upon her head and commanded the devil, in the name of
Jesus Christ, to depart out of her. It was immediately done,
and the woman arose with great joy, and gave thanks and
praise unto God; for, according to her faith, she was made
whole from that hour.
A child, also, that was sick, was healed by the laying on of
hands, according to the word of God.
We walked thirty miles to visit another branch of the
Saints at Leeds, where we met with John Gordon and John
Snider. Here we held a meeting and bore our testimony to
A Sister Carns here came to us and requested to have the
ordinance for the healing of the sick performed for two of
her children who were afflicted. One was a suckling child,
which was lying at the point of death. I took it in my arms
and presented it before the Elders, who laid their hands upon
it, and it was made whole immediately, and I handed it back
to the mother entirely healed.
We afterwards laid hands upon the other, when it was also
healed. It was done by the power of God, in the name of
Jesus Christ, and the parents praised God for His goodness.
Brother Russell seemed to be constantly troubled with evil
spirits, which followed him when he subsequently went upon
a mission to England, where Apostles Orson Hyde and Heber
C. Kimball, when administering to him, had a severe contest
with them, as Brother Kimball has related in his history.
Brothers Russell, Goodson and Snider continued with us to Schenectady, where they left us to proceed to New York, to
join Elders Kimball and Hyde to go upon their mission to