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Collection Name Willard Richards journals and papers, 1821-1854
Collection Description Wilford Woodruff letter to Willard Richards
Collection Number MS 1490
Collection Box Box 4
Collection Folder Folder 5
Collection Page 1-4
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"Thus ends the year of eighteen hundred and forty Eight. A Year big with with Events. A year in which the fig treees tree hath rapidly put forth her leaves and blossomed for the summer. A year which has laid the foundation for the fulfillment of more prophecy & Revelation than whole centauries in other ages. Thrones have been cast down, whole kingdoms overturned. And the Power of the Pope of Rome laid Prostrate, and He driven from his kingdom. All the Nations of the Earth convulsed. Revolutions, wars, Anarchy, & confusion have followed each other in rapid succession. Cholera, plagues, fire and famine followed in the train. And last of all though nor least in importance is the foundation laid for the disolution of the Amarican Goverment. While these things are going on, The Ottoman Empire with many of the Nations of the East have come to the conclusion that the Jews are human beings, and are now saying to them, you may now go home, And rebuild Jerrusalem and your Temple and we will help you. These are some of the leading features of the signs of the times of Eighteen hundred forty Eight.
~ Wilford Woodruff
The Nations of the Earth at the same time are begining ^to say^ to the despised Jew, outcast & down trodden for Eighteen Centuries you, too, are at last discovered to be a man -- with the common Elements of Humanity -- you, too must be free, you may not ownly enjoy the rights of citizenship but you may return home to the land of Judea, rebuild Jerrusalem, And lay the foundation of your Temple once more, more glorious than at the begining.
~ Wilford Woodruff
One glorious feature in the Revolutions of Europe & the signs of the times is that it is dashing in peaces & breaking asunder all bars & patitions against the introduction of the proclamtion of the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world. Go forth, now ye Elders of Israel, and make A proclamation of "this gospel of the Kingdom to evry nation, kingdom, tounge, & people, under the whole Heaven as A witness unto them that the End may come."
~ Wilford Woodruff

While these things are going on in the East yet as for a moment turn our thoughts to the position of Blood Stained America. A Nation though Blessed above all other Nations under Heaven, yet she has of late been guilty of sheding the blood of Apostles, Prophets, Patriarchs, and Saints. she has suffered mob rule. To take the place of constitution law and order, and what position do we find her in at the close of this year. Not ownly one of her states, Ohio has disgraced herself by sitting leaving a legislation sit for weeks and spend their time fighting for the mastery instead of doing the business of the People. But the leaders of the whole Nation at Washington are engendering the spirit of party strife, hatred, disunion & war, meeting in separate parties and laying plans for the dissolving of the Union and the Annihilation of the American Government
~ Wilford Woodruff
I cannot close my Record upon the signs of the times of 1848 without turning my eye towards Zion, yes Zion, which is not now merely a phantom of the brain or a name, but actually a living thing, truly she is yet but a babe, just born, yet she has a tabernacle, the mountains of Isreal. her bed is in the chamber of the rocks, her garden one of the rich gard valleys of Ephraim. She speaks; And her vioice is as the voice of GOD. She has A spirit which burns likes flames of fire she has power, and has started a little stone a rolling ^from the mountain her habitation^ which increases as it goes, it is causing the Earth to quake & tremble, take care ye nations it will grind you to dust. She has messangers which go & come at her bidding, one of them can chase a thousand, & two put ten thousand to flight, they command the Elements & they obey them. She has an Ensign for the Nations to flee to. She has A law which will soon govern the Earth. She is born in the generation that David had a view of. O Praise the Lord I am a witnss that mine Eyes have beheld her. She has keys to open, And no man can shut, or shut & no man can open. Her power is from Heaven, whare she has noble Senators who plead her cause both day & night. This is the Zion I seek after, this is the Zion I speak off. Her Church is the C of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her city was sought out in 1847. And the Lord has favored her from that time, And during the year 1848 the Church has been organized with
~ Wilford Woodruff