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Jan 13, 1840

Journal Entry

January 13, 1840 ~ Monday

Jan 13th I took Breakfast & went on board of the Oxford
& found the passengers taking their trunks & goods
on shore to go to the costom house to be exa
mined & I found it to be a scene of the
greatest confusion I ever past through
but after much jaming crouding
& mucking about we were permited
to depart with our things after paying
16 pense per lbs for all the Books we had
as duty upon them. The trunkman then
took our trunks & Boxes to Mr
George Cannon Norfork Street No 43
he was a Brother in Law of Elder Taylors
we deposited our provision chest & a
box containing our bed & beding wi-
th him. We took our trunks
& went to the rail road depo & their
took a car for Preston Lancashire
England & for the first mile the cars run
under ground on a track that was cut
out of a solid rock while their was building
& inhabitants over our heads [FIGURES] {victory to the crown}
We started from Liverpool about 6 oclock &

arived in Preston about 8 oclock & called at
Brother Greenwoods they immediately sent
for Elder Richards & in a few moments
I had Elder Willard Richards by the hand &
I truly rejoiced to once more behold
his face. We immediately went to
his house & after spending most of the
night in conversation we retired to
rest Distance of the day 35 miles


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Taylor, John, b. 1808
1 Nov 1808 - 25 Jul 1887
1828 mentions
Apostle
Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
523 mentions
Apostle

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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

We arrived in Preston on the . Had a happy interview with br. Willard Richards; held a council, and agreed that Elder Taylor go to Liverpool, Turley to Birmingham, and I to Staffordshire Potteries.

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

ON , after visiting Mr. George Cannon, the father of President George Q. Cannon, and his family, we took cars in the evening, and arrived in the midst of the Preston branch of the Saints, built up in 1837, by Elder Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde and Willard Richards. We very soon had a pleasant interview with Elder Willard Richards, who had remained in Preston to take care of the Church, while the rest had returned home to America. We spent three days at Preston in visiting the Saints, and on the 17th we held a council at Elder Richards' home in that place. After consulting upon the best course for us to pursue, it was finally resolved that Elder John Taylor and Joseph Fielding go to Liverpool, Elder Woodruff to Staffordshire Potteries, Theodore Turley to Birmingham, Elder Richards wherever the Spirit might direct him, and that Wm. Clayton preside over the branch in Manchester. After various principles of the Church had been expounded by the Apostles present, the council adjourned.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

We arrived in Preston on the . Had a happy interview with brother Willard Richards; held a Council, and agreed that Elder Taylor go to Liverpool, Turley to Birmingham, and I to Staffordshire Potteries.

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

2 pence left. we arived in Preston on the . Had a happy intervied with Brother Willard Richards Held a council together resolved ^agreed^ that Elder Taylor go to Liverpool, Turley to Birmingham, and that

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal Notes 1

After visiting ^Mr. George Cannon^ the Father and Mother of G Q Cannon and the family after we took cars in the Evening and arrived in the midst of the preston Branch of the Saints built up in 1837, by Elder Heber C Kimball & ^Orson Hyde^ Willard Richards and we very soon had a pleasant interview with Elder Willard Richards who had remained in preston to take care of the Churches while the rest had returned home to America We spent three days in preston in visiting the Saints

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

On , after visiting Mr. George Cannon, the father of Presi- dent George Q. Cannon, and his family, we took cars in the evening, and arrived in the midst of the Preston branch of the Saints, built up in 1837, by Elders Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde and Willard Richards. We very soon had a pleasant interview with Elder Willard Richards, who had remained in Preston to take care of the Church, while the rest had returned home to America. We spent three days at Preston in

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Church membership is 16,800; population of the 26 United States is 17,100,000.

Jan 13, 1840