Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, September 30, 1839

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    Farmington Hartford County Ct Sept 30th 1839 My Dear Phebe In the midst of my Fathers family I once more take up my pen to convers with you a few moments. I have delayed writing longer than I should but I have been waiting for a letter from you I have had the greatest anxiety to hear from you & Sarah E. & the friends around you but as yet I have not had that privilege When I ...
    Dates:
    September 30, 1839
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, September 30, 1839

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    with peculiar feelings as I journied by land the places whare you suffered with your sickness [Eunice’s handwriting, Wilford’s words] with regard to crossing the Lake, we had a very tedious time of it. were caught in a line storm, and was in it 3 days on our way to Buffalo, at which place on the 13th we ^I^ took line boat for Albany, arrived at Albany on the 19th. during which time in consequence of the cold I took on the Lake with the crowded situation of the boat ...
  • Page 3

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, September 30, 1839

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    Farmington Oct. 1st. Dear Sister As Willford has reserved for me a page to fill, I will now cheerfully (tho’ in something of a hurry) seat myself to pen you a few lines. I recieved your Letter at the hands of my brother and was truly glad to hear from you, was sorry however to hear of the ill state of your health as also that of your family, but how it will soon be improved. Wilford as you are aware is quite unwell, and we feel as you write, much anxiety respecting ...
  • Page 4

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, September 30, 1839

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    Mrs Phebe Woodruff. Montrose Lee County Ioway Territory [stamp in red ink] FARMINGTON OCT 2 CT [stamp in red ink] MAIL 25 W. Woodruff farmington & Eunice Sept 30, 1839
  • Page 101

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Moved by Elder Kimble & seconded by Elder Richards that 20 of the Seventies be sent for & that it be left discretionary with the president of the Twelve to send for more if he think proper Meeting closed by prayer by Elder Kimble At a general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held in the Temperance Hall Preston, Lancashire, England; on the fifteenth Day of April Eighteen hundred & forty. Elder Kimble was called to ...
  • Page 102

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Wm Garner represented the church at Longton consisting of 51 members 2 E. 4 P. & 2 Teachers Teacher Joseph Jackson repd the Church at Southport 20 Members. 1 P. 1 T. Elder John Moon reps. the Church Dunbers Lane & Neighbourhood 54 M. 1 E. 2 P. 3 T. Richard Benson rep. the church at Hunters Hill 17 M. 1 E. 1 P. 1 ...
  • Page 103

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Thomas Smith rep the Church at Clithero 27 [M] 1 E. 3 P. Also the Church at Chatburn 84 M 1 E. 2 P. 2 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Dawnham ^Dunham^ 20 M 1 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Grindleton 5 M. Er Wm Clayton rep. the Church at Manchester 240 Members 2 E. 5 P. 4 T 1 D ...
  • Page 104

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Joseph Fielding rep. the Church at Alston Cumberland con[sisting] of 40 M. 2 E 2 P. 2 T. Er Wd Richards rep. the Church at Brampton consisting of 30 M. 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church at Bedford consi[sting] of 40 M 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church in Scotland consisting of 21 M. 3 E. The meeting ...
  • Page 105

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    be published under the Superintendance & direction of the Twelve for caried the benefit and information of the church as soon as a sufficient number of subscribers shall be obtained. Carried Mooved & Second. that Brother John Bleagard of Lambsbury be Ordained to the Office of a priest. Carried Mooved & Secd that bro James Corbridge of Thornly be Ordained to the Office of a priest. Carried Elder Kimble then ...
  • Page 106

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Mooved by Er Young & Secd by P P Pratt that this Conference be adjourned till the 6th Day of July next to be held in Preston at 10 oclok A.M. Carried The Meeting then Adjourned Heber C Kimble President Wm Clayton Clerk The whole Number of the Saints in England & Scotland including official members is Saints 1671 Elders 34 Priest ...
  • Page 107

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    for the Church. Mooved by Er Kimble & Sec. by Er P P Pratt that a Committy of three be appointed to make a selection of Hymns Mooved by Er Orson Pratt & Seconded. by Er Willford Woodruff that Elder Brigham Young Er P P Pratt & Er J. Taylor form the Committy for the Selection of the Hymns Mooved by Er W Richards Secd by
  • Page 108

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Mooved by Er John Taylor Secd. by Er P P Pratt that the copy right of the Book of Doctrins & Covenants & the Book of Mormon be secured as soon as possible Mooved by Elr W Woodruff secnd by Er W. Richards that Elders Brigham Young Heber C. Kimble & Parley P Pratt be the Committy to secure the Coppy Right Mooved by Er H C. Kimble secd by Er W Richards ...
  • Page 109

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    I Willford Woodruff being led by the spirit visited Frooms Hill in Herefordshire ^England^ 5 miles North of Ledbury on the 5th day of March 1840 & commenced preaching the word of God unto the people & many recieved my testimony & I commenced Baptizing such as should be saved & in one month & 5 days I Baptized Mr Thomas Kington the superintendant of the Church of the United Brethren which came out of the methodist connextion & I also Baptized forty ...
  • Page 110

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    have again returned into this part of the vine yard, & Elder B. Young is with me & I expect Elder Richards soon to assist in pruning this part of the vineyard. this field that is now open is about 40 miles from Bristol 40 from Birmingham & 120 from London. I expect the church will number several hundred in this region soon. I fou nd on my return that Elder Kington had baptized 10, & ...
  • Page 111

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    April 14, 1840 ~ Tuesday to April 16, 1840 ~ Thursday Thus I spent the 14, 15, ^&^ 16 of April siting in coun cil with my Brethen the Twelve & the Saints. I preached in the evening of the 15th, in the Tempera nce Hall to a crouded congregation. I felt Happy to have the privilege of sitting in council with my Brethen the Twelve in a foreign Nation to do the work of the Lord After our council closed on the 16th I walked with Elder ...
    Dates:
    April 14, 1840 April 16, 1840 April 17, 1840 April 18, 1840
  • Page 112

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    John Tayler commence his Labours in Liverpool, that P. P. Pratt go to Manchester to publish the periodical & that George A. Smith go to the Potteries & that Elders Brigham Young & W Richards go with me into the field or vineyard which I had opened in Herefordshire & the adjoining county. So I took the parting hand ...
    Dates:
    April 19, 1840 April 20, 1840 April 21, 1840
  • Page 113

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    in this City. We visited the Ancient noted splended Worcester Cathedral Which surpasses any thing for spel splender & architecture mine eyes ever beheld it was about 400 feet in length 800 or 900 years of age it contained many Monuments or portraits of persons which were graven out of marble & lade over the tombs or vaults of Ancient Bishops, Lords, & Princis, some of which had lane there for 7 or 800 years. It is said that some of these mon uments with their winding st[r]eets which ...
  • Page 114

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    most splended prospect of all the surrounging country for 30 miles, & on some of the highest peaks are large intrenchments whare men retreated to in the time of the roman war, The buildings in the village of Malvern are splendid standing on the side of these Hills. It has long been a place of retreat for the Kings Queens princis Lords & Noblemen of London & other parts of England to visit in the summer season. We had a view ...
    Dates:
    April 22, 1840
  • Page 115

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    When it Was Motioned by Er W Woodruff & secd by Elder Kington that James Hill, James Barns, Charles Price, & John Parry, be ordained to the office of a Priest, & John Benbow to the Office of a Teacher Carried unanimously. Elder Brigham Young & W. Woodruff then proceded to ordain the above pers ons to the offices assigned them. Priest Charles Price was then ...
    Dates:
    April 23, 1840 April 24, 1840
  • Page 116

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    April 25, 1840 ~ Saturday 25th I spent the day & night at Moorends Cross & was quite Ill with a bad Cold April 26, 1840 ~ Sunday 26th Notwithstanding I was quite Ill I walked 5 miles to Ashfield & preached at Mr Baly's & in in the afternoon to Crowcutt & preached & Baptized 10 persons & confirmed them & Ordained Edward Philips a Priest. ^1 {family was taken [2 illegible ...
    Dates:
    April 25, 1840 April 26, 1840 April 27, 1840 April 28, 1840 April 29, 1840