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  • Page 382

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    12 The Lord has raised up Prophets And Apostles who have cryed aloud to this Generation with the proc- lamation of the gospel for half a centaury and warned them of the Judgments which were to come, And the inhabitants of the Earth have rejected this Testimony and shed the Blood of the Lords Anointed, and persecuted the Saints of God, And the consequence is that darkness covers the Earth, and gross darkness the people and the Lord is withholding his spirit from the inhabitants of the Earth and the Devil is ruling over his own Kingdom ...
  • Page 383

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    13 What I have spoken I have spoken and I excuse not myself And though the Heavens and [Earth] pass away my words will not pass away but but will all be fulfilled saith the Lord of Hosts I subscribe myself an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ And a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The following page was omitted in copy Wilford Woodruff * If I would not I would never be fit to associate with the prophets and Patriarchs of old, and I could not But despise in my ...
  • Page 384

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    14 Feb 27,1879 the redemption of the world And his Apostles followed his Example for the word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. And Joseph Smith has proved to the Heaven & Earth to God Angels and Men that He would abide in his Covenant Even unto Death And none of us will ever be called to do any thing more. Any of us would certainly be ashamed to deny the faith to accomodate our Enemies then meet the Prophets and Apostles in the spirit world. May God forbid that ...
    Dates:
    February 27, 1879 February 28, 1879
  • Page 385

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 1, 1879 ~ Saturday [FIGURE] Wilford Woodruff Born March 1, 1807 72 Years of Age March 1, 1879 March 1, 1879 At 10 oclok this morning I followed John D. T McAllister into the Creation Room in St George Temple I there met with 159 Brethren and Sisters who had met to get their Endowments for the Dead and all but ten of them had met to get Endowments for my Dead friends as a Birth day Present for me 100 women & 48 Men were going ...
    Dates:
    March 1, 1879
  • Page 386

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 1, 1879 day I think it is the most sealings Ever Administered to any one couple in one day and at one time in this generation if not in this world I was weary in body I remained in the Temple untill 8 oclok then I walked up to to E Snows and spent the night And felt thankful to God my heavenly father for the Blessings I had obtained upon this my Birth day March 2, 1879 ~ Sunday 2. [FIGURE] Sunday I wrote 2 sheets to Phebe ...
    Dates:
    March 2, 1879 March 3, 1879
  • Page 387

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Though many humble have sunk in death Unto their names has fame lent not a Breath But they are not forgotten Time has flung The portals of the world unseen ajar And those that lived are stepping up and on To exaltation by the help of Friends That living in mortality can aid The dead and gone. The Plan of Life And of salvation has been wisely laid That all that will obey may enter in To joy and to salvation blessed state For this we gather here as day By day Rolls on to join Endless Eternity To work ...
  • Page 388

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Invocation! Lines Inscribed to Elder W Woodruff We do well to call you great— your worth In vindicating the cause of truth Long and loud from East, West, South, and North Far from the scenes of all thy Early Youth On the side of Truth, thy, voice is always heard Reaching e'en beyound the seas to sound the word Demons rage— yet onward upward is thy course My mind runs back to Early days of yore Bear with me while I tell those trials O'er First a Priest on Journey long in swampy land Alone and— thy ...
  • Page 389

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Can you forget when first you Salt Lak^e^ saw Your hopes ran high— your bosom heaved with awe The Prophet Brigham in your carriage lay You loved him well, You'll not forget the day x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x We grew and prospered in these desert lands We sought and strove to keep the Lords commands Unnumbered blessings to the saints were given Shower'd by the bounteous hand of Heaven Again our foes relentless— sought us out And counted all our former trials ...
  • Page 390

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 4, 1879 ~ Tuesday March 4, 1879 [FIGURES] I this day looked over my Temple Record And Found that myself and family had Been Baptized up to this date for 27053 including the Woodruff & hart family A few of the Thompson and HartCarter family there were in this number of the Woodruff family Males 152, Females 201, Total 353. Of the Harts Males 614 Females 621 Total 1235. Of the Thompsons Males 10, Females 18 Total, 28. Of the Carter family Males 3 Females 2 ...
    Dates:
    March 4, 1879 March 5, 1879 March 6, 1879 March 7, 1879
  • Page 391

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 8, 1879 ~ Saturday March 8, 1879 We drove to Kanab and stoped with Bishop Johnson [FIGURE] I wrote 3 letters to Phebe Bleak & McAllister 20 M March 9, 1879 ~ Sunday 9 Sunday We are having a two days Conference I wrote yesterday and did not attend meeting. This morning the Statistical report was read. W Woodruff then spoke 56 minutes. Afternoon The report of the Sabbath School wer given, Erastus Snow spoke ...
    Dates:
    March 8, 1879 March 9, 1879 March 10, 1879 March 11, 1879 March 12, 1879 March 13, 1879 March 14, 1879
  • Page 392

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 14, 1880 [1879] which we named the Hogs Back. It was the worst hill Ridge or Mountain that I Ever attempted to cross with a team and waggon on Earth we hagd 4 Horses on a waggon of 1500 lb weight and for two rods we could ownly gain from 4 inches to 24 with all the power of the horses & two men rolling at the hind wheels and going Down on the other side was still more steep rocky and sandy which would make it much ...
    Dates:
    March 15, 1879 March 16, 1879 March 17, 1879
  • Page 393

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 17, 1879 The country from Willow Springs is the most Peculiar Country I ever visited for some 200 miles it is one continuous desert of Rock, mounds, sand hills gravel beds &c Many tons of Rocks look as though they were hewn square like timber some were 20 feet long and from 12 to 18 inches square and all shapes & sizes. there hills of thin slate But in a decayed state Rocks in evry shape of man, woman, Palaces &c but a general desolation untill we come to the Bottom land South of Moancoppy ...
    Dates:
    March 18, 1879 March 19, 1879 March 20, 1879 March 21, 1879
  • Page 394

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 22, 1879 ~ Saturday March 22d 18879 John W Young Pitched a tent this morning beside of his for me and I went into it and wrote 11 Letters [FIGURES] to J Jaques, E. Snow, Phebe, John Taylor Asahel, Emma & all the children in one Letter, Delight Sarah James Allen, Bleak McAllister & Nuttall ...
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    March 22, 1879 March 23, 1879 March 24, 1879 March 25, 1879 March 26, 1879
  • Page 395

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 26 18879 in which they live is from 1/2 to 1/4 of a mile wide, there is but 2 points whare this valley can be reached. that is in a stratta of soft material by the ware of time has worn away so that a trail is made but it requires a steady nerve & clear head to pass down this trail after passing down 1000 feet you can look down into the Valley some 3000 feet into what appears to be the last Jumping off place the trail is from ...
  • Page 396

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 27, 1879 ~ Thursday March 27, 1879 I spent the day in assisting to lay a stone floor in the store room The wind and sand blew fearfully all day. March 28, 1879 ~ Friday 28 Wind still blowing hard this morning we finished the floor this morning I spent the day in camp March 29, 1879 ~ Saturday 29 I visited a small lake 1/2 a mile from camp and shot ten Teal Ducks My Dog Bobby went into the Lake and Brought ...
    Dates:
    March 27, 1879 March 28, 1879 March 29, 1879 March 30, 1879 March 31, 1879
  • Page 397

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 1, 1879 ~ Tuesday April 1, 1879 I assisted in placing the wool press in position April 2, 1879 ~ Wednesday 2d It rained for the first time to day since I have been here John W Moved into his new store to day. I assisted him in Moving April 3, 1879 ~ Thursday 3. [FIGURE] I wrote one letter to Lot Smith I spent most of the day in moving goods into the New Store John W Young bought ...
    Dates:
    April 1, 1879 April 2, 1879 April 3, 1879 April 4, 1879 April 5, 1879 April 6, 1879
  • Page 398

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 6, 1879 find me alive and a free man God knoweth April 7, 1879 ~ Monday 7. We had a terrible sand storm to day the wind blew so hard that it was almost impossible for a man to work out of Doors John W Young Placed his water ram in the creek to day He had 12 feet fall water rum through a 1 1/2 inch p[i]pe 100 feet rise which brought the water into the fort on top of the hill which was a vary ingennous invention April ...
    Dates:
    April 7, 1879 April 8, 1879 April 9, 1879 April 10, 1879 April 11, 1879 April 12, 1879 April 13, 1879 April 14, 1879 April 15, 1879 April 16, 1879
  • Page 399

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 17, 1879 ~ Thursday April 17, 1879 We left Moan Copy to Visit the San Francisco Mountain we drove to Little Colorado the first time I Ever saw that River. John W Young, Wm Gibbons & myself formed the company we had 7 Animals 29 Mils April 18, 1879 ~ Friday 18 We drove 30 Miles visited the Black falls and camped 30. April 19, 1879 ~ Saturday 19 Drove to Grand falls and nooned we visited the ...
    Dates:
    April 17, 1879 April 18, 1879 April 19, 1879 April 20, 1879 April 21, 1879 April 23, 1879
  • Page 400

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 22, 1879 had highered went to work and cleaned the cabin out and Deposited all their freight in it the Altitude of this spring & place is 8040 feet, the place is sheltered on the East North & west and by the Mountain on the South it is open and opens into one of the most Beautiful natural parks I ever saw in my life it contains about 4000 Acres bordered all around with tall long leaf pine trees 12 M April 23, 1879 ~ Wednesday 23 John ...
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    April 23, 1879 April 24, 1879
  • Page 401

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 24, 1879 and there left the man & his effects we then drove to Turkey tanks & spent the night 25 Miles April 25, 1879 ~ Friday 25 We herd the wild Turkeys gobble around us before we were up but we saw none of them. We watched the tank an hour but none came to drink we drove 5 miles & John W left us & crossed the country on Horsback to find a new road. We saw some Anti- lope. We drove to grand falls & camped for ...
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    April 25, 1879 April 26, 1879 April 27, 1879 April 28, 1879 April 29, 1879