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Dec 31, 1834

Journal Entry

December 31, 1834 ~ Wednesday

Believeing it to be the duty of the latter day
Saints to consecrate and dedicate all
their properties with themselves unto
God in order to become lawful heirs
to the Celestial Kingdom of God. [Doctrine and Covenants 42:30] It
was under such a view of the subject
that I consecrated before the Bishop
of the Church of the latter day Saints
in Clay County Dec 31st 1834 the
following is a coppy of the consecration

Clay Co Missouri Dec 31st 1834
Be it known that I Willford Woodruff
do freely covenant with my God that
I freely consecrate and dedicate myself
together with all my properties and affects
unto the Lord for the purpose of assisting
in building up his kingdom even Zion
on the earth that I may keep his law and
lay all things before the bishop of his Church
that I may be a lawful heir to the
Kingdom of God even the Celestial
Kingdom

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Partridge, Edward
27 Aug 1793 - 27 May 1840
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Clay Co Missouri Dec 31st 1834 Be it known that I Willford Woodruff do freely covenant with my God that I freely consecrate and dedicate myself together with all my properties and affects unto the Lord for the purpose of assisting in building up his kingdom even Zion on the earth that I may keep his law and lay all things before the bishop of his Church that I may be a lawful heir to the Kingdom of God even the Celestial Kingdom
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1
Partridge]] who was the Presiding Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Clay County Mo. The following is a copy of the consecration. Clay County Missouri Dec 31st 1834. Be it known that I Wilford Woodruff do freely covenant with my God that I freely consecrate and Dedicate myself together with all my Propertyies and Effects unto the Lord for the purpose of assisting in building up his Kingdom even Zion on the Earth that I may keep his Law & lay all things before the Bishop of the Church that I may be a Lawful heir to the Kingdom of God even the Celestial Kingdom The following is an inventory of my Property laid Before the Bishop One Due Bill payable in one year $20. One trunk with its contents Principly Books $18, Hat Boots & clothing $23. One volice [valise] 2.50, One Englis watch 8.00 One Rifle & Equipments 9.00 One sword $5, One Pistol 1.50 sundries 3.00 Notes which are Doubtful and uncertain $150. Total $240.00

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Dec 31, 1834