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Jul 10, 1837

Journal Entry

July 10, 1837 ~ Monday

10th I walked in company with Elder Hale to Colleinsville I had an
interview with Samuel Barber uncle Ozem was assisting
in building a stone dam across the river at Collensville. I visited a
pine grove that I often retired to in 1830 for prayer & meditation
I had many interesting seasons by day & by night while tending
a mill for Collins in 1830, in the pine grove above spoken of. I
spent about 3 hours in this hours groves reading the book of mormon
and prayer. I met at the city hall in Colleinsville at 6 oclock PM
for the purpose of preaching the gospel to the people. immediat-
ely after I arose and commenced speaking the beating of
drums was herd at the doors laughing & sneering was prev-
ilen [prevalent] in the congregation the prysbeterian Priest was en-
raged against the truth as soon as I closed the priest hurried
himself to the place whare I stood I was immediately surro-
unded by the congregation. The priest said I had no righ[t]
to enjoy my opinion he became angry & said many verry
inconsistant thinkgs after presenting him with some cutting
truths he left me. & rege the priest & the people with very
few exceptions rejected us & our testimony Brother Hale
& Ozem Woodruff & myself repaird to the groves for
prayer we had a good time. We spent the time or night at
BMr Bush distance of the day 3 miles

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Hale, Jonathan Harriman
1 Feb 1800 - 4 Sep 1846
147 mentions
Missionary
1 mention
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Woodruff, Ozem, b. 1787
3 Nov 1787 - 18 Feb 1871
156 mentions
Family
Barber, Samuel Thompson
21 Oct 1800 - 25 Jun 1861
4 mentions
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July 12, 1837 ~ Wednesday 12th And during the night at 2 oclock AM, uncle Ozem Woodruff & his houshold believed the fullness of the everlasting gospel & I led them fourth at the same hour of the night and baptized them for the remission of their sins, being three of them. viz Ozem Woodruff, Hannah Woodruff, & John Woodruff, their son. Glory to God in the Highest for this blessing the Lord hath given me the desires of my heart in this think thing which is in fulfillment of a vision given me in 1818 all is now fulfilled
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1857 Draft 2

received me kindly. On the , I preached in the city hall in Colinsville, and a mob gathered and attempted to break up the meeting, with fife and drum, hollowing and yelling; they were stirred urged on by a presbyterian priest; at the close of the meeting the priest came to me with his rabble and asked many questions; he said, I had no right to my opinion, and no man had a right to preach the Gospel unless he had a collegiate education, I told him I would admit that point when he could tell me ^at^ what

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]], they received me kindly. On the th I preached in the city hall in Collinsvill and a mob gathered and attempted to break up the meeting

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

On the Elder Hale and myself went to Collensville w[h]ere uncle Ozem was assisting in building a stone dam across the river. There I visited a grove where I had often retired in 1830 for prayer and meditation. I had here many interesting seasons by day and by night while tending the mill for Collens in 1830. In this pine grove I spent three hours in reading the Book of Mormon and in prayer At six o'clock p.m. I met at the city hall at Collensville for the purpose of preaching the Gospel to the people. Immediately after I arose and commenced speaking drums were heard at the door and laughing and sneering were provoked in the congregation. The Presbyterian priest was enraged against the truth and as soon as I closed he hurried himself to the place where I stood and I was immediately surrounded by the congregation. The priest said I had no right to enjoy my opinion and he became angry and said many very inconsistant things. The priest and people with very few exceptions rejected our testimony. Afterwards brother Hale uncle Ozem and myself repaired to the grove for prayer where we had a good time

Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

church; they received me kindly. On the , I preached in the City Hall in Colinsville, and a mob gathered and attempted to break up the meeting, with fife and drum, hollowing and yelling; they were urged on by a Presbyterian priest. At the close of the meeting the priest came to me with his rabble, and asked many questions; he said I had no right to my opinion, and no man had a right to preach the gospel unless he had a collegiate education. I told him I would admit that point when he would tell me at what college Jesus Christ and his apostles obtained their education: the priest and rabble then left.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

On the , I preached in the City Hall in Colinsville, and a mob gather- ed and attempted to break up the meeting, with fife and drum, holloa- ing and yelling; they were urged on by a Presbyterian priest. At the close of the meeting the priest came to me

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Jul 10, 1837