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 ground in a southeasterly direction and passed
the Elephant store and came to the state road.
I had not gone far south, when I came to a broad
canal. I looked for a bridge, then a footbridge, but
could not find any. And the only way of crossing it
was, by holding on to a fence rail, which reached
across the canal on the opposite side of the road.
The moment I stepped on the rail to start across,
my Redeemer stood upon the road ground I
had just left. As we were looking at each other
earnestly, he said: "Thou wouldst not be afraid
to die for my sake, wouldst though?" Which caused
me to tremble and shake before him and say:
"O Lord, thou knowest all things, but I do pray thee,
to give me of thy holy spirit, that I may be found true
& faithful in all things, even unto death." He again
said: "Thou wouldst not be afraid to die for
my sake, wouldst thou?" And I again answered
"O Lord, thou knowest all things, but I pray
thee to give me of Thy holy Spirit, that I may be
found true & faithful in all things, even unto death."
"History – Dreams and Visions 1874–1886," p. 5, The Wilford Woodruff Papers, accessed May 22, 2022, https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/documents/853fc3de-2b07-4e19-bf08-8382fac707fc/page/86d2c3d8-5df3-4804-9cfc-ad294701cdf4