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Mar 13, 1839

Journal Entry

March 13, 1839 ~ Wednesday

March 13th I being pressed in spirit to go to Quincy Adams County Illinois to visit the body of the Church which
had fled to that place to find an asylum for a season from the perilous persecutions that they were receiving
by the Inhabitants of the state of Missouri. it being about 1020 miles from Rochester Quincy stands on the bank
of the Missisippi River. I accordingly set out for this purpose accompanied by my wife & child & also
Brother & Sister Stephens. We Rode to Springfield & dined with Brother Whittle froom thence we rode
to Brother John Herret's & spent the night we had a plesent interview together. Distance 32 mil[es]


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Church leaders escape while being transported for trial with the help of their guards; Church members move to Commerce, Illinois and establish Nauvoo.
Wilford receives the official call to serve his third mission.

Mar 13, 1839