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Day in the Life

Oct 2, 1856

Journal Entry

October 02, 1856 ~ Thursday

2nd It is fast day in this City & many of the people spent the day
in fasting & prayer. The state Fair is open to day President Young
& family go through in the Morning then it is open to the public

The following Apples were named by the fruit committe
Nebekers No 5 Nebekers winter, No 7 spotted Fall, No 3 winter spot
W. Woodruff (large read & white) Mountain Beauty, winter Red
Stains Deseret Sweet (W Richards) Willard Sweet

New names for Peaches B. Youngs, Sweet Cling & Tart Cling Tart Free
A. Carrington Lemon Cling

I passed through the state Fair several times I attended the ploughing
match at 2 oclok. 9 Men entered for ploughing 3 prizes wer given
to J. M. Woolley 1 prize To B. Adams 2nd prize To Wm Carruth 3rd prize

W. Woodruff obtained Premiums on the following Articles

1st Premium on wheat $10

1st " " [Premium on] Peas 3rd Div

1st " Beet Molasses $1

1 " On Early Corn $2

2nd Premium On squashes $1

2nd " " Pumpkins $1

2nd " " Beets 2nd Div $1

2nd " On Yellow Corn 3rd Div

2nd on seedling Apples $5

There was a large throng visited the
fair all day their is a vary fine
collection of evry department almost
even beyoung [beyond] our expectations & is vary
incourageing in this thing

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Oct 2nd 1856 I met with Presidents B. Young H. C. Kimble & J. M. Grant
[FIGURE 16] at the House of the Lord at 6 oclok P.M. for the purpose of Dedicating
the Baptismal Font which has of Late been built on the east
side of the House of the Lord there was also present Besides the Presidency
W Woodruff E Hunter Joseph Young D. H. Wells A Carrington L. W. Hardy
J. C. Little & Gilbert Clements.

We went to the Font & knelt down around it & dedicated it unto God
President B. Young called upon President Heber C Kimball to
be Mouth in the dedication Prayer. the following is a synopsis of
the dedication Prayer reported by W. Woodruff

He said O Gogd the Eternal Father we bow down before Thee upon this
Font which has been made by thy servants to baptize thy people in, for the
purpose of dedicating it unto the Lord our God. we dedicate ourselves before
Thee O Lord & we ask the in the name of Jesus Christ to forgive us all our sins
that we may have Thy Holy spirit to guide us in all things that we may
be guided in the ways of the Lord & that we may never do wrong. Look
upon us O God that have now bowed before thee around this Font & help us
to do thy will in all things Acknowledge the[e] in all things and honor The[e] &
worship Thee at all times, help us to Honor our Tabernacles that we
may never disgrace ourselves in any thing. Grant unto us thy Holy spirit
that it may quicken our understanding & bring to our understanding rememb-
erance all things which are necessary for us in the discharge of our
duties. We now dedicate this Font unto thee O God we consecrate it
unto thee in the name of Jesus Christ. Let thine Angel O Lord touch
this water & this Font with his Finger that it may be holy unto Thee
Lord. May no unclean thing ever enter into this Font to pullute it
We dedicate ourselves our wives Children & all that we have unto the[e]
O Lord Our God, may we be thine forever & all that we have.

Now O Lord except of this dedication at our hands and as we go
into this water may our sins be forgiven & not be remembered against
us any more. May we feel the power of God and have power to
work a great Refermation among this people. and may this
people triumph over our enemies & may not our enemies ever
again have power over us but wilt thou cause thine indignation
to burn against them that they shall not have any power
to do thy people harm. Now O Lord look down upon thy servant
Brigham & cloth him with thy power that he may know
the workings of the power of the devel in the Earth & among
this people and he have power to stregth [stretch] forth his
hand unto thy people & do thy work. we now dedicate this
Font to Baptize the Living & the Living for the dead & for
evry purpose which is necessary to perform the work of the
Lord our God, even that the generations which are dead
& passed away may be saved & that the sins of the Living may
be washed away & that the sick may be healed of evry infir-
mety that we may be renewed in body & spirit in all thing
except [accept] of this dedication at our hands O Lord & hear
our praysers and we will give all the glory to God our
Heavenly Father and we ask it in the name of Jesus
Christ Amen

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Kimball, Heber Chase
14 Jun 1801 - 22 Jun 1868
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Grant, Jedediah Morgan
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Little, Jesse Carter
26 Sep 1815 - 26 Dec 1893
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Young, Joseph
7 Apr 1797 - 16 Jul 1881
306 mentions
Hardy, Leonard Wilford
31 Dec 1805 - 31 Jul 1884
227 mentions
Family
Richards, Willard
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523 mentions
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O Gogd the Eternal Father we bow down before Thee upon this Font which has been made by thy servants to baptize thy people in, for the purpose of dedicating it unto the Lord our God. we dedicate ourselves before Thee O Lord & we ask the in the name of Jesus Christ to forgive us all our sins that we may have Thy Holy spirit to guide us in all things that we may be guided in the ways of the Lord & that we may never do wrong. Look upon us O God that have now bowed before thee around this Font & help us to do thy will in all things Acknowledge the[e] in all things and honor The[e] & worship Thee at all times, help us to Honor our Tabernacles that we may never disgrace ourselves in any thing. Grant unto us thy Holy spirit that it may quicken our understanding & bring to our understanding rememb- erance all things which are necessary for us in the discharge of our duties. We now dedicate this Font unto thee O God we consecrate it unto thee in the name of Jesus Christ. Let thine Angel O Lord touch this water & this Font with his Finger that it may be holy unto Thee Lord. May no unclean thing ever enter into this Font to pullute it We dedicate ourselves our wives Children & all that we have unto the[e] O Lord Our God, may we be thine forever & all that we have. Now O Lord except of this dedication at our hands and as we go into this water may our sins be forgiven & not be remembered against us any more. May we feel the power of God and have power to work a great Refermation among this people. and may this people triumph over our enemies & may not our enemies ever again have power over us but wilt thou cause thine indignation to burn against them that they shall not have any power to do thy people harm. Now O Lord look down upon thy servant Brigham & cloth him with thy power that he may know the workings of the power of the devel in the Earth & among this people and he have power to stregth [stretch] forth his hand unto thy people & do thy work. we now dedicate this Font to Baptize the Living & the Living for the dead & for evry purpose which is necessary to perform the work of the Lord our God, even that the generations which are dead & passed away may be saved & that the sins of the Living may be washed away & that the sick may be healed of evry infir- mety that we may be renewed in body & spirit in all thing except [accept] of this dedication at our hands O Lord & hear our praysers and we will give all the glory to God our Heavenly Father and we ask it in the name of Jesus Christ Amen
~ Heber C Kimball

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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 3
I met with Presidents Brigham Young Heber C. Kimball and Jediediah M. Grant at the House of the Lord for the purpose of dedicating the Baptisimal Font built on the East side of the House of the Lord. There were also present besides the Presidency and Wilford Woodruff Bishop Edward Hunter Joseph Young President of the Seventies Daniel H. Wells Albert Carrington, Leonard W. Hardy Jesse C Little and Gilbert Clements. Dedication Prayer By Heber C Kimball President Young called upon Heber C Kimball to be mouth in the Dedication Prayer. The following is a Synopsis of it reported by Wilford Woodruff "O, God the Eternal Father, we bow down before thee on this Font which has been made by thy servants to baptize thy people in, for the purpose of dedicating it unto the Lord our God. We dedicate ourselves before thee O Lord and we ask thee in the name of Jesus Christ to forgive us all our sins, that we may have thy Holy Spirit to guide us in all things that we may be guided in the ways of the Lord and that we may never do wrong. Look upon us O God who have now bowed before thee around this Font and help us to do thy will in all things, acknowledge thee in all things and honour thee and worship thee at all times. Help
Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 3
at the Dedication of the Font , at the time of the Reformation Confirmation of Heber C Kimball After the President had baptized his Counsellors Heber C Kimball and J. M. Grant he confirmed and blessed Heber as follows: Brother Heber Chase; In the name of Jesus Christ I lay my hands upon your head and I confirm you to be a member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I seal upon you the gift of the Holy Ghost and Eternal Life and I ordain and seal upon your head to be a Prophet Seer and Revelator in the Church and Kingdom of God and every blessing which has been sealed upon you and we seal upon you the Gift of the Holy Ghost and we seal you up unto Eternal Life in the name of Jesus Christ: Amen. [sideways text] ^correct^ [end of sideways text] Confirmation of Jedediah M. Grant. Heber C Kimball then said; "Brother Jedediah, In the name of Jesus Christ we lay our hands upon your head and we confirm

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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).

Oct 2, 1856