Find Your Relatives
Find Your Relatives
Images of Wilford's Family

Discover Your Relatives in Wilford Woodruff's Papers

with the help of

Day in the Life

Aug 28, 1844

Journal Entry

August 28, 1844 ~ Wednesday

A Blessing given under the hands of B. Young
and H. C. Kimball
Augt 28th 1844
upon the head of Phoebe W. Woodruff

Beloved Sister in the name of the Lord
we bless you as you are about to take your
departure over the sea in company with
your husband where he is going to preach the
Gospel of Jesus Christ you shall be blest
on your mission in common with your husband
& thou shall be the means of doing much good
for you shall have the desires of your heart in
all things, your life & health shall be precious
in the eyes of the Lord and in the hour of
distress & trouble thou shalt be preserved
by the power of God. thou shall be satis-
fied with your mission thy life shall be
prolonged & thou shalt be a comfort to thy
husband. thou must hold him by faith
that he may be useful through his life
if thou wilt go in ^all^ humility thou shalt
be preserved to return & meet with the
saints in the temple of the Lord & shall
rejoice therein & thy children shall be
preserved until thou shall return &
meet with them again thou art sealed
up unto eternal life & we seal all these
blessings upon thy head & all others
which thou shall desire in righteousness
even so. Amen

Same Day.

A blessing upon the head of Susan Cornelia

Susan Cornelia we lay our hands upon
thy head in the name of Jesus Christ & by
virtue of the holy priesthood we bless you
with the blessings of life & health & of Abraham of
Isaac & of Jacob I seal thee against the powe[r] of
desease we ask God that thou mayest live
& cross the sea with thy parents & that the
angels may guard thee & we rebuke all weak-
nesses & fevers & afflictions ^that thou mayest^ & begin to
amend from this hour according to the
faith of thy parents & shall again return
to this land & we seal all these blessing
upon this child & seal it up to eternal
life that it may be prolonged upon the
earth to bear off the name of thy Fathe &
Mother to future generations with the
blessings of peace & prosperity & with a
gentle spirit in the name of Jesus Christ
& virtue of the authority of the holy priesthood
even so Amen.

Request of. John P. McEwan. that W. Woodruff
will write my Father from England. his addres

Henry McEwan
No 2 High Riggs

President over the
Edinburgh Conference

Nauvoo Aug 28th 1844

To all the Saints Elders and Saints in Europe

We send our beloved brother Wilford Woodruff
to England to take charge of all the business transac-
tions pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints both spiritual and temporal. We wish you to
give diligent heed to his council in all things and as we
have not the opportunity of Informing you of what
has transpired this season by letter, our beloved
brother will make known unto you all things. we wish
the brethren to be faithful and diligent in keeping all of
the commandments of God and in hearkening to the council
of those who are sent to council them. Let no man
or set of men think they have power or authority of
the keys of the kingdom above the Apostle Wilford Woodruff
whom we send unto you to instruct you in the things
pertaining to life and salvation; Though our prophet
be slain for the word of God and the testimony of
Jesus, yet the keys of the Kingdom remain in the
Church and the heavens are not closed neither is
the mouth of the Almighty closed up sealed up that
he cannot speak. The God of Israel will communicate
to his disciples from time to time all things necessary
for the building up of his kingdom upon the earth
untill Israel is gatherd, yea even all the blood of
Abraham scattered over all the earth. Zion established,
Jerrusalem rebuilt, and the whole earth be filled with
the glory and knowledge of God. We wish all the
Saints in England to continue their gathering as usual to
the land of America and they may have the privilege
of appointing a committee to visit the land of America
to prepare a location for a settlement of the brethren

from Europe according to their desire under the
direction and council of Elder Wilford Woodruff.

And further we would say unto all the Saints in
all the world that may be visited by Elder Wilford
Woodruff that inasmuch as they will harken unto
his council they shall be blessed, inasmuch as they will
render him any assistance in his mission they will be
doing the will of God and shall not loose their reward,
And we desire that all Saints may use their efforts
to sustain him in this important mission which he
is called to fulfill, by their faith, prayers, and
brotherly love according to the grace of God for he
is qualifyed to teach the Saints in the things pertaining
to the Church and kingdom of God established
in these last days. Therefore dear brethren we
would say in conclusion be humble and faithful
and harken dilligently unto the council of this
our beloved brother in the Lord Elder Wilford
Woodruff and the blessings of God will attend
you in the name of Jesus Christ Amen

Williard Richards Clerk
Brigham Young
President of the Twelve

Aug 28th A vary busy morning packing up goods
preparing to start, recieving blessings, blessing People
biding friends farewell, which occupied nearly the
whole day. at 4 oclok in the evening I parted with
the quorum of the Twelve at the Temple and star-
ted on my Journey again for England, our company
consisted of W. Woodruff wife and two children
Hiram Clark & wife, And Capt [blank] Jones and wife
& three Brethren that went came with their teams to
convey us to Chicago. We rode to Br Kelloggs & spent
the night 15 miles from Nauvoo.


Browse people Wilford Woodruff mentioned on this day in his journal.

226 mentions
Scriptural Figure
Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3307 mentions
Apostle, Family
1 mention
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1406 mentions
McEwan, Henry
9 mentions
Clark, Hiram, b. 1795
22 Sep 1795 - 28 Dec 1853
115 mentions
99 mentions
Scriptural Figure
154 mentions
Scriptural Figure
3 mentions
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2236 mentions
Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
1555 mentions
Scholes, Susan Cornelia Woodruff
25 Jul 1843 - 6 Oct 1897
357 mentions
18 mentions
Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
523 mentions

Related Documents

Browse other documents with this same date. These could include pages from Wilford Woodruff's autobiographies, daybooks, letters, histories, and personal papers.

Autobiography Volume 2 circa 1865
On the th I parted with the quorum of the Twelve ^at the Temple^ and started on my mission. Our company consisted of myself wife and two children Hiram Clark and wife and Cap. Dan Jones and wife and three brethren who came


View selected events in the two months surrounding this date in Wilford Woodruff's life.

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 28, 1844