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Apr 26, 1834

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April 26, 1834 ~ Saturday
26 I was introduced to Elder Brigham Young
Heber C Kimball Br Young gave me a Butcher knife^

Brother Joseph invited
us to take up our abode with him &
accordingly we did and boarded at his
house most of the time for a week here I
became not ownly acquainted with him
and his family but with many of the
brethren both high priests, Elders, and
private members those which were making
it their home at Kirtland and also those
which were gathering for the purpose of going


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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
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Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
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Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal
It was the , that I was first introduced to Elders Brigham Young and H. C. Kimball. When I met Brother Brigham, he had his hands full of butcher knives; he gave me one, and told me to go and put a good handle on it, which I did. I also had a good sword, which Brother Joseph wanted, and I gave it to him. He carried it all the way in Zion's camp to Missouri, and when he returned home he gave it back to me. When I was called to go on a mission to the South I left the sword and knife with Lyman Wight. When he was taken prisoner at Far West, with Joseph and Hyrum, he had both the sword and knife with him. All their weapons were taken from them, so were the arms of many of the Saints at Far West, under promise that they should be returned to them when they were prepared to leave the State. When the brethren went to get their arms, Father James Allred saw my sword, which Lyman Wight had laid down, and took it and left his own, and afterwards gave it to me and I still have it. I prize it because the Prophet Joseph carried it in Zion’s Camp. The knife I never obtained.


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Apr 26, 1834