Wilford Woodruff Papers

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    119 members; Johnson F. Lane, Benj. L. Clapp and Randolph Alexander were ordained Elders, and Lindsey Bradey to the office of a priest by D. W. Patten, who baptized five at the close of the conference. I.S.D. At this conference I was released from my labors in the South, and counselled to go to Kirtland and recieve my endowments, as was also
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    Dec. 20, 1836, I was present at the organization of the third Quorum of seventies; there were 27 ordained. Jan. 3, 1837, I was set apart to be a member of the first quorum of Seventies. 6th, I visited the office of the Kirtland safety society, and saw the first paper that was issued from that institution it was given to Jacob Bump in exchange for other notes, he was the first to circulate it. I heard Pres. Joseph Smith declare in ...
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    until they were darkened in their minds and many were opposed to Joseph Smith, and some wished to appoint David Whitmer to lead the church in his stead; in the midst of this cloud of dark spirits, Joseph returned to Kirtland, and this morning arose in the stand. when He appeared as though he was much depressed, but soon the spirit of God rested upon him men and he addressed the assembly in great plainness for about 3 hours, and put his enemies to silence. when ...
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    the Elders for three hours, clothed with the spirit and power of God, he unbosomed his feelings in the house of his friends, ^and^ gave much instruction, he urged upon us the absolute necessity of giving strict heed to his teachings and counsel, and the Revelations of the Lord to the church, and be wise in all things, that Zion and her stakes may be redeemed and established, no more to be thrown down, he said, that the kings of the earth would yet become to behold the glory of ...
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    into the hands of our enemies against us; [FIGURE] They had oppressed the poor saints ^& had brought sought to bring distress th upon them^, and had become covenant breakers, for which they ^will feel the^ wrath of God. he said, they would become whited walls. April 13, 1837, I married Phebe W. Carter, daughter of Ezra and Sarah Carter of Scarborough, Maine. the ceremony was performed, at the house of Prest. Joseph Smith, by ...
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    taken from the Kirtland bank, – having been a Clerk in that institution., He We cossed the lake Ontario, visited upper Canada, and attended a Conference, May 10th, with Elders John E. Page and James Blakesly, in the township of Bastard, Leeds Co. there was eight branches represented containing 300 members, 13 elders, 5 priests, 8 teachers and 6 deacons. Elder Wm. Draper and ...
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    college Jesus Christ and his Apostles obtained their education in , : the priest and rabble then left me. 12th, I preached in a school house in West Avon to an attentive congregation; after meeting I baptized my Uncle Ozem Woodruff, his wife and son, John, in fulfillment of a dream which I had when I w at 10 years of age. I visited most of my relatives in Conn., and preached the Gospel unto ...
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    and Elder Milton Holmes, at his Fathers house; I spent several days in preaching to the Saints in that region. Aug. 1, We left New Rowley, and was joined by Elder Hale, who accompanied us to Saco, Maine. 7th, I accompanied my wife to her Fathers house in Scarborough, ^Maine^ we were kindly received and entertained ^received^; it was the first time I had seen any of her relations. We ...
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    we would like to speak, I told him at 5, he gave out our appoint- ment, and invited us to his house, I asked him how many school houses there were on the island; he answered said, four. and gave me their names. I asked him if they were free for any one to preach in, he answered in the affirmative, I took out my bible, book of Mormon, and doctrine and covenants, and laid them all upon his stand, he promised to read them. ; the hour of ...
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    had rejected the truth, and they would see signs, but not unto salvation. Vinal Haven includes both North and South Fox Island is in Lat. 44°, Long 69° 10 '. The inhabitants are generally healthy, industrious and hospitable to strangers, the people obtain most of their wealth and living by fishing, and fit out annually over one hundred licensed vessels, beside many smaller crafts. The north Island is 9 miles long and 2 wide; population 800, a post office, a store, a ...
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    bass, alewives, herring, Pohagen, dolphin, whiting, frost fish, flounders, smelt, skate, shrimp, skad ^shad^, cusk, bluebacks, scollop, dogfish, muttonfish, lumpfish, squid, five fingers, monkfish, nursefish, sunfish swordfish, ^thrasher, cat, scuppog, twotog, eye fish, illegible cunner, Ling. V eels, also lobsters^ clams, mussels, wrinkels, porpoises, seals &c. &c. Sep 6, the harbor was filled with a school of mackerel, which were caught in great numbers with by the poeple standing upon the wharf. While standing upon the farm of Eleazur Carven^er^ ...
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    to see what effect this would have. I warned them in the name of the Lord, and proclaimed the judgements of God that awaited the wicked, and shook my garments in the presence of the people, and told them I was clear of their blood, byt but they only heard my voice intermingled with the roar of cannon and musketry; before I closed speaking, the sailors went back on board of the revenue cutter. At the close of the meeting I baptized 2, two, also one next day, and while baptizing the ...
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    with the intention of breaking up the work upon these islands, but it did not accomplish it. 11th, I was visited by Elders Townsend and Milton Holmes, who attended conferences with me upon both islands, and bore their testimony to the people, but the spirit of opposition increased to a great height. I was warned by the spirit ^of the Lord^ to leave for a season, and take a western mission; after visiting the saints from house ...
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    the kingdom of God, which was words were fulfilled this day. I confirmed those baptized and organized this small branch of the church, consisting of 9 members, 8 of whom were relatives, I ordained Dwight Webster a priest, and ad- ministered the sacrament. unto them. July 3rd., I started for the state of Maine and arrived at Father Carter's in Scarborough on the 6th. 14th., My wife was delivered of a daughter at ...
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    [page torn] uspense until Oct. 1, when Elder Townsend [page torn] ompany; they arrived in Scarborough on the [page torn] th their wagon covers all flying. The company stopped at the house of sister Sarah B. Foss; we went to work and nailed down all the covers and painted them, which made them waterproof 4th., we started upon our journey, my child was in the first stages of the hooping cough, our company consisted ...
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    Copy of No. 21, Vol. VIII.
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    Joseph from time to time, as I had opportunity. July 22nd. I was with Prest. Joseph Smith and his council and the Twelve, it was a day of Gods power with the pr Prophet. H^h^e healed many who were sick nigh unto death, among whom were Elijah Fordham and Joseph B. Nobles; even the wicked rabble followed to see the sick healed; as Joseph was about to cross the river a man came to him and asked him if ...
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    on your mission". I thanked him. A Bro., came along with a wagon and carried me a few miles on my road, I started without purse or scrip; I ^&^ passed by Parley P. Pratt who was hauling ^e^ ^hewing^ logs for a house; he was bare-foot, bare-headed, with- out coat or vest on, he said "I have no money but I have an empty purse, I will give you that." I went a few rods and found Elder ^H. C.^ Kimball building ...
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    I committed him into the hands of God; and the family promised to do all in their power to make him comfortable; I parted with ^from^ him with a heavy heart. Sep. On the 2nd, Novr. I continued my journey with Father Coltrin to Cleveland, Ohio, I there took Steamer on the 10th. for Buffalo; had a severe gale and did not reach Buffalo until the 12th. I traveled to Albany on a Canal ...
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    1839 On the 19th, Decr in company with Elders John Taylor & Theodore Turley I went on board the packet ship "Oxford" and sailed for Liverpool, where I landed January 11th, 1840, in good health and spirits. When I left my Father, he gave me some money to assist in paying my passage, also gave me five dollars which he requested me to keep until I arrived in Liverpool, saying, I would there need it; this I found to be true after landing; that ...