Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 102

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

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    Sept. travling in company with Elder Clapp on foot through a rainy day & wadeing through creeks & swamps Br & Sister Benton accompanied us on horsback but we all arived weary & wet distance {of the day} 25 miles September 10, 1836 ~ Saturday 10 Arose in the morning sumwhat ill in consequence of the hard tower we endured the day previous[.] rode to Elder J. F Lane to attend the counsel of Elders to take into consideration the case of Sister ...
    Dates:
    September 10, 1836
  • Page 103

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

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    September 11, 1836 ~ Sunday Sept. ^11th^ Sunday rode to Br Camps Preached at his house & communed with the Saints Spent the night at Clapps ^4. m^ September 12, 1836 ~ Monday Walked to Br Lanes & spent the day in writing. 4 September 13, 1836 ~ Tuesday 13 Spent the day at Br Lanes in writing September 14, 1836 ~ Wednesday 14th Spent the day at Br Lanes in writings ...
    Dates:
    September 11, 1836 September 12, 1836 September 13, 1836 September 14, 1836 September 15, 1836 September 16, 1836 September 17, 1836 September 18, 1836 September 19, 1836
  • Page 104

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

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    their Oxen, their Horses their Tents their armour and moove towards Zion as the children of Israel accordi ng to the command of God as follows Arose in the morning at Br Camps & breakfasted at his house after which we repaired to the bank of a stream whare Prayers were offer'd up unto God when President Marsh led a young man into the waters of baptism & he was confirmed upon the bank of the stream under the hands of Presidents Marsh Patten & Grooves then we ...
  • Page 105

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

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    {On the return of Sister M. Fawker she decided to return back thinking it after all too great to leave her friends. I immediately set before her the danger of returning to Babylon and encouraged her and she became consoled and continued her journey.} I rode with them this first days travel as far as the south fork of Mayfield whare we all camped for the night After pitching our tents & taking supper I assembled this small camp of Israel together at Br
    Dates:
    September 20, 1836 September 21, 1836
  • Page 106

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

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    September 22, 1836 ~ Thursday Sept 22 Preached at Mr Frazier at the ford of brush creek got one subscriber for M & Ad. Was some opposed by a Pryspet erian Priest & wrote a letter for sister Bishop September 23, 1836 ~ Friday 23 Rode to Feliciana from thence took the Dresden road & with difficulty crossed the Obine swamp & creek my horse frequently wallowing in the cyprus slues nearly under water & mud from thence I rode to Br ...
    Dates:
    September 22, 1836 September 23, 1836 September 24, 1836 September 25, 1836 September 26, 1836 September 27, 1836 September 28, 1836 September 29, 1836 September 30, 1836 October 1, 1836 October 2, 1836 October 3, 1836 October 4, 1836 October 5, 1836
  • Page 107

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

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    October 6, 1836 ~ Thursday Oct 6th Spent the day at Elder Alexanders 2 miles October 7, 1836 ~ Friday 7th Rode in company with Elder Alexander & Warren Smith & their families to Paris & Perhaps the last time that I shall visit the place From thence to Mr Jonathan Alexanders Preached at his house at candle light distane 30 m[iles] October 8, 1836 ~ Saturday 8th ...
    Dates:
    October 6, 1836 October 7, 1836 October 8, 1836 October 9, 1836 October 10, 1836 October 11, 1836 October 12, 1836
  • Page 108

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

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    water & also with strong drink or spirits this not by commandment but from choice We then accor ding to commandment clensed our hands and feet and bore testimony unto God against the Ben ton County mob & also against Paris & many others who had rejected our testimony We enjo yed a solumn, spiritual, & interesting Season We retired from the water in the spirit of God & spent the night for the last time at Brother Levi Taylors &
    Dates:
    October 13, 1836 October 14, 1836 October 15, 1836 October 16, 1836 October 17, 1836 October 18, 1836 October 19, 1836 October 20, 1836 October 21, 1836
  • Page 109

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

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    October 22, 1836 ~ Saturday Oct 22 Preached at Br Beaty & Baptised 1 Mrs Beaty October 23, 1836 ~ Sunday 23rd Sunday Preached at Beatys & Baptised 1 his Daughter Also Ordained Brother James Beaty to the Office of a Priest he had been a Preacher of the Christian order for several years. Communed with the Sains had a spiritual time & it was the last meeting that I held in the South within the limits of the Tennesse Conference of Latter ...
    Dates:
    October 22, 1836 October 23, 1836 October 24, 1836 October 25, 1836 October 26, 1836 October 27, 1836 October 28, 1836
  • Page 110

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

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    Ohio falls passed through three locks arived at Louisville at 6 P.M. Paid $2.50 cts passage aboard the Havana, KETON Capt The Havana run about 10 miles per hour distance of the day 100 m[iles] their was 12 steamers at anchor at Luisville Priest Turpin went aboard a bout for Cincinnati & Elder Smoot & myself left Luisville to visit his kinsman in Owington that he had not visited since he was five years of age We took the Fran kford turnpike rode walked 4 miles ...
    Dates:
    October 29, 1836 October 30, 1836 October 31, 1836 November 1, 1836 November 2, 1836 November 5, 1836
  • Page 111

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

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    November 6, 1836 ~ Sunday Nov 6th Sunday Rode to William Smoots Preached at his house distance of the Day 7 miles November 7, 1836 ~ Monday 7th Sold one Book of Mormon & Rode to Owenton Owen County KY on the day of the election to vote for President &c at first the Judges endeav o^u^red to deprive Elder Smoot & myself from voting but after employing some Judges & Col Rowlett in our favor we gave our ...
    Dates:
    November 6, 1836 November 7, 1836 November 8, 1836 November 9, 1836 November 10, 1836 November 11, 1836 November 12, 1836 November 13, 1836 November 14, 1836 November 15, 1836 November 16, 1836
  • Page 112

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

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    November 17, 1836 ~ Thursday Nov 17th Went to Covington Crossed the Ohio River into Cincinnati visited the city & saw Conway & Webster who informed me that Brother Asahel H Woodruff had located himself in Terrehaute Indiania & traiding in Books in company with Robert Smith. I also saw the Dead & wounded carried from off the Steem Boat FLORA. 3 dead & 10 scalded by the bursting of her pipes Spent the night at ...
    Dates:
    November 17, 1836 November 18, 1836 November 19, 1836 November 20, 1836 November 21, 1836 November 22, 1836 November 23, 1836 November 24, 1836
  • Page 113

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

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    November 25, 1836 ~ Friday Nov 25th Took the parting hand with Elder Sherwood I then set out in company with Elder S^m^oot on foot in a hard snowstorm for Kirtland We came in sight of the Temple of the Lord before we reached the village & I truly felt to rejoice at the sight as it was the first time that mine eyes ever beheld the house of the Lord built by commandment & Revelation We soon entered the village & I spent one of the happiest ...
    Dates:
    November 25, 1836
  • Page 114

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

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    hand & not ownly the hieroglyphicks but also many figures of the that this precious treasure contains are calculated to make a lasting impression upon the mind which is not to be erased many other important views I was Privileged with in the upper story the school rooms, belfry &C. all indicating great architecture & wisdom we then spent some time in visiting the Bank & Printing office But wonder on wonder strikes my sense to look into the casket of the great work of Israels God in these last Days as the Prophet exclaims he does ...
  • Page 115

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

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    November 26, 1836 ~ Saturday Nov 26th I visited President & Doct Cowdery at the Printing office & made a general settlement with them for the M & Advocate for the subscribers of the South I gave 9 new subscribers to them & Paid them $41.50 for the M & Advocate which setteled all matters between us. I receieved some counsel from Presidents Smith & Rigdon to Elder Parrishe's house & spent the day in writing November 27, 1836 ~ Sunday Nov ...
    Dates:
    November 26, 1836 November 27, 1836
  • Page 116

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

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    in the house of the Lord assembled together from the the east, west, north & south many with whom I had been intimately acquainted I truly felt to thank God that his promises had been verifyed unto me by giving me a seat & a name within his house & within his walls {[illegible]} as of sons & of daughters Their was four Confirmed after the sacrament under the hands of Elder O Hide[.] President J. Smith addressed the congragation & the meeting Closed Spent the night with Elder W ...
    Dates:
    November 28, 1836 November 29, 1836 November 30, 1836 December 1, 1836
  • Page 117

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

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    December 2, 1836 ~ Friday Dec 2nd I Wrote a Letter to Br Azmon Woodruff it being the first communication between us for two years I also Wrote a Letter to col Joseph Rowlett at Owengton Owen County KY. December 3, 1836 ~ Saturday 3rd Traded with Brother Bump in goods $12.89 December 4, 1836 ~ Sunday 4th Sunday I went up to the house of the Lord ...
    Dates:
    December 2, 1836 December 3, 1836 December 4, 1836 December 5, 1836 December 6, 1836 December 10, 1836 December 11, 1836
  • Page 118

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

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    was presented to us for an example {God set the law in judgment on Kirtland [3 illegible words] remember this warning [illegible] judgment must [illegible] the law [illegible] God save many for Christ's sake.} Spent the past week in school in the Lords house December 18, 1836 ~ Sunday 18 Sunday I went up to the house of the Lord to worship Sermon delivered by Elder William Smith Elder Joseph Young administered ...
    Dates:
    December 18, 1836 December 19, 1836 December 20, 1836 December 20, 1836 December 22, 1836 December 24, 1836 December 25, 1836
  • Page 119

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

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    December 27, 1836 ~ Tuesday Dec 27th Met at the house of the Lord at candle light with the quorum of the Seventies their was about one hundred Elders of Israel Presant of 1, 2, & 3rd Seventy it is expected the Seventies will meet every tuesday evening through the winter for the Purpose of worshiping God & sanctifying themselves before him. Elder Smoot was again taken sick December 28, 1836 ~ Wednesday to December 31, 1836 ~ Saturday 28. 29. 30 & 31st was Principly ...
    Dates:
    December 27, 1836 December 28, 1836 December 31, 1836
  • Page 120

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

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    The before mentioned is an account of the most conspicuous part of my Procedings during the year of 1836 which has gone into eternity with its report as the year before it hath done & as the one following & all others must do. O time how swift & how precious thou art. How great the events that are bourn upon thy wings, esspecially in the dispensation of the fullness of times. 1836 is gone it cannot be recalled. Europe hath began to tremble at thy departure. The endowment of the Latter ...