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Day in the Life

May 31, 1836

Journal Entry

May 31, 1836 ~ Tuesday
Spent this 31st DAY of MAY at Br Fry Eagle Creek
and found it to be the most interesting, important
& instructive day of my LIFE. For on this Glorious
DAY I was ordained unto the High Priesthood
and also as one of the second seventy & sealed up
unto Eternal LIFE
under the hands of my
Beloved Brethren, VIZ Eldder's David W Patten &
Warren Parrish my ordination was requested by
the PRESIDENCY of the church at Kirtland Ohio
Their was glorious things Pronounced upon my head
in my ordination by the spirit of Prophecy & Reve
lation
some I will mention which are as follows
That although my enemies would strive to take
my life & confine me in dungeons & Prisons yet
God should give me power over my enemies &
deliver me out of their hands & from their
vaults, prisons, & caves in the name of Jesus
Christ. & that men would bow at my feet
& worship me if I did not say to them do it not
& that Kings would bow before me &
Princes give me their hand & that I should
Baptize them into the Kingdom of God & that
I should be blessed on the EARTH when my
head blossomed with age & if I desired it I should
remain on the Earth untill the comeing of the
Savior & that God would give me the desire of
my heart & that God had had his eye upon me
all my life long to prepare me for this work
YEA {even when my spirit was playing around the throne of God in eternity} that I shou
ld travel to the nations of the Eearth & the Islands
of the sea to Proclam the word of God. When
these and other blessings were pronounced
upon my head I was filled with the Power
& Spirit of God. EVEN SO LET IT BE AMEN
O GOD THE ETERNAL FATHER I ASK
THE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
TO PREPARE ME FOR THY USE AND
GIVE ME THE SPIRIT OF MY MISHION

I also on this Wrote a Letter to Presi
dent O Cowdery Kirtland Ohio containing one subsc
criber for M & Ad & $2 dollars for M & Ad this Letter
contained the substance of the two Letters I mailed for
Kirtland Dated March 12, 1836 which we suppose
are lost I sent this Letter & money by the hand of
Elder Elias F Wells who was going direct to Kirtland
& may God give him a safe return

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Patten, David Wyman
14 Nov 1799 - 25 Oct 1838
136 mentions
Apostle
32 mentions
Fry, Joseph
1769-1844
53 mentions
1835 Southern Convert
Cowdery, Oliver
3 Oct 1806 - 3 Mar 1850
125 mentions
Apostle
Parrish, Warren Farr
10 Jan 1803 - 3 Jan 1877
181 mentions
Apostle

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May 31, 1836 ~ Tuesday Spent this 31st DAY of MAY at Br Fry Eagle Creek and found it to be the most interesting, important & instructive day of my LIFE. For on this Glorious DAY I was ordained unto the High Priesthood and also as one of the second seventy & sealed up unto Eternal LIFE under the hands of my Beloved Brethren VIZ Elders David W Patten & Warren Parrish my ordination was requested by the PRESIDENCY of the church at Kirtland Ohio Their was glorious things Pronounced upon my head in my ordination by the spirit of Prophecy & Reve lation some I will mention which are as follows That although my enemies would strive to take my life & confine me in dungeons & Prisons yet God should give me power over my enemies & deliver me out of their hands & from their vaults, prisons, & caves in the name of Jesus Christ. & that men would bow at my feet & worship me if I did not say to them do it not & that Kings would bow before me & Princes give me their hand & that I should Baptize them into the Kingdom of God & that I should be blessed on the EARTH When my head blossomed with age & if I desired it I should remain on the Earth untill the comeing of the Savior & that God would give me the desire of my heart & that God had had his eye upon me all my life long to prepare me for this work YEA {even when my spirit was playing around the throne of God in eternity} that I shou ld travel to the nations of the Eearth & the Islands of the sea to Proclam the word of God. When these and other blessings were Pronounced Upon my head I was filled with the Power & Spirit of God.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Daybook (Appointment Book with 1836 Daybook)

May 31st To O Cowdery by F. Wells 1 subscriber $2.00 for papers

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

& Albert Petty a teacher. On the I was ordained under the hands of David W Patten & Warren Parrish, Elder Patten being mouth unto the office of the High Priesthood & a member of the 2nd Quorum of Seventies [FIGURE] Elder Patten prophesied many blessings upon my head. We continued to extend our labour upon a circuit of several hundred miles. Elder A. O. Smoot also laboured constantly with us and Benjamin L Clapp freequently—we would travel at times two by two then we would all meet to gether ^to hold conferences &c^ at certain points we laboured dilligently & faithfully administering in the ordinances of the gospel as we had an opportunity. Persecution began to rage against us in Benton County Tennessee and

Daybook (31 December 1835 - 3 January 1837)

31 Spent the Day at Br Fry's & found it to be the most interesting & important & instructive day of my LIFE for on this Glorious DAY I was ordained unto the High Priesthood under the hands of my Beloved Brethren. VIZ, Elders David W. Patten & Warren Parrish I was Also ordained as one of the second Seventy & sealed up unto eternal LIFE my ordination was requested by the PRESIDENCY of the church at Kirtland Ohio their was glorious things Pronounced upon my head in my ordination by Prophecy & Revelation some I will mention which are as follows that although my enemies would strive to

Daybook (31 December 1835 - 3 January 1837)

I also on this Wrote a Letter to President O Cowdery Kirtland containing one subscr[i]ber for M[essenger] & Ad[vocate] & $2 dollars for M & Ad this Letter contained the substance of the two Letters I mailed for Kirtland dated March 12 1836 which we suppose are lost I sent this Letter & money by the hand of Elder Elias F Wells who was going direct to Kirtland I took the Parting hand with our Beloved Brother Wells may God give him a safe return to Kirtland While holding the office of an Elder from the 28th of June 1835 to the 31st of May 1836 I Travled 2557 Miles & held 182 meetings. Baptized 48 Persons. Blessed 19 children. Ordained 2 Elder's 2 Priest 3 Teachers 3 Deacons Procured 23 subscribers for M & Ad 2 for Star $91 dollars for the house of the Lord. Wrote 18 Letters held 7 debates 2 conferences 5 healed under my hand 83 mobs came ^against^ me

Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

——I was ordained by David W. Patten a member of the second quorum of Seventies. We labored over a circuit of several hundred miles; br. Smoot labored with us, and br. Clapp frequently. We traveled two by two, and all met together to hold conferences.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

——I was ordained by David W. Patten, a member of the Second Quorum of Seventies. We labored over a circuit of several hundred miles. Brother Smoot la- bored with us, and brother Clapp frequently. We travelled two by two, and all met together to hold Confe- rences. (To be continued.)

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

I was ordained on the a member of the second quorum of Seventies under the hands of David W. Patten and Warren Parrish. At the close of the conference we separated for a short time. Elders Patten and Parrish labored in Tennessee, Brother,

Autobiography 1892 Deseret News Notes

I was ordained a Seventy.

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

I was ordained on the a member of the second quorum of Seven- ties under the hands of David W. Patten and Warren Parrish. At the close of the conference we separated for a short time. Elders Pat- ten and Parrish labored in Tennessee, Brother Smoot and myself in Kentucky.

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Wilford called to be a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy at age 29.

May 31, 1836