Journal (December 29, 1833 - January 3, 1838)

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Journal (December 29, 1833 - January 3, 1838)

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People & Places

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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – May 1834)

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    W Woodruff's Journal 1833-1837.
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – May 1834)

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    Editorial Note: Days of the week, month, day, and year of each journal entry have been inserted in the typescript in bold before each entry to aid the reader in differentiating between journal entries. see July 23rd 1835 Stenography Henry A Woodruff Son of Azmon and Harriet Woodruff Born [May 20th 1855] Married Emma Manella Woodruff She was born July 14th 1860 at SLCity Names Births Marriages ...
    Dates:
    July 23, 1835
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – May 1834)

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    Willford Woodruff's Journal Containing an Account Of my life and travels From the time of my first connextion with the Church of latter-day Saints
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    The first Book of Willford When in the course of human events has there ever been a more important period than at the present day and age of the world. It is at once beneficial and instructive to the reflecting mind to review the past with candour and rightly consider the present and be in perfect readiness for that which is to come. Whare is the Son or dau ghter of Adam who hath a standing in this day and generation that is walking in the light and truth as it is in Jesus Christ that can survey this ...
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    With his children. that will hesitate to stand as a bold witness for the gospel of Jesus Christ and follow him through evil as well as good report and surrender himself a living sac rifice holy and acceptable unto God which is his reasonable service. Believeing it to be benificial to review our past life And not ownly our privilege but duty to keep an accurate account of our procedings. And it is to this intent that I shall endeavour henceforth to keep a journal of my travels that when required I may give an accou nt of ...
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    March 1st 1801 My parents both father and mother were born and bred in the town of Farmington Connecticut. My father Aphek Woodruff was the Son of Eldad Woodruff. My mother Bulah Thompson was the daughter of Lot Thompson all of the town of Farmington C.t. I was born in the north part of the town of Farmington which is now called Avon. March 1st 1807. From the age of 14 to 23 ...
    Dates:
    March 1, 1801 March 1, 1807
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    December 29th 1833 were neither contending nor receievi ng the faith once delivered to the Sain ts I could not discover the Church or body of Christ visible among men. I believed the Church of Christ was in the wilderness and that there had been a falling away from the pure and undefiled religion before God And I was a looking for the Church to arise and again to be esstablished upon the foundation of the ancient Apostles and Prophets Christ Jesus the Chief Corner Stone. After remai ning in this state of mind for near ly the term ...
    Dates:
    December 29, 1833
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    December 1833 We had purchased a farm together and been living on it nearly two years. We both were anxious to attend the meeting. Accordingly we we went and found a full cong regation of people. The person that was to preach was Zerah Pulsipher an elder in the Church of Christ or of the latter day saints. He commence[d] the meeting with some introductory rem arks and then prayed[.] I felt the spirit of God to bear witness that he was the servant of God. He then commenced preaching and that to us with ...
    Dates:
    December 1, 1833
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    December 31st 1833 Continued labouring with us for several days and on the 31st of Dec I with my Brother Azmon Woodruff with two yong females which had been hea led by the laying on of hands went forw ard in baptism. The day following there was several others followed our example among the rest was Noah Hatton a preacher in the freewill Baptist Church and several of the members of his Church followed him in the ordi nance of baptism. And on the 2nd of Jan.ry. 1834
    Dates:
    December 31, 1833
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    Jan. 2nd 1834 To the Book of Mormon. I believed it was light out of darkness and truth out of the ground. The license which I receieved reads thus. A Power and authority given to Willford Woodruff provi ng that he is a Teacher in the Church of Christ by the will of God the Father according to his holy Calling and the gift ^& power^ of the Holy ghost agreeable to the Revelations of Jesus Christ signifying that he has been baptized and receieved into the Church according to the articles and Covenants of ...
    Dates:
    January 2, 1834
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    April 1st 1834 I went with Brother Hatton to meet Brother Pulsipher and several other brethren and sisters at Brother Newcomes house in Fabius we had an interesti ng meeting. the spirit of the Lord was with us we returned home rejoiceing we soon was visited by Brother Harry Brown elder and Brother James Blakesly Priest they held two meetings with us & we were much edefied ...
    Dates:
    April 1, 1834
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    April 11th 1834 Less than an hundred it was the will of the Lord that the yong men & middle aged what could be spared should go up to Zion. I told Brother Parley our circumstances he told me it was my duty to try to prepare myself and go up to Zion. And accordingly I used evry exertion to settle my accounts arange my affairs and prepare myself to join my Brethren to go to Missourie and on the 10th of Aprail Brother Harrey ...
    Dates:
    April 11, 1834
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    Aprail 1834 Journey for Kirtland which place was appointed to meet at by the first day of May 1834 that all those who were going up to Zion might go together accord ing to the word of the Lord. We called on the Brethren at Lyons and spent the sabbath with them And the next Sabbath we spent with the brethren, at Genesee c then we continued our journey we called on Brother MCWithy and ...
    Dates:
    April 1, 1834
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    April 25th 1834 To travel towards Kirtland and arived there at night on the 25th of Aprail 1834 There for the first time I had a view of our beloved Brother Joseph Smith the Prophet & Seer which God hath raised up in these last days through whom the saints receieve Revelations from time to time. Brother Joseph invited [Text printed between lines of cursive text] I here [for the] first time became acquainted with Elder Milton Holmes who traveled with us in the camp to
    Dates:
    April 25, 1834
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    May 1st 1834 respecting the gospel and Kingdom of God than I had ever receieved from the whole Sectarian world. According to appointment on the first day of May 1834 we left Kirtland for Missouri there was not but a small part of the company left Kirtland untill the Monday following on account of their not being in readi ness going five days later. There was four baggage waggons and rising of 20 men in the company which left Kirtland the first of May ...
    Dates:
    May 1, 1834 May 6, 1834 May 8, 1834
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    May 8th 1834 For Self defence and according to Brother Joseph's request I delivered him my Sword for his own use, our lives were threatened in consequence of advocating and maintaining the gospel of Jesus Christ[.] for this cause it became necessary to be in readiness to defend our lives our persons and property. As I before said we commenced our march or jour ney on the 8th day of May from New Por tage the weather vary pleasant and deligh tful ...
    Dates:
    May 8, 1834
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    May 1834 we visited many of the mounds which were flung up by the ancient inhabitants of this Continent probably by the Nephites & Lamanites[.] we visited one of these Mounds [Printed between lines of cursive text] *considerd to be 300 feet above the level of the Illinois river three persons dug into the mound & found a body. Elder Milton Holmes took the arrow out of the back bones that killed Zelph & brought it with some of the ...
    Dates:
    May 1, 1834