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Aug 19, 1844

Journal Entry

August 19, 1844 ~ Monday

19th We took the Parting hand with Br Benbow
and Wilford, and returned home to Nauvoo
Sister Benbow accompanied us. Sister Ells and
Sister Brown was sewing for Mrs Woodruff.
I met in council with the quorum of the
[FIGURE] Twelve the[y] conversed some concerning the rout we should
take it was thought to be the healthyest to take
the northern route.

Elder Dunham was appointed to hold a council with
some visiting brethren concerning some temporal

A letter was read directed to Dr Richards and some
dreams rehearsed one of which I told as follows
I met with Br Joseph Smith in the congregation
of the Saints, he had his old Hebrew and Jerman
Bible, and preached to the Saints. Be he seemed to
be two[o] thronged by the people and he rose up lifted
up a curtain and passed into another room where
the people could not distirb him and there he was
going to teach the people


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Ells, Hannah
4 Mar 1808 - 31 May 1845
6 mentions
Benbow, Jane Homes
12 Jan 1792 - 27 Nov 1846
53 mentions
1840 British Convert
Benbow, John
1 Apr 1800 - 12 May 1874
168 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Dunham, Jonathan
14 Jan 1800 - 28 Jul 1845
10 mentions
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2218 mentions
Brown, Mary Arey Babbitt
4 Jan 1806 - 26 Mar 1875
14 mentions
Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
1543 mentions
Woodruff, Wilford (Jr.)
22 Mar 1840 - 9 May 1921
704 mentions
Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
501 mentions


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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.

Aug 19, 1844