Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    The ^W. Woodruffs^ Englands Missions of 1840 Joseph Smith the prophet asked the Lord what his will was concerning the Twelve, and the Lord answered in a revelation given July 8, 1838 in which the Lord says Let them take leave of my Saints in the City Far West on the 26 day of April next on the building spot of my Home saith the Lord, Let my servant John Taylor and also my servant
    Dates:
    July 8, 1838 April 26, 1839
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    under the Edict of Gov Boggs and the Missourians had sworn that if all the other revelations of Joseph Smith were fulfilled that should not be as it had a day & date to it and they would see that it should not be fulfilled. It almost seemed as though the Lord having a foreknowledge of what would take place had placed a day & date to that revelation to see whether the Apostles would obey that revelation at the risk of their lives when the time drew near for the fulfillment of ...
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    of one man said the Lord God had spoken and it was for us to obey, It was the Lords business to take care of his saints and we would fulfull the commandment or die a trying. According to our revalation on the 18 April 1839 I took into my waggon Brigham Young & Orson Pratt and Father Cutler took into his waggon George A Smith & John Taylor & George A Smith On the way we ...
    Dates:
    April 18, 1839 April 25, 1839 April 26, 1839
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    and though the prophet Joseph & Hyrum Smith with other leading men were in the hands of our enemies and in chains & in prison still we moved on to the Temple Ground in the City of Far West and held a council and fulfilled the revelation and commandment given unto us, and among other things that we performed at this Council we excommunicated from the Church 31 person who had apostetized from the Church and turned to be our enemies. The mission of the Twelve was sung we then ...
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    Darwins Chase and Norman Shearer (who had just been liberated from Richmond prison) were also ordained to the office of Seventies. The Twelve then offered up vocal prayer in the following order Brigham Young, Heber C Kimball, Orson Pratt John E Page John Taylor Wilford Woodruff and George A Smith After which they sung Adam^on^di Aman and then the Twelve took their leave and parting hand of ...
    Dates:
    May 2, 1839
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    liberated through the blessings of God from his enemies & prison and passed us not far distant from each other without either party knowing it, they making their way for their families in Illinois while we were making our way to Far West into the hands ^midst^ of our enemies so they arrived home to their families & friends before our return. May 3rd was a very interesting day to me as well as others. In company with 5five others of the Quorum of the ...
    Dates:
    May 3, 1839
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    except those who have born the Holy priesthood and been in tribulation for the Gospel sake after spending the day together with returned to our families at night. On the day following May 4, we met in conference in Quincy The prophet Joseph presiding which caused great joy to all the Saints, much business was done on the 4, but on Sunday the 5 May Joseph Smith addressed the assembly followed by Sidney Rigdon & the Twelve Apostles the spirit of the ...
    Dates:
    May 4, 1839 May 5, 1839 May 6, 1839
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    other another entered his back and came out at the breast a ball passed through each hip each leg and each arm all this was while he was running for life and as strange as it may appear, all those wounds with one broaken rib did not lessen his speed but he out run his enemies & carried his life we can ownly acknowledge it to be by the power and Mercy of God, president Joseph Young was also among the number He also fled although the balls flew around ...
    Dates:
    May 15, 1839 May 18, 1839
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    [page covered] [w]ith our families both went into one room [page covered] [a]bout 14 feet square. Finally Br Young obtained a room and moved into it by himself then Orson Pratt & family moved into the same room with myself and family, ^A day of Gods Power^ while I was living in these cabins with in the old barracks we experienced a day of Gods with the prophet Joseph. It was a very sickly time and Joseph ...
    Dates:
    July 22, 1839
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    this occasion he healed all in his house and door yard Then in company with Sidney Rigdon & several of the Twelve Heber Kimball & Parley P Pratt who had just got out of prison accompanied him and he ^went^ through among the sick lying on the bank of the River and he commanded in a loud voice in the name of Jesus Christ to come up and be made whole and they were all healed and when they had healed all that were ...
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    & took him by the right hand Joseph [page covered] [hol]ding his hat in his left hand Br Joseph saw that his eyes were glazed He speechless and uncon- cious He held his hand in his looking him in the sp face He says Br Fordham Do you not know me[?] at first he made no reply but we could all see the effects of the Spirit of God resting upon him He again said Elijah do you not know me[?] with a low whisper he said yes ...
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    a healthy color came to face, and life was m[an]- ifest in ery act. His feet were done up in Indian Mud poltices, He kicked it off his feet and scattered its contents and he called for clothes put them on called for a boul of bread & milk & eat it put on his hat and followed us into the street to visit others who were sick. The unbeliever may ask was there not deception in this, if there is any deception in the mind of the unbeliever There was none with
    Dates:
    June 24, 1880
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    dangerously sick when we entered the home Brother Joseph took him by the hand and commanded him in the Name of Jesus Christ to arise & be made whole and he arose & was immediately healed, and while this was going on the wicked mob in the place led by one R Mourn had became alarmed and followed us into Br Nobles Home But before them arrived in the Home Br Joseph had called upon Br Fordham to offer prayer and while he was praying the mob entered with all the ...
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    when we left Br Nobles, the prophet Joseph went onto the bank of the river waiting for the Ferry boat to return back home with those who accompanied him. We accompanied him to the river while waiting for the boat a man came to Joseph Smith of the world, knowing of the miricles which had been performed he having a pairs of twin children about 5 months old old and both laying [each] night unto death aske[d] the prophet of he would not go and heal them but they ...
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    Chapter 3rd preparing for our journey & Mission The blessings of the prophet Joseph upp upon our heads and his promises upon us. The power of the Devil manifest to hinder our performing our Mission (on the 1st day of July Joseph Smith & his counsellors Sidy Rigdon & Hyrum Smith crossed the river to Montrose to spend the day with the Twelve and set them apart & bless them before they started upon their missions ...
    Dates:
    July 1, 1839
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    to forgive our Brother on ther first intimation of repentance and asking forgiveness for our Heavently Father will be equilly as merciful unto us also we ought to be willing to repent of ^and confess^ all of our own sins and keep Nothing back and Let the Twelve be humble and not be exhalted, and beware of pride and not seek to excell one above another but act for each others good and honirably make mention of each others names ^in prayer^ before the Lord and before our fellow men do not back bite or devour our brother. The ...
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    and keep in mind that it is a day of warning and not of many words. Act honest before God & men beware of sophestry such as bowing & scraping unto men in whom you have no confidence be ^honest^ open and frank [illegible] 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, and temptations afflictions bonds, imprisionsments and death se[e] to it that you do not betray Jesus Christ that you do not betray your Brethren, that ...
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    with chills and fever or sickness of some kind nearly all the Quorum of the Twelve began to be sick and their families so it still required a good deal of faith and perserverance to be exercised in order to start off on a Mission with the chills & fever. On the 25 July for the first time in my life I was attacked with the chills & fever this I had every other day which laid me prostrate each day my chill was upon me My wife Phebe ...
    Dates:
    July 25, 1839 August 17, 1839
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    Chapter 4. Leaving my family, starting upon my missions and Incidents upon the Journey Aug 8, 1839 Early on this important morning I arose from my sick bed, laid my hands upon the head of my wife Phebe and blessed her and departed from her ^the^ embrace of my companion and left her almost without food or raiment the necessaries of life she parted with me with this fortitude that becomes a Saint realizing the responsibility of her compan- ion. Phebe farewell, be of good chear, remember me ...
    Dates:
    August 8, 1839
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    desecting room than a missionary Joseph replyied what did you say that for get up & go along all will be right with you. I name these incidents that the recorder may know how the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles started on their missions to England in 1839 Elder John Taylor was agoing with me and we were the two first ^two^ of the Quorum that started on the mission and Br Taylor was about the ownly well man there was in ...