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Jul 2, 1838

Journal Entry

July 02, 1838 ~ Monday

July 2nd I took the parting hand with Brother DWebster & I bid him God speed & he returned to his friends
I also took the parting hand with Sister Anna Cossett & her two daughters Betsey & Anna, may the
Lord bless them. I enjoyed a plesant walk with Sister Eunice at the setting sun we walked upon
the canal We viewed the river & plesant fields and partook of some buries [berries] by the way side this is the
last walk I have enjoyed with my sister. After evening prayers with the family Father retired to rest &
I spent a season in compnversation with Mother & we felt sensibly the weight of the powers of temptation
that try the souls of men but out of them all the Lord delivers his Saints. I also spent a short time
with Sister Eunice before retireing. We mingled our sympathy's tears & prayers together before a Throne
of grace, truly how strong is the cord of consanguinity of& of the Blood of Christ united in binding the
hearts of Saints together. And how blessings brighten as they take there flight this was the last night
I spent beneath my fathers roof May the Lord protect thy household & bring thee safe to Zion

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Cossett, Anna
11 Jun 0811 - 2 Nov 1907
22 mentions
Family
59 mentions
Family
Woodruff, Aphek, b. 1779
11 Nov 1779 - 28 May 1861
548 mentions
Family
Woodruff, Azubah Hart
31 Jul 1792 - 20 Mar 1851
255 mentions
Family
Alvord, Betsey Cossett
19 Jan 1806 - 5 Feb 1884
100 mentions
Family
Webster, Dwight
13 Apr 1814 - 19 Aug 1868
129 mentions
Family
Webster, Eunice Hart Woodruff
19 Jun 1821 - 15 Jun 1853
263 mentions
Family

Related Documents

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Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

Monday, , was the last day and night I spent at my father's home while upon this mission. At the setting of the sun I took the last walk with my sister I ever had with her while in my native State. We walked by the canal and viewed the river and fields, and conversed upon our future destiny. After evening prayer with the family, my father retired to rest, and I spent a season with my step-mother who had reared me from my infancy. In conversation we felt sensibly the weight of the power of temptation, out of which the Lord had delivered us. I also spent a short time with my sister Eunice, the only sister I was ever blessed with in my father's family. I had baptized her into the Church and Kingdom of God, and we mingled our sympathies, prayers and tears together before the throne of grace. How truly are the bonds of consanguinity and of the blood of Christ united in binding the hearts of the Saints of God together, and "how blessings brighten as they take their flight!" This being the last night I was to spend beneath my father's roof while upon this mission, I felt the weight of it, and my prayer was, "O, Lord, protect my father's house, and bring him to Zion!" (which prayer was granted.)

Daybook (9 May - 9 July 1838)

2nd I took the parting hand with Brother Webster who returned to his friends I also took the parting hand with Sister Anna Cossett Betsey &c [ink smear] I enjoyed a plesant walk in the evening with Sister Eunice upon the canal we viewed the river & plesant fields & partook of some berries by the way this is the last walk I ever enjoyed with her after prayer with

Daybook (9 May - 9 July 1838)

the family I spent a Short time with Eunice before retiring we mingled our sympathys tears & prayers to gether before a throne of grace

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

Monday, , was the last day and night I spent at my father's home while upon this mission. At the setting of the sun I took the last walk with my sister I ever had with her while in my native State. We walked by the canal and viewed the river and the fields, and conversed upon our future destiny. After evening prayer with the family, my father retired to rest, and I spent a season with my stepmother, who had reared me from my infancy. In conver- sation we felt sensibly the weight of the power of temptation, out of which the Lord had delivered us. I also spent a short time with my sis- ter Eunice, the only sister I was ever blessed with in my father's family. I had baptized her into the Church and Kingdom of God, and we mingled our sympathies, prayers, and tears together before the throne of grace. How truly are the bonds of consan- guinity and of the blood of Christ united in binding the hearts of the Saints of God together, and "how blessings brighten as they take their flight." This being the last night I was to spend beneath my father's roof while upon this mission, I felt the weight of it, and my prayer was, "O, Lord, protect my father's house, and bring him to Zion!" (which prayer was granted.)

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Wilford receives news of his calling as an apostle; and call to go on mission to England with apostles.

Jul 2, 1838