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Nov 1, 1840

Journal Entry

November 01, 1840 ~ Sunday

NOV 1st Sunday It seems to be a hard matter
to esstablish the truth in the city of London
there is so much agoing in the city to draw the
attention of the people that it almost required
a trump to be blown from heaven in order
to awaken the attention of the people to
the subject of the fulness of the gospel I
freequently think o[f] Pauls perils in the city, their
was a great differance between Paul who was
without purse or scrip & the Pharasees who had thei[r]
large reward for Divineing, so it is with us in trying
to warn London without purse or scrip Still we
have to pay high for all we eat, drink, sleep, room,
fire, candles, & a room to warn the people in &c.
& we are out of money but still we feel to put
our trust in God. The Sectarians still have their sallaries

[FIGURE 1] I wrote 3 letters one to Br & Sister Richards one
to P. P. Pratt one to Whittaker. I preached in the after
noon in the Academy to about 30 & in the evening
to about 50 we broke bread unto the Saints
& their seems to be some interest manifest among the
people this evening in inquiring into the subject I
pray the Lord to open our way before us

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Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
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Apostle
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Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
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November 1, 1840 ~ Sunday NOV 1st Sunday. It seems to be a hard matter to esstablish the truth in the city of London there is so much agoing in the city to draw the attention of the people that it almost required a trump to be blown from heaven in order to awaken the attention of the people to the subject of the fulness of the gospel I freequently think o[f] Pauls perils in the city, their was a great differance between Paul who was without purse or scrip & the Pharasees who had thei[r] large reward for Divineing, so it is with us in trying to warn London without purse or scrip. Still we have to pay high for all we eat, drink, sleep, room, fire, candles, & a room to warn the people in &c. & we are out of money but still we feel to put our trust in God.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Letter to Willard and Jennetta Richards Richards, 1 November 1840
52 Ironmongor Row Saint Lukas London Elder W. Richards Beloved Brother Your kind Letter & £1 post order came to hand in good Season & in a time of need without which we could not have paid our Bills last night As we have had to pay for our board, lodgings, room, fire, candles, Washing, preaching room, printing Bills, letter postage, &c. &c. it has taken away our money & as the Saints have not been able to help us at all here it has fallen upon our sholdiers alone, there is beginning to be some inquiry into our doctrin in London at least the people are begining to call for the Stars & Books &c. & there is a peace in the yesterday London Times against us taken from the Leeds Paper so I hope that will set the people to inquiring about us, there are some persons in the Streets that pull down our hand Bills so that people will not see them, for some cause or other the devil is dreadful fraid the work will get set up in London. I wish we had a few copies of the voice of Warning which I think would do good to be put into the hands of s[o]me inquiring minds I know not what will be done here in London, it seems to be rather slow making a Start, it is sumthing as it was in Edinburgh We cannot get many of the people out to hear But yet we do not feel all at all discouraged about the matter the work is in the hands of God, & we leave it with him We mean to do the Best we can. I dont know what the day will bring forth we have a meeting this afternoon & Evening. It seems Brother Orson pratt is begining to do well in Edinburgh & I am glad to hear it he thinks of Spending the winter there unless the Lord Orders otherwise
Autobiography Volume 1 circa 1842-1865
The dark season of the year opened upon us and the prospect of our mission in the city of London was in keeping therewith. There is so much going on in this great modern Babylon to draw the attention of the people that it seemed almost to require the trumpets blast from heaven to awaken the attention of the inhabitants to our proclamation of the restoration of the fulness of the Gospel We were here like the Apostles of old without purse or scrip to warn the city of London, where we had to pay high for everything we required, and to pay ourselves for a place to preach in. We were at this time about out of money, but still we felt to trust in God November the 14 was Sunday ^^ and I preached in the afternoon in the Academy to about thirty and in the evening to about 50. We broke bread unto the Saints and this evening there seemed to be some interest manifested in inquiring into the work. I received a letter from my mother-in-law containing the news of the death of my uncle Joseph Hart and wrote to my father in reply
Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine
I preached in the after- noon in the Academy to about thirty, and in the evening to about fifty. We broke bread unto the Saints, and this evening there seemed to be some interest manifested in inquiring into the work. We preached again on the following Sunday. During the week we received counsel from our brethren of the Twelve for George A. Smith to go immediately to the Potteries and spend his time with the churches there. After his departure I felt very lonely for several days, but Elder William Pitt from Dymock came and labored with me for a short time, after which he took a mission to Ipswich. Brother Hulme, a captain of one of the "Pickford's Boats" on the London Canal, was present at my next preaching after the departure of Elder Pitt, and with him were two of his hands whom

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Nov 1, 1840