LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL.
spirit revived, and I drove a short distance to a tavern,
and got her into a room and worked over her and her all
night, and prayed to the Lord to preserve her life.
In the morning the circumstances were such that I was under
the necessity of removing my wife from the inn, as there was
so much noise and confusion at the place that she could not
endure it. I carried her out to her bed in the wagon and
drove two miles, when I alighted at a house and carried my
wife and her bed into it, with a determination to tarry there
until she either recovered her health or passed away. This
was on Sunday morning, December 2nd.
After getting my wife and things into the house and wood
provided to keep up a fire, I employed my time in taking care
of her. It looked as though she had but a short time to live.
She called me to her bedside in the evening and said she
felt as though a few moments more would end her existence in
this life. She manifested great confidence in the cause she
had embraced, and exhorted me to have confidence in God and
to keep His commandments.
To all appearances, she was dying. I upon her
and prayed for her, and she soon revived and slept some
during the night.
December 3rd found my wife very low. I spent the day in
taking care of her, and the following day I returned to
to get some things for her. She seemed to be gradually sink-
ing and in the evening her spirit apparently left her body, and
she was dead.
The sisters gathered around her body, weeping, while I
stood looking at her in sorrow. The spirit and
began to rest upon me until, for the first time during her sick-
ness faith filled my soul, although she lay before me as one dead.
I had some that was consecrated for my anointing while
in . I took it and consecrated it again before the
Lord for anointing the sick. I then bowed down before the
Lord and prayed for the life of my companion, and I anointed
her body with the oil in the name of the Lord. I laid my
hands upon her, and in the name of Jesus Christ I rebuked
the power of death and the destroyer, and commanded the