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May 18, 1840

Journal Entry

May 18, 1840 ~ Monday
{Wilford Woodruff} Baptized at Pitthouse Dymock ^^

Elder Kington Baptized at Halkington


John Davis
John Smith
Mary Ann Clark
Caroline Moore
Jane Smith
{Wilford Woodruff} Baptized at Halkington May ^18^

James Bolter James Palmer Baptized 18


Francis Probert
Lydia Matthews Bap James Morgan ^18^


Mary Webb
Charlotte Walters
^20^ Eliza Shinn
Caroline Trehern

18th This was an interesting day I met some friends at Mr
Joseph Hills in Dymock at 5 oclock in the morning & I Baptized
3 persons 2 churchmen 1 weslian from thence we walked to
william Harts Elder kington Baptized 7. Elders Young & Richard
confirmed them, in a few moments I Baptized 5 others who
were confirmed as they come out of the water, then we
returned to Elder kingtons & while on the rode we met
another person that wished to be Baptized. Br Kington
Baptized her. This was on a FEAST day Elder Kington
made a feast for the Saints, which had been a custom
among the United Brethren But as they now were all
receiving the fulness of the gospel they had become
saints. the Saints began to collect at 2 oclock by 4 we
had nearly 100 saints together to the feast, we truly
had an interesting time. Elder Young addressed the
Saints clothed with the power of God, & then asked
a blessing upon the food prepared. We then sat down
to the table & eat & drank with nearly 100 Saints possess
ing glad hearts & cheerful countenances. Elder Richards
remarked that he did not believe their had ever been
such a company of Saints prepared in so short a time
& bid fairer for the kingdom of heaven than the
company now before us, at least since the Church of
Latter Day Saints was first organized, & I truly felt
Grateful to my heavenly Father, for his mercy when I
reflected back upon the time ownly two months & a half
since when I first proclaimed the fulness of the gospel
in this region & began to Baptize such as received my
testimony, & now their is nearly 400 souls standing
in the new & Everlasting covenant & the prosperity
of the work constantly increasing. After our feast
was past the house was called to order by Elder Young
who deliverd a short address, after which 3 were
confirmed by Elder Richards & myself.
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^Mary Pitt had not walked except on crutches for 11 years was healed by laying on of hands^
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We also ordained

Daniel Browett an Elder & John Smith, John Davis, James
Morgan
, Robert Clift, John Gaily, & William Evens to the
office of a priest. After our meeting was closed 3 were
Baptized. Baptizedsm was administered by Prist James
Morgan, who was baptized, ordained, & commenced Bapti-
zing all in one Day, the 3 Baptized were also confirmed
which closed the business of the Day Making 19 Baptized
& confirmed, & ordained 1 Elder & 6 Priest 4 mile

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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3307 mentions
Apostle, Family
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
Browett, Daniel
18 Dec 1809 - 27 Jun 1848
64 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
3 mentions
1840 British Convert
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
Boulter, James
1800-aft. 1849
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
16 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
18 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
Davis, John
30 Nov 1814 - 6 Apr 1841
10 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Gailey, John
19 Nov 1814 - 31 Mar 1887
14 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
15 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Hill, Joseph
1806-1889
4 mentions
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
Pitt, Mary
1806-1846
16 mentions
1840 British Convert
2 mentions
1840 British Convert
Clift, Robert
30 Nov 1789 - 30 Nov 1875
9 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Kington, Thomas
30 Nov 1795 - 1 Jul 1874
182 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
523 mentions
Apostle
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1840 British Convert, United Brethren
2 mentions

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Elder Kington made a feast for the Saints. which had been a custom among the United Brethren But as they now were all receiving the fulness of the gospel they had become Saints. the Saints began to collect at 2 oclock by 4 we had nearly 100 saints together to the feast. We truly had an interesting time. Elder Young addressed the Saints clothed with the power of God, & then asked a blessing upon the food prepared. We then sat down to the table & eat & drank with nearly 100 saints possess ing glad hearts & cheerful countenances. Elder Richards remarked that he did not believe their had ever been such a company of Saints prepared in so short a time & bid fairer for the kingdom of heaven than the company now before us, at least since the Church of Latter Day Saints was first Organized, & I truly felt Grateful to my heavenly Father, for his mercy when I reflected back upon the time ownly two months & a half since when I first proclaimed the fulness of the gospel in this region & began to Baptize such as received my testimony, & now their is nearly 400 souls standing in the new & Everlasting covenant & the prosperity of the work constantly increasing.
~ Wilford Woodruff
Mary Pitt had not walked except on crutches for 11 years was healed by laying on of hands
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal Notes 1

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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

On the evening of the , 1840, at Brother Kingston's house in Dymock, Elders Brigham Young, Wil- lard Richards and I laid hands upon her head and confirmed her. Brigham Young, being mouth, re- buked her lameness, and commanded her to arise and walk, in the name of the Lord. The lameness then left her, and she never afterwards used a staff or crutch. She walked through the town of Dy- mock next day, which created a stir among the people; but the wicked did not feel to give God the glory. The whole history of this Hereford- shire mission shows the importance of listening to the still small voice ot the Spirit of God and the revelations of the Holy Ghost. The Lord had a people there prepared for the gospel. They were preparing for light and truth, and the Lord sent me to them, and I declared the gospel of life and salvation unto them, and some eighteen hundred souls received it, and many of them have been gathered to Zion in these mountains. Many of them have also been called to officiate in the bishopric, and have done much good in Zion. But in all these things we should ever acknowledge the hand of God, and give Him the honor, praise and glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

On the evening of the , at Brother Kingston's house in Dymock, Elders Brigham Young, Wil- lard Richards and I laid hands upon her head and confirmed her. Brigham Young, being mouth, rebuked her lameness, and commanded her to arise and walk, in the name of the Lord. The lameness then left her, and she never afterwards used a staff or crutch. She walked through the town of Dymock next day, which created a stir among the people; but the wicked did not feel to give God the glory. The whole history of this Herefordshire mission shows the importance of listening to the still small voice of the Spirit of God and the revelations of the Holy Ghost. The Lord had a people there prepared for the gospel. They were praying for light and truth, and the Lord sent me to them, and I declared the gospel of life and salvation unto them, and some eighteen hundred souls received it, and many of them have been gathered to Zion in these mountains. Many of them have also been called to officiate in the bishopric, and have done much good in Zion. But in all these things we should ever acknowledge the hand of God, and give Him the honor, praise and glory, forever and ever. Amen.

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May 18, 1840