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Sep 9, 1856

Journal Entry

September 09, 1856 ~ Tuesday

9th [FIGURE 1] I wrote a letter to
Sir Wm J. Hooker, Director Royall Gardens Kew London England
& sent him a tin box soelberd [soldered] up tight I sent him the
Black & yellow Mountain currant of Mr Hemmingways I sent
some service berries. I Also sent one paper of muskeet seed & one
paper Mus screw the Latter I could not describe. The Muskeet
grows from 10 to 20 feet high is a desert shrub grows in dry ground
has the Appearance of the black locus has thorns that resemble the
prickly Ash

I spent the day in the office on history I called upon President
Young & asked him if we should send out circulars to the bishops
for the cencus &c He said once a year would do. He said we might move
into our new office tomorrow


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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 29 Aug 1877
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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 9, 1856