Wilford Woodruff Papers

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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 2

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    the people it was the last meeting I should hold with them for a season, it created much excitement. I had appointments out for a week, which I got Bro. Cordon to fill. I went before the Lord in prayer and asked him where I should go, the Spirit said, go to the south. According to the directions of the Spirit, on the 3rd March I went to Herefordshire, and called upon John Benbow at Castlefroom; here I found a ...
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    the mob surrounded the pool, armed with stones, I dismissed the meeting, and went away; but the congregation and mob remained on the ground till midnight, and as there was no prospect of their dispersing and the candidates were anxious to be baptized, I went down in to the water and baptized five in the mist of a shower of stones, the water was all in a foam for a rod around me, none that I baptized were hit, and I was only hit twice, once on my hip and once on ...
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    A synod of church ministers became so alarmed for their flocks in that part of the vineyard, they petitioned parliament to adopt some measures to stop our preaching, they got ^received^ for an answer, that if they were as well acquainted with the Bible as their hunting grounds, and were as much interested in the welfare of the souls of men, as the chasing of the stags and foxes, they would not loose so many of their congregations. Aug. 18th, I visited London in company with Elders ...
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    X' July 5, 1848, (while on a mission to the Eastern States) I drove my carriage, containing myself and family into the door yard of bro. James Williams in Iowa, to camp for the night; I tied my mule to a large oak tree several rods from the carriage; as we were about to lay down in the carriage for the night, I was strongly impressed to go and move my mules from the oak tree, and also to move my carriage; I followed the dictates of the Spirit, and removed my mules to ...