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Day in the Life

Apr 7, 1852

Journal Entry

April 07, 1852 ~ Wednesday

April 7th House filled at an Early hour to overflowing
conference opened at 10 ock. Singing & Prayer By Elder Sherwood
President Young then said we shall take up the Authorietis
of the Church. The First Presidency Brigham Young H. C. Kimball
& Wilard Richards were then sustaned Also the Twelve Apostles
& Father John Smith as First Patriarch. John Young & Coun.
as Presidet of the High Priest Quorum the Presidets of the
Seventies. The Elders, Priests, Teachers & Deacons were all
sustained in their places Also the Bishop and all authorites
& Committies. N. H. Felt John Banks, & A Cordon
were then ordained Travelling Bishops

Brothe Benjamin Clapp was rejected as one of the presidets of
the Seventies for not believeing in the Authorites of the Church
& not doing his duty and after a discussin upn the subjet
he was left without being recieved or rejected untill they could
hear from him Presidet B Young said I dont care
whether the people believe me to be a prophet Seer or Revelatr
or not I have been vary profitable to this people & I have
seen a good many things & I have revealed many things
He remarked that Brother Clapp was ruled by his wife
& children & they were ruled by the devil

E Hunter was sustained as the presiding Bishop. Brigham Young
was sustaned as the Trustee in Trust for the Church of LDS, &
E Hunter as assistant Trustee. Willard Richards was sustaned as
as the Historian of the Church & General Chuch Recorder
Brigham Young was sustained as the president of the perpet
ual Emigrating Company
to gather the poor Also Heber C
Kimball, Willard Richads Wilford Woodruff Orson Hyde
George A. Smith E. T. Benson J. M. Grant D. H. Wells
Willard Snow E Hunter D Spencer T. Bullock John Brown
Wm Crosby A Lyman C. C Rich L. D. Young P P Pratt
Orson Pratt & F. D Richards were all sustained as presidets
assistance to the President

Daniel Spencer was sustaied as presidet of the Stake of Zion
H G Sherwood as presidet of the High Councel.

H C Kimball moved that Brigham Young be the Govornor
of the State of Deserett carried unanimously & H C Kimball
Lieut Govornor, which was sustained with Applause. Presidnt
Youg remarked that No doubt before you get home you will
hear we have committed treason.

with regard to the labour of this Tabernacle I will say the
cost will be read before the meeting and all the Tithing & outlay
but if you feel that if your Expectations are realized you should
be satisfyed I will say I never saw No one room as conven[ien]t
as this it will seat 2200 persons & their was is 2500 persons prst [present]
today. I expect the Tabernacle which we expet to build on
this Block will seat fifteen Thousand people we never did
build a House large Enough to Hold the people if we was to encl[o]s[e]
this whole 10 Acre Block so that it would hold 200,000 people
by the time we got it done their would be enogh to fill it. The
Lord is controlling our affairs & does more for us than we can


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

Cordon, Alfred
28 Feb 1817 - 13 Mar 1871
107 mentions
Lyman, Amasa Mason
30 Mar 1813 - 4 Feb 1877
277 mentions
Clapp, Benjamin Lynn
19 Aug 1814 - 21 Oct 1865
135 mentions
1835 Southern Convert
Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3238 mentions
Apostle, Family
Rich, Charles Coulson
21 Aug 1809 - 17 Nov 1883
345 mentions
Wells, Daniel Hanmer
27 Oct 1814 - 24 Mar 1891
769 mentions
Spencer, Daniel
20 Jul 1794 - 8 Dec 1868
60 mentions
270 mentions
Benson, Ezra Taft
22 Feb 1811 - 3 Sep 1869
356 mentions
Richards, Franklin Dewey
2 Apr 1821 - 9 Dec 1899
787 mentions
Smith, George Albert
26 Jun 1817 - 1 Sep 1875
1357 mentions
Apostle, Missionary
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1372 mentions
Grant, Jedediah Morgan
25 Feb 1816 - 1 Dec 1856
268 mentions
Banks, John
6 Feb 1806 - 15 Jun 1862
47 mentions
50 mentions
Smith, John, b. 1781
16 Jul 1781 - 23 May 1854
72 mentions
Young, John (Jr.)
22 May 1791 - 27 Apr 1870
46 mentions
Young, Lorenzo Dow
19 Oct 1807 - 21 Nov 1895
121 mentions
6 mentions
1835 Southern Convert
58 mentions
Hyde, Orson
8 Jan 1805 - 28 Nov 1878
670 mentions
Pratt, Orson
19 Sep 1811 - 3 Oct 1881
1007 mentions
Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
517 mentions
Bullock, Thomas
23 Dec 1816 - 10 Feb 1885
125 mentions
Richards, Willard
24 Jun 1804 - 11 Mar 1854
501 mentions
Snow, Willard Trowbridge
6 May 1811 - 21 Aug 1853
16 mentions
7 mentions


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