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Sep 5, 1837

Journal Entry

September 05, 1837 ~ Tuesday

5 [FIGURE] We walked about a mile from Mr Babbidge and went to the top of
a high ledge and stop'd on a smooth granite rock covering two acres, some
of the face of it was covered with a light soil out of which grew the pine, the
whoretlebury & wintergreen. We sat down under the shade of a pine
for morning prayers, & O, what glorious contemplations vibrated our
souls. Elder Hale read the XVI ch of Jeremiah that spake of the hunters
and fishers that God should chuse in the last days to gather Israel. And
of a truth here we were on an Island of the sea standing upon a rock
whare we could survey the gallant ships, and also the Island, which
was as full of rocks, holes, & caves perhaps as any part of the earth.
But what had brought us here? Ah to search out the Blood of Ephraim &
gather him from these Islands, rocks, holes, & caves, which were numerous
While the sun shed his beams to gladden earth, the spirit of God caused,
our souls to rejoice. I sat down in company with Elder Hale, we read,
and sung, and prayed, and rejoiced. We spake of the ancient Prophets &
Apostles in Jerusalem and Asia, Also of Nephphi, Alma, Mormon & Moroni
in America. We Also spake of Joseph, Oliver, Sidney, & of the twelve

& Seventies, esspecially, Kimble, Hide, Goodson & others in England. Of Page
& Blakesley on Canida & many others we thought and spake of. While
filled with these meditations, & the Promises of GOD, we fell upon our knees
and thanked the God of heaven, & Prayed for all Israel, not forgetting
the Church of Latter Day Saints, head nor foot. We plead with God for
Joseph, & for all the Elders and members, esspecially our wives. Our
souls rejoiced, & we went our way with glad hearts. Will not the
rememberance of these things, remain forever, esspecially untill our heads
are silver'd o'er with age. Tell it unto your childrens children. We
preached in No. 2 at 7 oclock PM. & spent the night at Mr John Smith's 6 m[iles]

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We sat down under the shade of a pine for morning prayers, & O, what glorious contemplations vibrated our souls. Elder Hale read the XVI. ch of Jeremiah that spake of the hunters and fishers that God should chuse in the last days to gather Israel. And of a truth here we were on an Island of the sea standing upon a rock whare we could survey the gallant ships, and also the Island. which was as full of rocks, holes, & caves perhaps as any part of the earth. But what had brought us here? Ah to search out the Blood of Ephraim & gather him from these Islands, rocks, holes, & caves, which were numerous While the sun shed his beams to gladden earth, the spirit of God caused, our souls to rejoice. I sat down in company with Elder Hale, we read, and sung, and Prayed, and rejoiced. We spake of the ancient Prophets & Apostles in Jerusalem and Asia, Also of Nephhi, Alma, Mormon & Moroni in America. We Also spake of Joseph, Oliver, Sidney, & of the twelve
~ Wilford Woodruff
We sat down under the shade of a pine for morning prayers, & O, what glorious contemplations vibrated our souls. Elder Hale read the XVI. ch of Jeremiah that spake of the hunters and fishers that God should chuse in the last days to gather Israel. And of a truth here we were on an Island of the sea standing upon a rock whare we could survey the gallant ships, and also the Island. which was as full of rocks, holes, & caves perhaps as any part of the earth. But what had brought us here? Ah to search out the Blood of Ephraim & gather him from these Islands, rocks, holes, & caves, which were numerous While the sun shed his beams to gladden earth, the spirit of God caused, our souls to rejoice. I sat down in company with Elder Hale, we read, and sung, and Prayed, and rejoiced. We spake of the ancient Prophets & Apostles in Jerusalem and Asia, Also of Nephhi, Alma, Mormon & Moroni in America. We Also spake of Joseph, Oliver, Sidney, & of the twelve
~ Wilford Woodruff
& seventies, esspecially, Kimble, Hide, Goodson & others in England. Of Page & Blakesley on Canida & many others we thought and spake of. While filled with these meditations, & the Promises of GOD, we fell upon our knees and thanked the God of heaven, & Prayed for all Israel, not forgetting the Church of Latter Day Saints, head nor foot. We plead with God for Joseph, & for all the Elders and members, esspecially our wives. Our souls rejoiced, & we went our way with glad hearts. Will not the rememberance of these things, remain forever, esspecially untill our heads are silver'd o'er with age. Tell it unto your childrens children.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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The next we went to the top of a high ledge and stoped on a smooth granite rock covering two acres. Some of the face of it was covered with a light soil out of which grew the pine the whoretlebury and wintergreen. We sat down under the shade of a pine for morning prayers. Brother Hale read the XVI ch. of Jeremiah which speaks of the hunters and fishers which God would send in the last days to gather Israel. Of a truth here we were on an Island of the sea standing upon a rock where we could [survey] the ships and the places arround as full of rocks holes and caves as any part of the earth and were here to search out the blood of Ephraim and gather him from these Islands rocks holes and caves. I sat in company with Elder Hale and while the sun was shedding his beams to gladden the earth the spirit of God caused our souls to rejoice. We read and sung and rejoiced in the Lord; we spake of the ancient Prophets and Apostles in Jerusalem in Asia and also of Nephi Alma Mormon Moroni and others in America We also spake of Joseph Oliver Sidney and of the Twelve and the Seventies. Nor did we forget brothers Kimball and Hide and the others on their mission to England and the Elders on their missions in general. While filled with these meditations and the promises of God we fell upon our knees and prayed unto the Lord for all Israel and especially for Joseph.

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