History – Dreams and Visions 1874–1886

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    These papers have been examined by me E L W These are visions.
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    Vision. In the winter of 1874 my mind was very much exercised in regard to the parable of the 12 olive trees; doct. & cov. page 279 old ed. After a social chat with father Johnson of Belleview Cave Co. one evening upon this subject we retired. The vision began by finding myself walking up Main street, Salt Lake City going north. When I arrived at Z. C. M. I. drug store, I saw coming from the direction of the Salt Lake Theatre, soldiers on horse back, two abreast going westward. They had instruments ...
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    on the other side of the vail. But the brethren do not know it, for none see them but you." At this moment the soldiers came and began to th take the brethren and lead them on the sidewalk in front of the stores and before the instruments above attended to. I soon began to hear the cries and groans of agony of the brethren and thought I would take a walk eastward towards the theatre to see what was going on in another part of the city. As I turned the corner of the ...
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    I thought these were very strange proceedings, turning to leave, I found that an acquaintance of mine from England was standing at my right side. This was a surprise to me and I said to him: "Helloa, Bob, what are you doing here?" his name being Robert. He said: "I am looking on like the rest of the people." We turned the corner and walked along Brigham street until we arrived at Main street. Then continued south until Kimball & Lawrence's corner. When we came to the corner, I saw at once that ...
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    among the dead and said: "Well, if you are, look here, by hell, if you ain't out of this in two minutes we will serve you like these." pointing at the same time with his right hand towards the slain. I stepped across the gutter and noticed the sun was standing in midheaven. The spirit said: "St George is the best place for you." I started to walk and when I did so I noticed, about 3 blocks square of buildings south of this scene had entirely disappeared. So I walked across the ...
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    then I walked the fence and put my feet on the south side of the canal to go to St. George. At this moment I awoke and heard the clock strike six (6) in the morning, trembling and in great fear at what I had seen and heard. I told my wife all that had transpired and in a few moments I was again in the society of my Redeemer. He showed me some things in his hands which he moved about and said: "Thou seest these, but the time is ...
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    "The Latter day Saints are being murdered in the north for the Gospel's sake and those that are determined to serve God are fleeing to save their lives. But we are only going to be driven to St. George, and there stand still, for we have been driven all we intend to be driven, for there we will stand still and see the salvation of our God or die for Zion's sake." Then I rode on to the center of Cedar City and there saw the last man putting the last half ...
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    A Vision, As seen by Newman Bulkley, on the night of the 8th January, 1886, in Springville, as related by himself. I retired to rest about 9 o'clock in the evening. In a short time I drowsed off to sleep, and it seemed as if the spirit of my dead wife was hovering 'round about me. Suddenly I awoke and sleep departed from me, and the vision of my mind was opened, and I beheld the members of the Senate of the United States, while in session, they ...
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    August 1, 1886
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    and came to this people in the mountains. Then I saw many thousands of women and children take refuge in the timber, hazel rough, ^brush?^ or any place where they could conceal themselves from the turmoil that was going on in the States, and when the word reached this people of their situation, there were hundreds of the Seventies call- ed upon to go and hunt them up, and bring them to this people in Utah. Then the Government of the United States patched up their difficulty, and elected a new congress, which assembled again ...
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    number of those that had gone into polygamy for the principle thereof, had to go to prison, while those that had embraced if for lust escaped, as the officers appeared to care nothing about them. I saw no preparation of any warlike demonstration in the midst of the Saints, but all appeared to have the spirit of peace and con- tentment, and when the soldiers came near our borders, then the United States officers and all the Gentiles were seized with fearfulness, and left in haste by night and by day, until they all got outside of the ...
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    for their protection, and when the enemy had fired their combustibles, these men, endowed with the holy priesthood, walked along like sentinels on their posts, and waved their hands, and the flames, and smoke, and ashes, that were intended for the destruction of the Saints turned up- on our enemies, and when this combustible matter was consumed and the fire and smoke had cleared away, lo! and behold the enemies of this people were not to be found. During all this time, our people were laboring in the Temples day and night, endowing the Elders of Israel with ...
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    of fire remained over the Temple Block, giving light to those who remained below. When any attention was drawn back again to the mountains, I saw that the young men and middle aged had been called away upon dif- ferent missions, and the old men and women and chil- dren had to do all the farm work, and all those who were laboring to build up the city of Zion in Jackson County, had to be sustained from these valleys, with the exceptions of the remnants of the house of Jacob. The buffalo and other game ...
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    (A Dream) Dreamed by a Sister In Franklin On the night of Oct 8th 1883, I dreamed that I, with my husband, my parents, and his parents, with many of our friends, was in the meeting house, attending a party, where all appeared to be enjoying themselves, more in social chat than dancing. I was standing alone near the steps leading to the stand, when I saw one of the brethren sitting near the first window, on the south side, turn and speak to his wife, who was sitting near him. She immediatly called me, and ...
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    October 8, 1883
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    (think, ye have eternal life) (Judgments are about to be poured out upon the nations,) Repent ye, Repent ye, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand,) Every bit of the space in the heavens, was filled with writing, and I thought was seen by every person in the Hall. I thought I turned and asked some one standing near, what could be the meaning of this, and if it could be, that the Savior was to appear. And as I turned, the walls of the building were written on in numerous places. At ...
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    went to our homes, and stood in groups talking in the streets. There were many passages of great beauty, that I never saw before, that have passed from my mind. I can now in my mind, see the letters, but it is as though a vail was drawn, through which I cannot distinguish them. [rest of page blank] ...
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    Friday morning Oct 1st 1880 A dream by Thomas Harris on Thursday night or Friday morning I awoke at 1/2 past four on Friday morning. I dreamt I was in the midst of a mixed multitude of people some of whom were anxious and dertermined to destroy Gods people. I thought I had a certain work to perform, like unto a mission which I set about to perform in the face of those who defied and forbad any effort. I felt no fear and I commenced to arise from the earth, and ...
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    October 1, 1880
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    height I could see a great distance, and the Saints were completely surrounded and no way of escape apeared. I found myself carried forward on the back of a noble steed, which caried me over every barier unhurt, much to the shagrin of those who oposed the church of God. All at once I beheld the lightness of a day whose light was beyond the brightness our days, yet, soft and beautiful to behold and all apeared hushed. I there beheld men who ^wonce^ belonged to the "who wonce belonged to the church" in company with the wicked, they ...
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    the power of God manifested itself among the whole Preisthood and deception was imposible and many were destroyed by the Servants of the Lord, because they could desern by the Spirit all that were true to the Kingdom. I saw one man who, when he discovered the power manifested, he drew near to a brother, and said, I am a Bishop but it availed nothing, he had associated with the enemies of the Church and he met his distruction. I felt the final triumph had come and I was led to exort the Saints to gather around and ...
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    Womans Dream The Dreame I looked and beheld in the East just above the mountains a beautiful city in the clouds of heaven the cloud was perfectly smoothe and of a bright pink coler and sloped East from the bottom to the top so as to give me a plain view of every house in the city the houses was all of a beautiful cream coler but difered in sise and workmanship each house had steaples pointing to the sky and there was lovely windows boath in the mane building and the steaples a bove. And while I ...
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    ships. And while I was looking with all the powers I had to see something that resembled a ship. Behold I see a heavenly messenger a Boy a bout 12 or 14 I should judg by the size and his face was turned westward and he came from that city in the clouds to the Earth and while he was in the air a bout 50 or 60 feet a bove the Earth he had in his hand a piece of paper a bout 12 x 20 inches which resembled a show bill in forme and had blue letters ...