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Sep 2, 1839

Journal Entry

September 02, 1839 ~ Monday

2nd This [FIGURE] was a painful day to my feelings in some respect. Elder Taylor is worse has a high billious fever
and cannot Journey. it is now evident, that he will have a course of the fever. Father Coultrin is to
continue his Journey & Elder Taylor is to be left & it was painful to think of parting with him & leave him sick
a thi[n]g I should not do was I able to take care of him myself but as my health would not permit of this
being vary feeble in body. Elder Taylor advised me to continue my Journey with father Coltrin & make the
best of my way to New York accordingly I did so. And after committing him to God I took the parting
hand with him & left him in Germantown Wayne County Indianna, in the hands of a merciful God & a
kind & benevolent family, who promised to do evry thing in their power to make him comfortable untill
his recovery which I have full confidence to believe they will do. The place is within 12 miles of Elder
James Townsend in Louisville. We rode from Mr Waltz in to Richmond & out of the state of Indiana
into the state of Ohio. I passed through the town of Eaton whare my wife suffered much (as we
Journied west last winter) with the brain fever. I noted thhe house in particular whare we spent four days
at which place Mrs Woodruff was healed by faith & the power of God. We passed through Eaton & spent
the night at Mr David Hecks distance of the day 45

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Coltrin, John
30 Jun 1775 - 13 Aug 1846
27 mentions
Taylor, John, b. 1808
1 Nov 1808 - 25 Jul 1887
1828 mentions
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5 mentions
Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
1541 mentions
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sick. And the following day was a painful day to my feelings. It was evident that Br Taylor had a setted fever upon him and would not be able to travel and Father Coultrin was resolved to continue his journey and in consultation with Taylor he thought it better for one sick man to be left than for two as I was sick with the chills & fever so that I was not co able to render him present assistance and not able to take care of myself under these circumstances Br Tayler advised me to continue with my journey with Br Coltrin and make the best of my way to New- York. Accordingly I done so After committing him

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2nd This was a paneful day to my feelings in some respects Elder Taylor is wors, has a high billious fever, & cannot journey it is now evident that he will have a course of the fever father Coultrin is to continue his journey &

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

The following day, , was a painful day to my feelings. It was evident that Brother Taylor had a settled fever upon him, and would not be able to travel. Father Coltrin was resolved to con- tinue his journey, and, in conversing with Brother Taylor, he thought it better for one sick man to be left than for two, as I was so sick with the chills and fever that I was not able to render him any assistance, nor, indeed, to take care of

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Times and Seasons, official Church newspaper, first published in Nauvoo, Illinois (continuously published until February 1846).

Sep 2, 1839