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Day in the Life

Jul 29, 1843

Journal Entry

July 29, 1843 ~ Saturday

29th I spent the Day at Br Mc DanielsDowell writings
& reading We met in the evening at Br
Savorys to teach the Elders. Elder B Young
first addressed the meeting [FIGURE] The following
isare some of the principles taught the Elders
By Elders Young. He says relative to government
that A man should in the first place presidie
over himself, his passions, his person, bring himself
into subjection to the Law of God, then Preside

over his children & his wife in wrighteousnes
then he will be capable of Presiding over a
branch of the Church but many Elders are
contending about presiding over churches, when
they are not capable of presiding over themselve
or the least child I have they have.


Again the first Principle of our cause & work is to
understand that their is a prophet in the Church
& that he is at the head of the Church on Earth. who
called Joseph Smith to be a prophet? Did the people
or God. God & not the people called him, had the
people gatherd together & appointed one of their
number to be a Prophet He would have been
accountable to the people but inasmuch as he
was called of God & not the people he is accountab[le]
to God & the Angel that committed the Gospel
to him & not to any man on earth. The Twelve
are accountable to the Prophet & his council
& not to the Church for the course they persue
& we have learned to go & do as the Prophet
tells us to do

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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 29 Aug 1877
3314 mentions
Apostle, Family
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2249 mentions
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Again the first Principle of our cause & work is to understand that their is a prophet in the Church & that he is at the head of the Church on Earth. who called Joseph Smith to be a prophet? Did the people or God. God & not the people called him, had the people gatherd together & appointed one of their number to be a Prophet he would have been accountable to the people but inasmuch as he was called of God & not the people he is accountab[le] to God & the Angel that committed the Gospel to him & not to any man on earth.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Wilford serves fourth mission in Eastern United States (with other apostles) to raise funds for temple.

Jul 29, 1843