It was the first time I ever visited that city. I here
first met with Elder Wm. Clayton. As soon as I had an
introduction to him, he informed me that one of the sisters
in that place was possessed of the devil, and he asked me to
go and cast it out of her, thinking that one of the Twelve
Apostles could do anything in this line he might wish to.
However, I went with him to the house where the woman
lay, in the hands of three men, in a terrible rage, and trying
to tear her clothing from her.
I also found quite a number of Saints present, and some
unbelievers, who had come to see the devil cast out and a
If I had acted upon my own judgment I should not have
attempted to administer to her with the company present, but
as I was a stranger there, and Brother Clayton presided over
the branch, I joined him in administering to the woman. But
the unbelief of the wicked present was so great, we could not
cast the devil out of her, and she raged worse than ever.
I then ordered the room to be cleared, and when the com-
pany left the house, except the few attending to her, we laid
hands upon her, and I commanded the devil to come out of
her, in the name of Jesus Christ. The devil left her, and she
was entirely cured and fell asleep.
The next day being the Sabbath, she came before a large
congregation of people, and bore testimony to what the Lord
has done for her. We had a large assemblage through the
day and evening, to whom I preached the gospel.
On Monday morning, the devil, not being satisfied with
being cast out of the woman, entered into her little child,
which was but a few months old.
I was called upon to visit the child. I found it in great
distress, writhing in its mother's arms. We laid hands upon