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Day in the Life

Nov 7, 1841

Journal Entry

November 07, 1841 ~ Sunday

7th Sunday I first called upon Br Joseph
with some of the Twelve from thence to B.
Young
from thence to the meeting ground near
the Temple whare I found many hundreds of
Saints Elder Wm Clark preached about 2
hours when Br Joseph arose & reproved him as
pharisaical & hypocritical & not edifying
the people Br Joseph then deliverd unto us an
edifying address showing us what temperance
faith, virtue, charity & truth was he also said
if we did not accuse one another God would not
accuse us & if we had no accuser we should enter
heaven he would take us there as his back load
if we would not accuse him he would not accuse us
& if we would throw a cloak of charity over
his sins he would over ours for charity coverd
a multitude of sins & what many people called
sin was not sin & he did many things to break down
superstition & he would break it down he spoke
of the curse of ham for laughing at Noah while in
his wine but doing hino harm [Genesis 9:20-27]

After this meeting closed I met with the Twelve
& High Priest quorum: the word of wisdom was
brought up B Young says shall I Break the
word of wisdom if I go home & drink a cup of
tea: No wisdom is justified of her children [Luke 7:35]. the subject
was discused in an interesting manner all concluded
that it was wisdom to deal with all such matters accor-
ding to the wisdom which God gave that a
forced abstainance was not making us free but
we should be under bondage with a yoak [yoke] upon
our necks. I walked out & spent the night at
Br Allexanders

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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
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Apostle, Family
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Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
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Clark, William Oglesby
25 Jun 1817 - 7 Nov 1912
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Br Joseph then deliverd unto us an edifying address showing us what temperance faith, virtue, charity & truth was he also said if we did not accuse one another God would not accuse us & if we had no accuser we should enter heaven he would take us there as his back load if we would not accuse him he would not accuse us & if we would throw a cloak of charity over his sins he would over ours for charity coverd a multitude of sins & what many people called sin was not sin & he did many things to break down superstition
~ Wilford Woodruff
Br Joseph then deliverd unto us an edifying address showing us what temperance faith, virtue, charity & truth was he also said if we did not accuse one another God would not accuse us & if we had no accuser we should enter heaven he would take us there as his back load if we would not accuse him he would not accuse us & if we would throw a cloak of charity over his sins he would over ours for charity coverd a multitude of sins & what many people called sin was not sin & he did many things to break down superstition
~ Joseph Smith
I am now in the midst of hundreds that I have Baptized throughout America, the Islands of the Sea England &c that have been gatherd together to Nauvoo through the influ ence of the gospel.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1
On the which was also Sunday I for the first time since my return with some of the Twelve called upon brother Joseph thence to brother Brigham Young's and then to the meeting. Here I found many hundreds of the Elders and members of the Church gathered and Elder William Clark preached for about two hours When he had closed brother Joseph arose and reproved him as pharisceeical and hypocritical and ^said^ that he had not edified the people The Prophet then delivered unto us an edifying address showing us what temperance faith virtue charity and truth were. He also said if we did not accuse one another God would not accuse us If we had no accuser we should enter into the Kingdom of heaven. He would take us there and if we would not accuse him he would not accuse us. He said

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Nov 7, 1841