Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Chapter 2

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Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Chapter 2

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 121 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. CHAPTER II. ORDAINED TO THE APOSTLESHIP--MY MIS- SION TO ENGLAND. Joseph Smith, the Prophet, asked the Lord what His will was concerning the Twelve, and the Lord answered in a revelation, given July 8th, 1838, in which He says: "Let them take leave of my Saints in the city Far West, on the 26th day of April next, on the building spot of my house, saith the Lord. Let my servant John ...
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    July 8, 1838 April 26, 1839
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    122 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE requirement of the revelation, on the 18th of April, 1839, I took into my wagon Brigham Young and Orson Pratt: and Father Cutler took into his wagon John Taylor and George A. Smith, and we started for Far West. On the way we met John E. Page, who was going with his family, to Quincy, Illinois. His wagon had turned over ...
    Dates:
    April 18, 1839 April 25, 1839 April 26, 1839 May 2, 1839 May 3, 1839
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 123 sations created by such a meeting, ex- cept those who have been in tribulation for the gospel's sake. After spending the day together, we returned to our families at night. On the day following, May 4th, we met in conference at Quincy, the Prophet Joseph presiding, which caused great joy and rejoicing to all the Saints. On Sunday, May 5th, Joseph Smith addressed the assembly, followed by Sidney Rigdon and the Twelve Apostles. The
    Dates:
    May 4, 1839 May 5, 1839 May 6, 1839 May 15, 1839 May 18, 1839 July 22, 1839
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    124 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. spoken by any of the company from the time they left Brother Brigham's house till we crossed the public square, and entered Brother Fordham's house. Bro- ther Fordham had been dying for an hour, and we expected each minute would be his last. I felt the power of God that was overwhelming His Prophet. When we entered the house, Brother Joseph walked up to Brother Fordham, and took him by the right hand; in his left hand he ...
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 125 healing since the organization of the Church. When we left Brother Noble, the Prophet Joseph went, with those who accompanied him from the other side to the banks of the river, to return home. While waiting for the ferry-boat, a man of the world knowing of the mir- acles which had been performed, came to him and asked him if he would not go heal two twin children of his about five months old, who were both lying ...
    Dates:
    July 1, 1839
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    126 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. scraping unto men in whom you have no confidence. Be honest, open, and frank in all your intercourse with mankind. "I wish to say to the Twelve and all the Saints, to profit by this important key, that in all your trials, troubles, temptations, afflictions, bonds, imprison- ments and deaths, see to it that you do not betray Jesus Christ, that you do not betray the revelations of God, whether in the Bible, Book of Mormon, or Doc- trine and Covenants, or ...
    Dates:
    July 25, 1839 August 7, 1839 August 8, 1839
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 127 bare. He was hewing a log, preparing to build a cabin. He said: "Brother Woodruff, I have no money, but I have an empty purse, which I will give you." He brought it to me, and I thanked him for it. We went a few rods further, and me, Brother Heber C. Kimball, in the same condition, also hewing a log, towards building a cabin. He said: "As Parley has given you a purse, I have got a dollar I ...
    Dates:
    August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 August 30, 1839 September 1, 1839 September 2, 1839
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    128 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. myself. Under these circumstances, Brother Taylor advised me to continue my journey with Brother Coltrin, and make the best of my way to New York. After committing Elder Taylor into the hands of the Lord, though painful to me, I gave him the parting hand and started. I left him in Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana, in the hands of a merciful God and a kind and benevo- lent family, who promised to do ever- thing in their power ...
    Dates:
    September 18, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 17, 1839 November 8, 1839 December 13, 1839
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 129 ness, and that it was with difficulty that they could travel. After spending six days in New York, Elder John Taylor, in company with Elder Theodore Turley and myself sailed out of New York Harbor for Liverpool, on board the packet ship Oxford , on the 19th of December, 1839. We took steerage passage, which cost fifteen dollars each. We had storms and rough weather, but most of the winds were ...
    Dates:
    December 19, 1839 January 11, 1840 January 13, 1840 January 17, 1840
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    130 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. I was called upon to visit the child. I found it in great distress, writhing in its mother's arms. We laid hands upon it and cast the devil out of it, and the evil spirits had no power over the house- hold afterwards. This was done by the power of God, and not of man. We laid hands upon twenty in Manchester who were sick, and they were mostly healed. On the 21st, I arrived ...
    Dates:
    January 21, 1840 January 22, 1840 February 10, 1840 March 1, 1840 March 2, 1840 March 3, 1840 March 4, 1840
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 131 were licensed according to the law of the land for preaching. This body of United Brethren were searching for light and truth, but had gone as far as they could, and were con- tinually calling upon the Lord to open the way before them, and send them light and knowledge that they might know the true way to be saved. When I heard these things I could clearly see why the Lord had command- ed me, while in the town of Hanley, to leave that place ...
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    March 5, 1840 March 8, 1840
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    132 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. But the archbishop and council, know- ing well that the laws of England gave free toleration to all religions under the British flag, sent word to the petitioners that if they had the worth of souls at heart as much as they had the ground where hares, foxes and hounds ran, they would not lose so many of their flock. I continued to preach and baptize daily. On the 21st day of March I baptized Elder Thomas Kingston. He was super- intendent of ...
    Dates:
    March 21, 1840 May 18, 1840 May 29, 1840 August 17, 1840
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 133 We were now in England's great met- ropolis to sound to it the first proclama- tion of the Latter-day Work: for Heber C. Kimball, George A. Smith, and my- self were the three first elders in London to preach the Gospel and establish the Church of Latter-day Saints. We took a walk into the city, passed London Bridge twice, and returned and spent the night at the King's Arms. On the following day we called upon the ...
    Dates:
    August 21, 1840 August 23, 1840 August 24, 1840 August 25, 1840 September 7, 1840
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    134 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. speech. On the following day, we started out to try to get some doors opened for preaching. Brother Kimball went to one part of the city and Brother Smith and myself to another. We called upon two Baptist ministers and asked one for his chapel. In the evening we attended a Methodist meeting in Long Lane. Next day we again went to the Tem- perance Hall, in St. George's Road near the Elephant and Castle, and ...
    Dates:
    August 30, 1840 September 7, 1840
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 135 heard, and they wished him to speak to them again. He did so and addressed them at considerable length, and after- ward several invited him home to their houses. While he was away a man who had been a preacher came to Mr. Corner's; I gave him a brief account of the great work of God in the last days and they received the things which I spake unto them. Mr. Corner offered himself for baptism. This was the first man in ...
    Dates:
    August 31, 1840 September 2, 1840 September 6, 1840 September 9, 1840
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    136 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. brethren and friends in London to re- turn to Herfordshire. We had spent twenty-three days in that great Babylon of modern times and had found it harder to establish the Church there than in any place where we had ever been. We had baptized one man, and ordained him a priest; and six others had given in their names to be baptized on the following Sunday; and at this time there was some little prospect of the Rev. Robert ...
    Dates:
    September 21, 1840
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    HISTORY OF SPANISH FORK. 137 churches on the Sabbath, while around them on every hand they had seen forty branches of two organized converences of the Church of Latter-day Saints spring up in about six months, with over a thousand members and between one and two hundred officers ordained to scatter the seed of the Gospel every- where in this prolific field. On the 25th, I again took leave of the Saints in my Herefordshire field of labor to attend the conference at Staffordshire, which was held at
    Dates:
    September 25, 1840