would give to me. I arose and spoke one hour and a half and
it was one of the best sermons of my life.
The lives of the congregation were opened to the vision of
my mind, and I told them of their wicked deeds and the
reward they would obtain. The men who surrounded me
dropped their heads. Three minutes after I closed I was the
only person in the room.
Soon I was shown to a bed, and in a room adjoining a large one
in which were assembled many of the men whom I had been
preaching to. I could hear their conversation.
One man said he would like to know how that "Mormon"
boy knew of their past lives.
In a little while they got to disputing about some doctrinal
point. One suggested calling me to decide the point. The landlord said, "no; we have had enough for once."
In the morning, I had a good breakfast. The landlord said
if I came that way again to stop at his house, and stay as long
as I might choose.
CURIOUS WORSHIP—MEET ELDER PARRISH—LABOR TOGETHER
IN TENNESSEE—ADVENTURE IN BLOODY RIVER—A NIGHT
OF PERIL—PROVIDENTIAL LIGHT—MENACED BY A MOB
—GOOD ADVICE OF A BAPTIST PREACHER—SUMMARY OF
MY LABORS DURING THE YEAR
AFTER leaving Memphis, I traveled through the country
to Benton County, and preached on the way as I had
"Leaves From My Journal," p. 30, The Wilford Woodruff Papers, accessed January 27, 2022, https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/documents/8b2aa80a-b208-418b-81eb-43a596287c6f/page/b53130e1-be8b-423b-9c45-1ea0a68d7d0c