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Apr 3, 1839

Journal Entry

April 03, 1839 ~ Wednesday

3rd [FIGURES] My life from my childhood hath ever been attended with a continued succ
ession of the greatest dangers & misfortunes almost that are incident to human life. I was this morning also
delivered by the mercy of God out of great dangers while riding upon the running part of a waggon without
the box the bolt droped out of the reach or cupling pole & I was sitting upon the bolster over the foremost
wheels & the waggon parted & I was immediately closed or shut up between the bolster & tuongue the
horses being frightend they ran with me & dragged me upon the ground for several minutes I was soon
enabled to run the horses into a fence & stoped them untill I could extricate myself from the difficulty

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Autobiography 1857 Draft 1
on the . On while riding upon the running gears of a waggon, setting upon the foreward bolster, the bolt came out of the copling pole which left the hind wheels I was imme- diately shot up between the bolster and tongue with the coupling pole turned over upon the horses backs the horses became frightened and ran onto an open prairie with me draging my head and shoulders upon the ground after draging me in this position for several minutes I managed to dr guide them so as to run into the corner of a high staked worm fence where I landed with myself ^&^ horses in a pile, and escaped through the mercy of God with ownly a few bruises without any broken bones. I settled my business and ^I^ returned to Quincy on the
Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1
which occured in the above interval on the [18 lines blank] In company of three of the Twelve Apostles


View selected events in the two months surrounding this date in Wilford Woodruff's life.

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.

Apr 3, 1839