by the spirit visited Frooms Hill in Herefordshire ^England^ 5 miles North of Ledbury on the 5th day of March 1840 & commenced preaching the word of God unto the people & many recieved my testimony & I commenced Baptizing such as should be saved & in one month & 5 days I Baptized Mr Thomas Kington the superintendant of the Church of the United Brethren which came out of the methodist connextion & I also Baptized forty ...
  • Page 110

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    have again returned into this part of the vine yard, & Elder B. Young is with me & I expect Elder Richards soon to assist in pruning this part of the vineyard. this field that is now open is about 40 miles from Bristol 40 from Birmingham & 120 from London. I expect the church will number several hundred in this region soon. I fou nd on my return that Elder Kington had baptized 10, & ...
  • Page 111

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    April 14, 1840 ~ Tuesday to April 16, 1840 ~ Thursday Thus I spent the 14, 15, ^&^ 16 of April siting in coun cil with my Brethen the Twelve & the Saints. I preached in the evening of the 15th, in the Tempera nce Hall to a crouded congregation. I felt Happy to have the privilege of sitting in council with my Brethen the Twelve in a foreign Nation to do the work of the Lord After our council closed on the 16th I walked with Elder
    Dates:
    April 14, 1840 April 16, 1840 April 17, 1840 April 18, 1840
  • Page 112

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    John Tayler commence his Labours in Liverpool, that P. P. Pratt go to Manchester to publish the periodical & that George A. Smith go to the Potteries & that Elders Brigham Young & W Richards go with me into the field or vineyard which I had opened in Herefordshire & the adjoining county. So I took the parting hand with the Twelve & Saints ...
    Dates:
    April 19, 1840 April 20, 1840 April 21, 1840
  • Page 113

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    in this City. We visited the Ancient noted splended Worcester Cathedral Which surpasses any thing for spel splender & architecture mine eyes ever beheld it was about 400 feet in length 800 or 900 years of age it contained many Monuments or portraits of persons which were graven out of marble & lade over the tombs or vaults of Ancient Bishops, Lords, & Princis, some of which had lane there for 7 or 800 years. It is said that some of these mon uments with their winding st[r]eets which ...
  • Page 114

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    most splended prospect of all the surrounging country for 30 miles, & on some of the highest peaks are large intrenchments whare men retreated to in the time of the roman war, The buildings in the village of Malvern are splendid standing on the side of these Hills. It has long been a place of retreat for the Kings Queens princis Lords & Noblemen of London & other parts of England to visit in the summer season. We had a view ...
    Dates:
    April 22, 1840