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Day in the Life

Aug 9, 1838

Journal Entry

August 09, 1838 ~ Thursday

9 I walked to Mr Ebenezer Carvers from thence to Br Ephraim Luce I here met the Saints for a prayer meeting
& to council together Brother Justus Ames soon came in and brought with him the Elders Journal it was
the third No. printed but the first that was published in far west it was Dated July 1838. It contained ma-
ny important Items. It spread before the world all the procedings of the Saints in the west such as the
clensing of the Church, their councils & procedings & the names of those that were cut off from the
Church & had made shipwreck of faith &c. Brother Ames presented me also with a letter from Elder
Thomas B. Marsh containing important intelligence to myself as well as others. The letter was dated July 14th
1838. After meeting I walked to Brother Ames & spent the night {But sleep departed from me as I spent the night in deep meditation.} Distance 5

A Coppy of a letter Written by Elder Thomas B. Marsh Directed to Elder Willford Woodruff Dated July 14, 1838

Elder W. Woodruff,

[FIGURE] Sir; a fiew days since Prest. Joseph Smith jr and some others were assembled to
attend to some Church business when it was thought proper to select those who was designed of the
LORD to fill the places of those of the twelve who had fallen away namely Wm E Mclellin,
Lyman E. Johnson, Luke Johnson, and John F. Bointon. The persons selected were John E. Page, John
Taylor
, Willford Woodruff and Wilard Richards. On the following day five of the twelve with
President Rigdon and some others met and resolved that President Rigdon write to Br[other] Richards who
is now in England and inform him of his appointment, and that P. P. Pratt write to Orson Pratt and
inform him that the LORD has commanded that the [FIGURE] 12 assemble in this place as soon as possible
and that I should write to yourself. Know then Brother Woodruff by this that you are appointed to fill
the place of one of the twelve apostles; and that it is agreeable to the word of the LORD given vary
lately that you should come spedily to far west. And on the 26 of April next to take your leave
of the Saints here and depart for other climes acrosts the mighty deep! Yours in the love of God

Thomas B. Marsh

Wilford Woodruff


Far West July 14th 1838

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Carver, Ebenezer Waterman
1 Dec 1804 - 8 Jan 1895
37 mentions
Luce, Ephraim
30 Sep 1799 - 2 Mar 1880
35 mentions
112 mentions
Apostle
Boynton, John Farnham
20 Sep 1811 - 20 Oct 1890
16 mentions
Apostle
Taylor, John, b. 1808
1 Nov 1808 - 25 Jul 1887
1849 mentions
Apostle
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2226 mentions
Ames, Justus
15 May 1790 - 5 Jun 1861
60 mentions
Johnson, Luke
1807-1861
67 mentions
Apostle
Johnson, Lyman Eugene
24 Oct 1811 - 20 Dec 1859
19 mentions
Apostle
Pratt, Orson
19 Sep 1811 - 3 Oct 1881
1023 mentions
Apostle
Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
525 mentions
Apostle
Rigdon, Sidney
19 Feb 1793 - 14 Jul 1876
209 mentions
Marsh, Thomas Baldwin
1 Nov 1800 - 31 Dec 1865
98 mentions
Apostle
Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
514 mentions
Apostle
McLellin, William Earl
18 Jan 1806 - 24 Apr 1883
28 mentions
Apostle

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Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

On the I received a letter from Thomas B Marsh informing me of my appointment to fill the place in the Quorum of the Twelve of one who had fallen and I was requested to come to Far West as soon as possible to prepare for a mission to England in the spring. I immediately visited all the Saints upon both Islands and earnestly exhorted them to sell their property and prepare themselves to accompany me to the body of the Church in Missouri. Several immediately sold their property but many were poor and had not the means to. Brother Nathaniel Thomas said he would furnish means to help off all the poor saints upon Fox Islands who wished

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

arrived there on the . Here on the I was presented with the following letter from President Thomas B. Marsh: Called to the Twelve (A copy of a letter written by Thomas B. Marsh to Wilford Woodruff) Far West, July 14th 1838. Elder Wilford Woodruff. Sir, A few days since President Joseph Smith Jun and some others were assembled to attend to some Church business when it was thought proper to select those who were designed of the Lord to fill the places of those of the Twelve who had fallen away namely Wm. E. Mc Lellin Lyman E. Johnson Luke Johnson and John F Bointon. The persons selected were John E Page, John Taylor Wilford Woodruff and Willard Richards. On the following day five of the Twelve with President Rigdon and some others met and resolved that President Rigdon write to Brother Richards who is now in England and inform him of his appointment and that P. P. Pratt write to Orson Pratt and inform him that the Lord has commanded that the Twelve assemble in this place in this place as soon as possible and that I should write to yourself.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

—I received a letter from Thomas B. Marsh, informing me of my appointment to fill the place, in the Quorum of the Twelve, of one who had fallen, and I was requested to come to Far West as soon as possi- ble, to prepare for a mission to Eng- land in the sprlng. I immediately visited all the Saints upon both islands, and earnestly exhorted them to sell their property and prepare to accom- pany me to Missouri. Several im- mediately sold, but many were poor. Brother Nathaniel Thomas said he would furnish means to help off all the poor Saints who desired to go, and for this purpose went with me to

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

Haven]] on the , I received a letter from Thomas B. Marsh, who was then President of the Twelve Apostles, informing me that Joseph Smith, the Prophet, had received a revelation, naming as persons to be chosen to fill the places of those who had fallen; John E. Page, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff and Willard Richards. President Marsh added, in his letter, "Know then, Brother Woodruff, by this, that you are appointed to fill the place of one of the Twelve Apostles, and that it is agreeable to the word of the Lord, given very lately, that you should

Autobiography 1892 Deseret News Notes

Letter from T B Marsh, saying I appointed to Quo. of 12.

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

at North Vinal Haven on the 9th of August, I received a letter from Thomas B. Marsh, who was then President of the Twelve Apostles, informing me that Joseph Smith, the Prophet, had received a revelation, naming as persons to be chosen to fill the places of those who had fallen: John E. Page, John Taylor, Wil- ford Woodruff and Willard Richards. President Marsh added, in his letter, "Know then, Brother Woodruff, by this, that you are appointed to fill the place of one of the Twelve Apostles, and that it is agreeable to the word of the Lord, given very lately, that you should come

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

Aug 9, 1838