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Day in the Life

Jul 14, 1838

Journal Entry

July 14, 1838 ~ Saturday

JULY 14th The events of this day & the merciful providences of GOD with us are of such a
nature that we deem ^them^ worthy of a place in our Journal to remind us at least that the LORD makes
the bed of his Saints in their sickness & that amid ther deepest wounds of affliction & sorrow
Pain or distress it is safe to trust in HIM. Mrs Woodruff was called at an early hour this
morning to pass through that scene of sickness which is common among women in every age of
the world. But after praying with her & laying hands upon her & imploring the mercy of God in her
behalf she was spedily blessed with the birth of a fine daughter which was her first born. Her
name is [FIGURE] SARAH EMMA WOODRUFF. She was born JULY 14th 1838 at half past five
oclock in the morning. O Lord prepare her for thyself! Make her worthy to stand among the Daughters of ZION.


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Our daughter Sarah Emma in half an hour after she was born performed a journey in the arms of Sister
Sarah Foss through the garret, chambers, & lower rooms, & principly through the whole house. Is not this an omen
of her being an extensive traveller in her day let time determin. Mrs Woodruff was comfortable through the day
more so than could have been expected.

Happy is that people whose God is the Lord [Psalm 144:15]


Browse people Wilford Woodruff mentioned on this day in his journal.

Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
1551 mentions
Foss, Sarah Brackett Carter
30 Sep 1800 - 4 Mar 1894
180 mentions
Woodruff, Sarah Emma
14 Jul 1838 - 17 Jul 1840
161 mentions

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