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Day in the Life

Sep 7, 1856

Journal Entry

September 07, 1856 ~ Sunday

7th Sunday I did not Attend meeting. P. P. Pratt spoke in the morn-
ing upon the Priesthood & those who held the priesthood or the keys thereoff
Elders Tripp & Coleborn spoke in the afternoon. Br Trip said said
He called upon Mother Smith & she clasped him in her arms (they were
formerly acquainted) & she said In My son Enoch I am glad to again
see you I am glad to see a man again from Salt Lake she cryed
for Joy, and said she had desired for two years to be with the saints
in the vallies of the Mountains but others had hindered her she alluded
to Emma she says give my love to Brigham & Heber & all the
Faithful Saints for my heart is with them

I attended the prayer Circle in the evening. After prayers President
B Young J M Grant W Woodruff & all in the prayer Circle laid Hands
upon Elder P. P. Pratt Head & blessed him President Young was
Mouth I never heard a better blessing given to man it was not
written at the time but afterwords an outline was written by
Elder pratt & filed in the Historians office Elder T. Bullock was
also blessed J M Grant was Mouth I then

President Young remarked at the closed of the blessing that I am
going to take a mission I will name it here I want to go through this
Territory with H. C. Kimball & J. M. Grant & I want the 12 to go (Brother
Parley says Brother Woodruff the Historian is all of the Twelve there is here)
I want to go through among this people & preach the gospel to them If I can
get red of some of the care of my temporal business I do not feel that
I am in the path of my duty to spend so much of my time in attending
to temporal Matters I think more of one soul than I do of all that
I have scraped together I feel that with the assistance of my brethren that
I could make a great wake by going through this Territory & preaching the gospel
to the people. I feel that some men ought never to be called upon to do another
days work but they should spend there time in preaching the gospel they should
have a man to take care of their Families this should be the case with P P Pratt
He should spend his time preaching we should devote our time to the ministry
as far as possible


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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3307 mentions
Apostle, Family
Smith, Emma Hale Bidamon
10 Jul 1804 - 30 Apr 1879
55 mentions
5 mentions
Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
1406 mentions
Grant, Jedediah Morgan
25 Feb 1816 - 1 Dec 1856
269 mentions
Smith, Lucy Mack
8 Jul 1775 - 14 May 1856
42 mentions
Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
526 mentions
Bullock, Thomas
23 Dec 1816 - 10 Feb 1885
123 mentions


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God are made manifest in your preservation from Danger & death you should make a record of it keep an account of the dealings of God with you daily I have written all the blessings I have received & I would not take gold for them.
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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 3
On the afternoon of Elder Tripp spoke. He said he had called upon Mother Smith and she clasped him in her arms. (They were formerly acquainted) and she said my son Enoch I am glad to again see you: I am glad to see a man again from Salt Lake. She cried for joy and said she had desired for two years to be with the Saints in the valleys of the mountains but others had hindered her meaning Emma The aged mother of the Prophet Joseph said give my love to Brigham and Heber and all the faithful Saints for my heart is with them. In the evening after the Prayer Circle Brigham Young J. M. Grant Wilford Woodruff and all at our circle laid our hands upon Parley P. Pratt and blessed him: President Young was mouth. I never heard a better blessing given to man. It was not written at the time but afterwards an outline was written by Elder Pratt and filed in the Historians oOffice. This blessing was given previous to his going to the States where he was assassinated as he


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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).

Sep 7, 1856