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Jan 20, 1847

Journal Entry

January 20, 1847 ~ Wednesday

Jan 1920th I met in council with the Twelve at Br Kimballs
A part of the time was spent in Appointing officers in the
organization of Presidents Youngs company. towards evening
Br Harrison Burgess Arived from Nauvoo with the Mail
And all other business was laid aside to search for news
we recieved several Bundles of news papers from nearly all
parts of the U. S. A. & many letters from friends Abroad And
3 Nos of the Stars from Liverpool Edited by Elder O. Hyde
And we had quite A treat


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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3304 mentions
Apostle, Family
13 mentions
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
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Hyde, Orson
8 Jan 1805 - 28 Nov 1878
673 mentions


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21st The following is a true copy of a Revelation given dated Winter Quarters Camp of Israel Jan 14th 1847 The word and will of the Lord concerning the camp of Israel In their journeyings to the west Let all the people of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, and those who journey with them, be organized into companies with a covenant and promise to keep all the commandments and Statutes of the Lord our God: Let the companies be organized with Captains of Hundreds, Captains of Fifties, and Captains of Tens with a President & his two councillors at their head, under the direction of the Twelve Apostles: And this shall be our covenant that we will walk in all the ordinances of the Lord. Let each company provide themselves with all the Teams, waggons provisions, clothing, and other necessaries for the journey that they can. When the companies are organized let them go to with their might to prepare for those who are to tarry. Let each company with their Captains, and Presidents, decide how many can go next spring; then choose out a sufficient number of able bodied and expert men, to take teams, seeds, and Farming utensils, to go as Pioneers, to prepare for puting in spring crops. Let each company bear an equal proportion, according to the dividend of their property, in taking the poor, the widows, the fatherless, and the families of those who have gone into the armey, that the cries of the widow and the Fatherless come not up into the ears of the Lord against this people. Let each company prepare houses, and fields for raising grain, for those who are to remain behind this season, and this is the will of the Lord concerning his people; Let every man use all his influence and property, to remove this people to the place whare the Lord shall locate a stake of Zion;
~ Brigham Young


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Church membership is 34,694.
Wilford organizes "adopted" family (40 heads of households) under covenant to abide rules.

Jan 20, 1847