Autobiographical Notes, circa 1850-1880

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Autobiographical Notes, circa 1850-1880
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    Autobiography of Wilford Woodruff The remaining months of the year 1841 was spent by the Twelve, after their return from their successful mission in G to Great Britain, in settling their families in Nauvoo and taking charge of the affairs of the affairs Church. Several noteworthy events took place at this time among which were the dedication of the baptismsmal font in the Temple by the Prophet and the Twelve and the first ...
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    baptism for the dead, both of which occurred on Sunday, Nov 21st, 1841. A large congregation assembled and Elders Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and John Taylor baptized about forty and persons and Elders Willard Richards, George A Smith and Wilford Woodruff confirmed them. During the following week a company of about 200 Saints arrived from England, and I was now again in the midst of hundreds whom I had ...
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    Just before the April Conference the Prophet administered the ordinance of rebaptism to the church, baptizing many himself, among whom were the Twelve, who afterwards assisted him in baptizing and confirming the multitude. This was the first time I was rebaptized. At since my and the Prophet Joseph administered the close of the administration the Prophet lifted up his hands to heaven and blessed the people and the Spirit of ...
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    God reasted upon the congregation At the April Conference there were 275 ordained to the office ^under the hands^ of Elders Brigham Young, Heber C Kimball, Orson Pratt, Lyman Wight, Willard Richards, George A Smith and Wilford Woodruff. off While these ordinations were going on Elder John Taylor was in the stand delivering a discourse to the multitude, while others ofthe Elders were baptizing and confirming at ...
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    On the 23 of July I started for St Louis to purchase a stock of paper for the "Times & Seasons" and arrived at St Louis. on the 2nd of August after a very uncomfortable voyage during which I took a very severe cold which settled into bilious fever. See book marks 3 ...