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Day in the Life

Mar 22, 1849

Journal Entry

March 22, 1849 ~ Thursday

22nd [FIGURE] [FIGURE 16] There are certain days of my life which contain events
of marked interest to me And my posterity An account
of which I record in my Journals. these events are in
fulfillment of Ancient or modern prophecy & revelation from God
this day was one of them. When Joseph Smith sen The first
Patraiarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints laid
his hands
upon my head to give me my patriarchal blessings He
said I should have my Father & Houshold standing with me in the
covenant of the Gospel And that I should have power to bring them
into the kingdom. I afterwards visited my Fathers Household preached the
Gospel to them And Baptized My father, step Mother, sister & every
member of His household & several other relatives. Also Phebe W.
Woodruff
, who Maiden name was Phebe W. Carter before her
Marriage Also recieved A promise that she should have her Father
& Household with her in the New & everlasting covenant. Her Mothers
was baptized before her death two of her sisters have been baptized
Her brothers are now vary friendly. And this day I walked thro-
ugh the city of Boston ^with^ my wife's Father &which is my Father in
Law Ezra Carter sen & Calvin Foss his Grand son we went through
the ship Arcatus in which Calvin Foss is going to Calafornia we visited
the common And many parts of Boston we then returned home
And Had A meeting iat My own Hired house I opened by praye[r]s Br
J. C. Little Addressed the meeting And Wm Page spoke A few moments
I then Arose And addressed my friends for an hour in great plain
ness And expressed my feelings to them in Great plainness. At the close
of the Meeting I led my father in Law Ezra Carter sen with two others
down into the sea And Baptized them. Mrs Woodruff accompanied her
Father to the water And Back again we both felt to rejoice that the words
of the old Patriarch was fulfilling upon our heads Father Ezra Carter sen

was 76 seventy six years, and 3 three days old this day that I baptized
him. I have now baptized my Father Woodruff & Father in law Carter
this is a great consolation to my soul. Father Ezra Carter sen was the
son of Ezra Carter 84 years old, who was the son of Daniel Carter
who was the son of Ezekiel Carter. His Mother Name was phebe
Whitemore
the Daughter of Elias Whitemore. Father Carter has
been vary friendly from the time he first time herd the gospel He
has always entertained all the Saints that called upon him.
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Woodruff, Aphek, b. 1779
11 Nov 1779 - 28 May 1861
548 mentions
Family
Woodruff, Azubah Hart
31 Jul 1792 - 20 Mar 1851
255 mentions
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Foss, Calvin Ichabod
10 Jan 1826 - 21 May 1908
33 mentions
Family
Carter, Daniel, b. 1719
8 Apr 1719 - 27 Oct 1779
7 mentions
Family
2 mentions
Carter, Ephraim
2 Nov 1693 - 26 Mar 1798
2 mentions
Family
Webster, Eunice Hart Woodruff
19 Jun 1821 - 15 Jun 1853
263 mentions
Family
Carter, Ezra, b. 1739
9 Jan 1739 - 20 Apr 1819
11 mentions
Family
Carter, Ezra, b. 1773
14 Feb 1773 - 10 Mar 1868
284 mentions
Family
Little, Jesse Carter
26 Sep 1815 - 26 Dec 1893
171 mentions
Smith, Joseph (Sr.)
12 Jul 1771 - 14 Sep 1840
127 mentions
Woodruff, Phebe Whittemore Carter
8 Mar 1807 - 10 Nov 1885
1555 mentions
Family
Carter, Phoebe Whittemore, b. 1735
17 Aug 1735 - 13 Mar 1823
7 mentions
Family
Carter, Sarah Fabyan
8 Apr 1775 - 24 Jul 1845
89 mentions
Family
17 mentions

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March 22, 1849 ~ Thursday 22nd [FIGURE] There are certain days of my life which contain events of marked interest to me and my posterity an account of which I record in my Journals, these events are in fulfillment of ancient or modern prophecy & revelation from God this day was one of them. When Joseph Smith sen The first Patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints laid his hands upon my head to give me my Patriarchal blessings he said I should have my Father & Houshold standing with me in the covenant of the Gospel and that I should have power to bring them into the kingdom I afterwards visited my Fathers Household preached the Gospel to them and baptized my father, step Mother, sister & every member of his household & several other relatives. Also Phebe W. Woodruff, who[se] Maiden name was Phebe W. Carter before her Marriage also recieved a promise that she should have her Father & Household with her in the New & Everlasting Covenant. Her Mother was baptized before her death two of her sisters have been baptized Her brothers are now vary friendly. And this day I walked thro- ugh the City of Boston ^with^ my wife's Father which is my Father in Law Ezra Carter sen & Calvin Foss his Grand son we went through the ship Areatus in which Calvin Foss is going to Calafornia we visited the common and many parts of Boston we then returned home and had a meeting iat my own hired house I opened by praye[r]s Br J C Little addressed the meeting and Wm Page spoke a few moments I then arose and addressed my friends for an hour in great plain ness and expressed my feelings to them in Great plainness. At the Close of the Meeting I led my father in Law Ezra Carter sen with two others down into the sea and baptized them, Mrs Woodruff accompanied her Father to the water and back again we both felt to rejoice that the words of the old Patriarch was fulfilling upon our heads
~ Wilford Woodruff
I spoke a few moments upon the power & influence of the spirit & work of God in heaven & on Earth. In heaven the Lord had power over Lucipher son of the Morning & on Earth the Lord has power over the devil & so has his servants when they have the spirit of God in them and if a man does his Duty his house will be a house of salvation. All men the righteous & wicked that come beneath his roof will feel the influence of the spirit that reigns in that house.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography Volume 2 circa 1865
When Joseph Smith sen. the First Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints laid his hands upon my head to give me my Patriarchal blessing he said I should have my father's household standing with me in the covenant of the Gospel and that I should have power to bring them into the Kingdom. I afterwards visited my father's household preached to them the Gospel and baptized my father ^stepmother^ sister and every member of my father's household and several other relatives. My wife also whose maiden name was Phebe W. Carter received a promise that she should have her father and his houshold in the new and Everlasting

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Mar 22, 1849