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Day in the Life

Aug 5, 1856

Journal Entry

August 05, 1856 ~ Tuesday

5th I spent the day in the office except 1 hour in President Youngs
office He was about home. I put into my orchard one tree of buds of
president Youngs Yellow Peach

5th President Young was about home most of the day also president
Kimball & Grant Brother Grant is doctoring Brother Thurston who is
vary much afflicted with the Rheumatism the following remedy
is given for a cure take a cucumber about ripe cut oput one
side take the seeds out put in salt as much as the Juce will dissolve
put it in an oven & bake it soft squzes it all through a cloth rub
the Juce on the parts Effected. Annother cure is given take shunks
oil, beefs gall, spirits of Terpentine, & High wines mixed together
& rub on the parts Effected is said to be a cure. Also brandy & soap
rubed on hot. Also salt peter oil & vinegar rubed on I have tryed
many of these without any good. I spent this day in the office
on the History

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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3301 mentions
Apostle, Family
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1404 mentions
Apostle
Grant, Jedediah Morgan
25 Feb 1816 - 1 Dec 1856
269 mentions
Apostle
7 mentions

Quotes

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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

Events

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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 5, 1856