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Day in the Life

Dec 1, 1856

Journal Entry

December 01, 1856 ~ Monday

Dec 1st President J. M. Grant is vary low this morning I met with S. M. Blair
& John Brown at the office & made some arangements about bringing up
a Bill to esstablish a cotton farm on the Rio Virgin. I called upon
President Young at his office He had been down to lay hands upon
president J. M. Grant who lay vary low his lungs appeared to fill &
no power to raise any thing from his Lungs it appeared as though he
could not live but a short time unless there was a change soon for
the better. He said he felt as though He wanted an apple some
grapes or wine or sumthing upon his subject stomach President
young sent him down some & they rosted an apple & he eat it about
12 oclok & seemed to relish it well He also drank some butter milk
which he relished well. but it seemed to be sumthing like a death Apetite
[FIGURE 6] The missionaries met at the Historians office soon President Young
came in & opened the meeting with prayer F. D. Richards made a
short report or address & was followed by W. Woodruff who
expresedsed his feelings in great plainness concerning this people taking of[f]
from the president a part of the burthen which is resting upon him
for he was wearing out. Then all the Missionaries who was sent to the
different wards were Called upon to report & all made their report
& spoke incourageingly of the refermation the meeting held till 10 oclok
F. D. Richards & myself started down to see how President Grant was
I met Dr S. L. Sprague who informed
me that He was dead had
Just breathed his last we
immediately went into the
House & found his wives &
Children weeping bitterly
[FIGURE 12] President
Jedediah Morgan Grant
Died Dec 1st 1856; 20 minuts past 10 oclok PM
Aged 40 years 9 months & 7 days.
J. C. Little L. W. Hardy D. H. Wells George Davisson Grant & Dotctors
S L Sprague Israel Ivins & Dunyon was standing around his body
as I gazed upon his claye Tabernacle without his spirit I felt to
exclaim A mighty man in Zion is laid low A valiant man in Israel
has fallen I felt that a great champeon in the kingdom of God was taken

People

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Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3314 mentions
Apostle, Family
Wells, Daniel Hanmer
27 Oct 1814 - 24 Mar 1891
774 mentions
Apostle
Richards, Franklin Dewey
2 Apr 1821 - 9 Dec 1899
791 mentions
Apostle
Grant, George Davis
10 Sep 1812 - 20 Sep 1876
54 mentions
Ivins, Israel
19 May 1815 - 16 Apr 1897
6 mentions
Host
Grant, Jedediah Morgan
25 Feb 1816 - 1 Dec 1856
269 mentions
Apostle
Little, Jesse Carter
26 Sep 1815 - 26 Dec 1893
172 mentions
13 mentions
Hardy, Leonard Wilford
31 Dec 1805 - 31 Jul 1884
227 mentions
Family
39 mentions
Blair, Seth Millington
13 Mar 1819 - 17 Mar 1875
68 mentions

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Autobiography Volume 3 circa 1865-1866
I called upon President Young at his office. He had been down to lay hedands upon President J. M. Grant who lay very low. His lungs appeared to fill and he had no power to raise anything from his lungs. It appeared that he could not live but a short time unless there was a change soon for the better. He said he felt as though he wanted an apple some grapes or wine or something upon his stomach. President Young sent him down some and they roasted an apple an he eat it about 12 o'clock and seemed to relish it well He also drank some buttermilk which he relished but it was a death appetite The missionaries met at the Historian's office and soon President Young came in and opened the meeting with prayer. F. D. Richards made a short report or address and was followed by Wilford Woodruff who expressed his feelings in great plainness concerning the people taking off from the President a part of the burden which was resting upon him for he was wearing out Then all the missionaries who were sent to the different Wards were called upon to report. All made their reports and spoke encourageingly of the reformation. F. D. Richards and myself then started down to see

Events

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First baptisms administered in baptismal font; members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rebaptized (4th rebaptism for Wilford).
Members of Territorial Legislature rebaptized (Wilford for the fifth time).
Church membership is 55,236.

Dec 1, 1856