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Jul 17, 1840

Journal Entry

July 17, 1840 ~ Friday

17th [FIGURE] I wrote two letters to Phebe to go in a bun-
dle of things. We received a letter from Elder William
J. Barret
, of Burslem who is now at London. he was
ordained an Elder under the hands of Elders G A Smith
& A Cordon he this day sets sail at London to carry
the gospel to South Australia a voyage of 16000 miles
he was in good spirits & felt the power of God & the
spirit of his mission he took our address & J Smith Jr
& sayes he will write, as soon as he esstablishes his mision
^[FIGURE] Sara Sarah Emma died this day^


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Cordon, Alfred
28 Feb 1817 - 13 Mar 1871
109 mentions
Smith, George Albert
26 Jun 1817 - 1 Sep 1875
1382 mentions
Apostle, Missionary
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2213 mentions
Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
1541 mentions
Woodruff, Sarah Emma
14 Jul 1838 - 17 Jul 1840
160 mentions


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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

had died . I returned to New York, and started for Nauvoo, via the Lakes; was wrecked on Lake Michigan in the steamer Chesapeake, but ar-

Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 17 July 1840

Burslem Staffordshire Potteries England My Dear Companion As I have occupied one of two pages as you will find in other letters in conversing about temporal matters & things of miner consequene I feel disposed to fill this page in expressing my feelings unto you upon the great plan of Salvation, sumthing of my present expectations & an account of the work in this Land. When I take into consideration the day & generation in which we live even in this last dispensation & fullness of times, the awful calamity that awaits the gentile Nations of the present age, The Allmighty work of God that is to be accomplised before the Comeing of Christ, the esstablishing of Jerrusalem in her power, & Zion in her glory, the pruning of the vineyard once more for the last tine, & form some small view of those greater misteries & glories of the Celestial Kingdom which are not lawful to be w[ri]tten & are yet to be revealed, & having a dispensation of the gospel committed unto me in common with my Brethe which is ^to^ accomplish the great work of God which he has set has hand, ^to do^ I say when I comprehend these things I do not summon words that God has call us to make such great sacrafices in these last days, I now see the greater the sacrafice the greater the crown [FIGURE] The ancient Saints of God have been called to make great sacrifices that they might comprehend a Selestial Glory, then if we enjoy the same glory we are called to make a sacrafise also, & have we not done it, yes verily we have equal to any people that ever lived according to the tine we have been a people, or church of Christ I cannot make a greater sacrafise than the society of my wife & family ^children^ but notwithstanding this sacrifice is of of the keenest kind to my wife as well as myself yet does my Bosom friend in her heart ever for a moment wish me to scease doing the will of God, or in the least to tarnish our future & eternal glory, or to dim our crown of rejoicing in the day of the Lord- Jesus No I will not for a moment believe it. Then my Dear friend & companion still continue patient untill my return which will be as soon as is the will of God though we are seperated a few days here yet we shall reign & live together 1000 years with the children which God shall give us & also with our Lord Jesus Christ & we shall also enjoy each other society in a Celestial Kingdom to part no more We now laying the foundation here of a great work even directly or indirectly among all the gentile Nations. M ^our^ present intention is to spend the winter in Europe & return to Commerce in the Spring it is a great voyage & journey from Montrose to England & as we are hear it appears to be wisdom & the will of God

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

I returned to New York, and started for Nauvoo, via the Lakes; was wrecked on Lake Michigan in the steamer Chesapeake, but arrived in

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

to come for my daughter died on the of the next July while I was in England.


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Jul 17, 1840