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Aug 4, 1856

Journal Entry

August 04, 1856 ~ Monday

4th I spent the fore part of the Day obtaining grafts & puting in to my
offi orchard Br Nebeker put them [in] for me he put in 90 buds most
of them were choice fruit from the states the remainder of the
day was spent in the office. we learned soon after ariving at the
office that one of our clerks viz that Jonathan Grimshaw was
about to leave us for England could not stand the hard times &
did not know whether Mormonism was true or not so he is going
home but he has taken a vary honorable Course in all his business
& deal[ings] I learned from the New York Herald of June 24th 1856
[FIGURE] that James J Strang was shot by 2 men who had been
his own party one ball lodged in the Head went in near the
nose & the other in the spine of the back. Also during the Evening
there was a row in our street & one of the surveyors a pole
was nearly killed

4th President Young went up to Feramore Littles we had a cold
rain storm in the valley. Robert Scholls & my son Wilford lay on
the mountains all night in the cold I spent the day in the office on
the History [FIGURE] I wrote a letter For the Standard

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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3304 mentions
Apostle, Family
31 mentions
Strang, James Jesse
21 Mar 1813 - 9 Jul 1856
34 mentions
11 mentions
Scholes, Robert
19 Nov 1835 - 14 Jul 1891
94 mentions
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Woodruff, Wilford (Jr.)
22 Mar 1840 - 9 May 1921
700 mentions
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we are living in one of the most important Generations that man ever lived on Earth & we should write an ofaccount of those important transactions which are takeing place before our Eyes in fulfillmen of the prophesies & the revelation of God there is a great flood of Revelations fulfillig in our day & as they are transpiring before our eyes we want a record made of them if the power & blessings of
~ Wilford Woodruff
we are living in one of the most important Generations that man ever lived on Earth & we should write an ofaccount of those important transactions which are takeing place before our Eyes in fulfillmen of the prophesies & the revelation of God there is a great flood of Revelations fulfillig in our day & as they are transpiring before our eyes we want a record made of them if the power & blessings of
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 3
On the I learned that one of our clerks in the Historian's Office namely Jonathan Grimshaw was about to leave us for England. He could not stand the hard times and did not know whether Mormonism was true or not so he was going house; but he had taken a very honourable course in all his business and dealings Death of Strang. I learned from the New York Herald of the death of James J. Strang who had broke off from the Church and lead away a party. He was shot by two men who had been his own followers. One ball lodged in the head went in near the nose and the other in the spine of the back There was a row in our street on the 4th and one of the Surveyor's were nearly killed

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Church-wide reformation includes rebaptizing, restructuring and recommitment to principles and covenants. First "home missionaries" introduced (precursor to ministering program).
First baptisms administered in baptismal font; members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rebaptized (4th rebaptism for Wilford).

Aug 4, 1856