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Jun 23, 1840

Journal Entry

June 23, 1840 ~ Tuesday

23rd Elder Richard & myself parted with the Saints in
Ledbury & took coach & rode to Worcester 16 miles
from thence to [FIGURE] Birmingham 24 miles this is the first time
we I ever visited Birmingham which is the centre of England
after spending several hours together in visiting the city

we took the parting hand with each other & Elder Richard
took the cars for Manchester & I took coach for West Bromwich
5 miles & called upon Sister Mary Packard at Mr's Duffrell
Church Tavern West Bromich she informed me that Elder
Turley was in another part of the town & had commenced
Baptizing. Sister Packard accompanied me to Brother John
Robinson
Gritts Green near Bromwich thes friends received
me kindly but informed me that Elder Turley had gone to Birmi-
ngham
[FIGURE 1] I wrote him a letter to return & see me. I had not
been in the house but a short time before two men came in full
of wrath & anger & brought a blind girl & demanded me to heal
heal her & work a miracle that they might have a sign to make
them believe. After telling them what the character was of tho
se that sought signs one of them by the name of John Hadley
brought much railing accusation against me & rejected my testi
mony. Elder Turley had been preaching hear three weeks & had
commenced Baptizing he had Baptized 9 persons. several
came in in the evening to inquire into these things & 4 offered them
selves for Baptism. I spent the night with George Murrall 46 m[iles]

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1840 British Convert
Turley, Theodore
10 Apr 1801 - 12 Aug 1871
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Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
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I had not been in the house but a short time before two men came in full of wrath & anger & brought a blind girl & demanded me to heal heal her & work a miracle that they might have a sign to make them believe. After telling them what the character was of tho se that sought signs one of them by the name of John Hadley brought much railing accusation against me & rejected my testi mony.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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