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Day in the Life

Apr 6, 1852

Journal Entry

April 06, 1852 ~ Tuesday

April 6th 1852 The general Conference of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
met in the New Tabernacle built on the Temple Block
in the city of the Great Salt Lake on this 6th day of

There was present B Young H. C. Kimball &
W Richards who compose the first Presidency
O Pratt W. Woodruff & G A Smith of the Twelve Apostles
Also the Patriarchs John Smith & Isaac Morley
The president of the Stake D Spencer
The Presidents of the several quorums
The Tabernacle was filled to overflowing in an
hour after the doors were open & hundreds could not
get into the house

The President took the stand at 10 oclok and said
we adjourned last conference to meet in the tabernacle
to day we are here in the New Tabernacle according to apoint-
ment. The Hymn was read & sung (Lord in the Morning thou
shalt Hear). The diedication Prayer was offered by
Willard Richards it was great & good is published in
the Deserett News then two Hyns were sung. The Prsidt
dent I arise to say a few words as we have offered the dedi
cation Prayer
upon that subject who could foresee
the way of the Lord as we now See it we can now beho-
ld the manifestation of the Lord. He has done what we
could not have expected but we have an experience
that teaches us to trust in the Lord. we should not
undertake to dictate the Lord for his work will go on
we have seen plenty try to dictate the Lord and try to build up
themselves & not this kingdom but they soon fall and the Lord
overthrows them but this work goes on the gospel is preached
& all his work goes on let the wicked do what they please we
have the privile[ge] of worshiping God and being happy. I wish to
dedicate all I possess unto God & praise him & do all He requires
of me. At the last conference I was sick & not able to be
with you not able to be up I meditated upon the state of the

6th we drove to Bever Creek & camped for the night
it was stormy


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Young, Brigham
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Smith, George Albert
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Smith, John, b. 1781
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Pratt, Orson
19 Sep 1811 - 3 Oct 1881
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Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
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Autobiography Volume 2 circa 1865
There were present Brigham Young H. C. Kimball and Willard Richards of the First Presidency; and Orson Pratt Wilford Woodruff and George A Smith of the quorum of the Twelve. Also Patriarchs John Smith and Isaac Morley, Daniel Spencer President of the Stake the Presidents of the several quorums and a congregation that filled the Tabernacle to overflowing. Hundreds could not get into the house. The President took the stand at 10 o'clock and said "We adjourned last conference to meet in the Tabernacle to day. We are here in the New Tabernacle according to appointment." The hymn was then sung—"Lord in the morning thou shalt hear" The dedication prayer was offered up by Willard Richards and is published in the Deseret News President Young arose and said I arise to say a few words, as we have offered the "Dedication Prayer," upon that subject Who could foresee the way of the Lord


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Apr 6, 1852