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Day in the Life

Aug 8, 1856

Journal Entry

August 08, 1856 ~ Friday

8th I spent the day in the office reading History & looking over
congressanal Reports I made an Index of part 1, & 2, &c 3
of Messages & Documents & of Financial Reports concerning
Utah & put it in the front of each book for a refference. President
B. Young went to big Cottonwood canyoun. Heber C. Cimball was
at home laying on Joist in his new building. In company with
Thomas Bullock I laid hands upon Upon sister Agathy Pratt while
in labour I promised her that all should be well with her & her
child she had a Daughter in 15 minutes after


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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3314 mentions
Apostle, Family
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1408 mentions
Bullock, Thomas
23 Dec 1816 - 10 Feb 1885
123 mentions


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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 8, 1856