Discourse 1898-04-10

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    PRESIDENT WILFORD WOODRUFF Historical incidents—Keys of power from Joseph to the Twelve—Founders of our nation inspired— Afflictions awaiting the world—Importance of re- deeming the dead. At the close of this Conference I have a desire to bear my testimony before you upon a few principles. I have rejoiced very much during this Conference in listening to the testi- mony of the Apostles and Elders who have spoken. It has brought to my remembrance a little of my history. ...
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    PRESIDENT WILFORD WOODRUFF In April, 1838, while in the town of Kirtland, in walking across the street I met two men who held the Apostle- ship. They said to me, "Brother Woodruff, we have something that we want you to join us in." Said I, "What is it?" "We want another Prophet to lead us." "Whom do you want?" "We want Oliver Cowdery. Joseph Smith has apostatized." After listen- ing to them, I said to them: "Unless you repent of your sins you will be damned ...
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    GENERAL CONFERENCE. God for them. Men are here, I believe, that know of this, Brothers J. D. T. McAllister, David H. Cannon and James G. Bleak. Brother McAllister baptized me for all those men, and then I told those brethren that it was their duty to go into the Temple and labor until they had got endowments for all of them. They did it. Would those spirits have called upon me, as an Elder in Israel, to perform that work if they had not been noble spirits before ...