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Jul 8, 1844

Journal Entry

July 08, 1844 ~ Monday

8th [FIGURE 1] I wrote a letter to Phebe at Sister Foss's
the brethren went to Saco. We Parted with
Br Parker & his wife who went to Mexico. We
feel an anxiety about our families in Nauvoo in
consequence of the persecution that rages in that

region we are sensible that the Saints will have to be
tried whether they will abide in the covenant of God or
not even tried unto death. I am satisfyed that all
things will work together for the good of the Saints, and
when they are sufficiently tried they will be deliverd
The Brethren returned from Saco bringing the latest
news which sayes the mormon war had all fizzelied
out that the general with his officers had showed
their white feathers & left the field before a gun
was fired, & so their was nothing to be done but to
disband the troops, as their is no fighting to be done when
their is is nobody to be fought. this report it seems
comes from our enemies the warsaw message
so we cannot tel what to depend upon whether
it is war or peace time must determin;

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Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
1558 mentions
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Foss, Sarah Brackett Carter
30 Sep 1800 - 4 Mar 1894
180 mentions
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We feel an anxiety about our families in Nauvoo in consequence of the Persecution that rages in that
~ Wilford Woodruff
region we are sensible that the saints will have to be tried whether they will abide in the covenant of God or not even tried unto death. I am satisfyed that all things will work together for the good of the saints, and when they are sufficiently tried they will be delivered
~ Wilford Woodruff
[FIGURE] July 9th 1844 I left Scarboro in the morning in company with Father Carter & Elder M. Holmes & rode to Portland, & dined with Ezra Carter & made preperations to take the steam boat in the evening for Thomastown & fox Islands, But about 2 oclok P.M. We obtained the Boston Times of July 9th containing the solumn & awful information of the Death of President Joseph Smith the Prophet Seer & Revelator of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Also the Death of Hiram Smith his brother the Patriarch of Said Church. They were shot dead in Cartha[ge] jail by a company of ^200 men American citizens painted like indians^
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Meeting where majority of Church members sustain the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as governing body of the Church.
Wilford accepts call to preside over the European Mission for one year.

Jul 8, 1844