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Apr 16, 1839

Journal Entry

April 16, 1839 ~ Tuesday

April 8th I took the parting hand with the Saints in Rochester & left for Quincy with my family I passed through
Springfield [and] Jacksonsville, crossed the river at Philips ferry we arived in Quincy on the 16th being 8 days
on the road during which time I was severely afflicted with sore eyes the whole distance 120 miles


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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.

Apr 16, 1839