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Day in the Life

Jan 1, 1870

Journal Entry

January 01, 1870 ~ Saturday

Jan 1, 1870

This is New Years day I attended the school of the Prophets
Joseph F Smith Prayed B Young jr spoke 28 Minutes G Q Cannon
21 M[inutes], D. H. Wells 28 & three other Brethren spoke 2 or 3 M[inutes]


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Young, Brigham (Jr.)
18 Dec 1836 - 11 Apr 1903
547 mentions
Wells, Daniel Hanmer
27 Oct 1814 - 24 Mar 1891
773 mentions
Cannon, George Quayle
11 Jan 1827 - 12 Apr 1901
1986 mentions
Smith, Joseph Fielding
13 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1918
3615 mentions


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A Bill is Before Congress to deprive the Latter Day Saints, of keeping the commandments of God the Lord has revealed the Law on the Patriarchal order of Marriage & the Lord says we shall be damned if we do not obey it & Congress says we shall be damned if we do so it its the Lord & Congress for it I would rather obey the Lord than Congress
~ Wilford Woodruff


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Church membership 90,130; population of Utah Territory 86,336; population of 38 United States 39,820,000.
Utah women given the right to vote; Liberal (non-Mormon) Party formed opposing People's (Mormon) Party.

Jan 1, 1870