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Day in the Life

Aug 6, 1856

Journal Entry

August 06, 1856 ~ Wednesday

6th I put ^into my trees^ about 50 buds of Carringtons large Early white & late
white preserve peach I spent the day in the office President Young
was with us 3 1/4 hours in hearing history read he asked if there had
been any note made of his meeting in Nauvoo at Josephs house at the time
Hiram had preached the Book of Mormon & Doctrins & Covenants as
the standard, while I took the ground that therey were of no account
to us without a living prophet & revelation I told him we would examine
& see

6th [FIGURE] I spent the fore part of the day in the office on History I met
with Parley P. Pratt and a company of Missionary in the 70s Hall
P. P. Pratt W Woodruff Joseph Young Z. Pulsipher A. P. Rockwood
& H. S. Eldridge Blessed 24 Missionaries 20 To England & 4
To the states we ordained 2 Elders & one seventy W Woodruff spoke
to the Missionaries a short time & exhorted them to keep a Journal
of their Ministry every day of their lives He said I would advised
you to get all of your blessings written & preserve them. In writing your
Journal I do not care about your keeping an account of what you eat
or drink or whare you sleep unless you should be in a Desert, in the
wilderness or on a mountain & have nothing to Eat then if the beast of
the field or Fowls or Heaven Come & Feed you as the ravens did Elisha
then I would want you to record that, but I do feel to Enjoin it upon you
to make a record of Evry official act of your life. If you baptize, confirm
ordain or bless any person or administer to the sick write an account of
it if evry man will do this the church can write a correct account of it
we are not apt to think of the importance of Events as they transpire with
us but we feel the importance of them afterwards 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

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Carrington, Albert
8 Jan 1813 - 19 Sep 1889
210 mentions
Apostle
Rockwood, Albert Perry
9 Jun 1805 - 26 Nov 1879
123 mentions
Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3304 mentions
Apostle, Family
9 mentions
Scriptural Figure
Eldredge, Horace Sunderlin
6 Feb 1816 - 6 Sep 1888
141 mentions
Smith, Hyrum
9 Feb 1800 - 27 Jun 1844
401 mentions
Apostle
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2232 mentions
Young, Joseph
7 Apr 1797 - 16 Jul 1881
306 mentions
Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
525 mentions
Apostle
Pulsipher, Zerah
24 Jun 1788 - 1 Jan 1872
101 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
President Young was with us on the in the Historian's Office three hours and a half in hearing history read. He asked if there had been any note made of his meeting in Nauvoo at Joseph's house at the time Hyrum preached the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants as the Standards while "I took the ground that they were of no account to us without a living Prophet and revelation." I told President Young that I would examine and see. I afterwards found that it was recorded in my Daily Journal. Next day I was reading History and President Kimball called. He said he told brother George A Smith to give me credit in the Church History for what he prints

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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 6, 1856