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Jul 18, 1840

Journal Entry

July 18, 1840 ~ Saturday

Manchester Lancashire whare I had the happy
privilege of taking Elder William Clayton
by the hand, & many other Saints Elder
Clayton is one of the presidents council
in England & a wise & worthy brother
Manchester is the metropolu^i^s of the manifa
cturing Districts in England it is a beau
tiful borough containing a Population
of 28320,000 inhabitants considerable
larger on the ground than the city of N. Y.
in the U. S. A. The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints in this town now
numbers 2165 ^164^ souls I had not been
with Elder Clayton but a few minutes
before I was called upon to visit 3 sick
persons & administer to them according
to the order of the gospel ie by prayer &,
the laying on of hands one case was
vary distressing. We found the Sister poss
essed of the Devel & a burning fever on
the brain she was rageing & trying to
tare herself although in the hands of
three or four men We lade hands

18th [FIGURE] I wrote two letters one to Elder Turley &
one to the Saints from fox Islands at Montrose
I walked to Leek in company with Elder G A Sm
ith
. Leek is the Metropolis of the Morelands. We
saw a large stone cross in the church yard erected
many centuries since in honour to some of the cardinals
in 1645 the rebels of Scotland broke the head of it of[f]
& built a fire around it & the smoke of it still remains 10 [miles].

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Smith, George Albert
26 Jun 1817 - 1 Sep 1875
1382 mentions
Apostle, Missionary
Turley, Theodore
10 Apr 1801 - 12 Aug 1871
139 mentions
Clayton, William
17 Jul 1814 - 4 Dec 1879
107 mentions

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Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 18 July 1840
Lee County Commerce My Dear Willford I think that you will believe me when I say that it is with peculiar feelings that I commence this sheet to you my dear Willford what will be your feelings when I say that yesterday I was called to witness the departure of our little Sarah Emma from this wold world- yes she is gone — the relentless hand of death has snatched her from my embrace — but Ah! she was to lovely to kind to affectionate to live in this wicked world — when looking on her I have often thought how I should feell to part with her I thought I thought could not live without her especially in the absence of my companion - but she is gone the Lord has taken her to himself for some wise purpose — It is a severe trial for me to pass through particularly so in you absence but the Lord has stood by me in a wonderfully manner I can see and feell that he has taken her home and will take better care of her than I possibly could for a little while untill I shall go and meett her — Yes Willford we have one little angel in heaven and I think it likely her spirit has visited you before this time — I do not know how to live without her she I used to call her poor pa-pa and pretty pa-pa many times in a day she left a kiss for her pa-pa just with me just before she died — she eat her dinner as well as usuall thursday about 4 oclock she was taken with a prestness for breath we done every thing for her that we could called for the elders and had her anointed a number of times and hands laid on her but all to no avail the next day her spirit took its flight from this to another world without a groan so that now I am dep- rived of every thing near and dear to me but my little darling Willford for the things of the world are empty and vain to me and he is not verry well — Today Willford and I with quite a number of our friend ac- compaings us came over to Commerce to pay our last respects to our little darling in seeing her decently buried — she had no relatives to follow
Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1
My Dear Willford, What will be your feelings when I say that yesterday I was called to witness the departure of our little Sarah Emma from this world. Yes she is gone! The relentless hand of Death has snatched her from my embrace. But ha! she was too lovely too kind too affectionate to live in this wicked world When looking upon her I have often thought how I should feel to part with her. I thought I could not live without her especially in the absence of my companion But she has gone! The Lord hath taken her home to himself for some wise purpose. It is a trial to me but the Lord hath stood by me in a wonderful manner I can see and feel; and that he has taken her home and will take better care of her than I possibly could for a little while until I shall go and meet her.

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Jul 18, 1840