Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 117

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

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    April 30, 1840 ~ Thursday 30th I spent the day in writing at Froomes Hill 30 Friday ^Thursday^ I walked with Elder Young to Dymock & had an interview with Elders Richards & Kington & spent the night with them [FIGURES] I recieved two ^3^ Letters one from Mother Woodruff & one from G. A. Smith & one from A Cordon 12 mil
    Dates:
    April 30, 1840 May 1, 1840 May 2, 1840 May 3, 1840 May 4, 1840 May 5, 1840
  • Page 118

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

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    May 6, 1840 ~ Wednesday May 6th this is the dryest Spring that has been known in England for many years the ground is parched, yet all Nature is covered with verdent green while the fruit trees sends forth their sweet purfumes from the smi leing Blossoms {with} which theire are clothed I Baptized 5 persons at the Bower & con firmed them then preached at Duns Close & walked to taperdin at
    Dates:
    May 6, 1840 May 7, 1840 May 8, 1840 May 9, 1840
  • Page 119

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

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    between & Ledbury with other villages in the wes[t] with a fine beautiful cultivated vale upon evry hand, & while standing upon this eminance & beholding this grand prospect or survey to add to the solemnity of the scenery the thu- nders began to roll & lightnings flash beneath my feet while the rain desended in torrents in the vale beneath while I was in the midst or above the clouds to behold the scene May 10, 1840 ~ Sunday 10th Sunday I met a company ...
    Dates:
    May 10, 1840 May 11, 1840
  • Page 120

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

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    together. then after rising another hundred feet I entered another Intrenchment like the one below & after this another & thus Intrenchment lay above Intrenchment untill we ^I^ reached the top of the hill which was nearly flat or level & lay in a circle or round & not being more than one or two acres on the top & thus I stood upon the top of this Bacon or hill from 10 to 1500 feet in highth & while surveighing the surrounding Country I could also behold the deep ...
    Dates:
    May 12, 1840
  • Page 61

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    committee settle the financial or business matters thereof with Joseph Smith Jun to whom the profits rightly belong. Resolved that Elder Amos Fielding be appointed to superintend fitting out the Saints from Liverpool to America under the instructions of Elder P. P. Pratt Resolved that Brother G. J. Adams go to Bedford & Northampton and labour in that region. Adjourned till 10 o-clock tomorrow A.M Elder
    Dates:
    April 3, 1841 April 5, 1841
  • Page 62

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Elder Woodruff that the Twelve do business at the Conference as a quorum & call upon the Church or Conference to sanction it. Adjourned till the 6th Inst to meet in general Conference at Carpenters Hall at 10 oclock A.M. O. Hyde Clerk [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder John Taylor, Tailor April 6, 1841 ~ Tuesday CONFERENCE MINUTES The Council of the Twelve assembled at Manchester ...
    Dates:
    April 6, 1841
  • Page 63

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    Locations By whom Represented Members Elders Priest Teachers Deacons Manchester P. P. Pratt 443 7 15 9 0 Clitheroe Conference H.C. Kimball 318 6 12 13 3 Preston Do P. Melling 675 11 15 13 3 Liverpool J. Taylor 190 9 8 4 3 Isle of Man Do Do 90 2 4 2 0 London Conference L. Snow 137 3 8 4 2
  • Page 64

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    The Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Opened by Prayer Scattering members were then represented consisting of near 50 not included in any of the Above branches The President then proceded to make some remarks on the Office of Patriarch and concluded by moving that Elder Albertson be ordained to that Office. This was seconded by Elder Kimball and carried unanimou- sly. Resolved that D. Watt Thomas Richardson G. J. Adams James ...
  • Page 65

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    the officers & members & to the whole Congregation consisting of about seven hundred people, A large fragmen[t] was left for some who were not present, while the cake was passing P. P. Pratt composed the following lines When in far Distant regions As strangers we roam Far away from our Country Our friends and our home When sinking in sorrow Fresh courage we'll take As we think on our friends And remember the CAKE Elder O Hide appealed powerfully to the meeting & covenanted with the ...
    Dates:
    April 7, 1841
  • Page 66

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    I walked Into the city with Br Young & we bought each of us a pair of Pebble Specticeles for the eyes Also a small spy glass, Pebbles were 14/ shillings, the spy glass 3/6. I wrote a letter [FIGURE] to Sister Margarett Morgan April 8, 1841 ~ Thursday 8th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder Edward Ockey [FIGURE] Also one to Phebe W. Woodruff. I ^received^ £4.10 from Elder John ...
    Dates:
    April 8, 1841 April 9, 1841 April 10, 1841 April 11, 1841 April 12, 1841
  • Page 67

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    1 Shawl 6/ 6 1 Do 9 5 1 Do 4 6 3 yards linen 2/2 6 6 20 Do Flannel 1/1 1 1 8 1 Veil 12 6 1/4 lb Silk 25/6 6 4 1 Ball Twist 3 3 1 lb of black sewing thread 4 2 pair of stockings 1/3 2 6 2 Do 1/6 3 2 Do 1/5 2 10 2 Cotton Hankerchiefs 2 1 Dress Pattern 4 7 £4 9 7 1/2 I also received a present of a dress pattern & 4 spools & 6 Balls of cotton ...
    Dates:
    April 13, 1841 April 14, 1841
  • Page 68

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    Silk work bag & needle ball from Sister Martha Brotherton I spent the evening preparing my things for going to Liverpool, I was called to administer to Sister Smith who was vary sick. I spent the night at Br Bewshers April 15, 1841 ~ Thursday 15th we sent our trunks & baggage on the baggage cars & we bid old Manchester with all their was in it farewell left Elder P ...
    Dates:
    April 15, 1841 April 16, 1841
  • Page 69

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    & a dress black, coat & summer Pantaloons & waistcoat, I visited the agents of the ship which we were going on with Elder Taylor & we detained the ship one day on our account, this company will do all they can to favor us for it is for their interest as we have already given them many passengers & shall probably many more they give us with all our company the second cabin & do of a seperate room for our quorum the fare of each person ...
    Dates:
    April 17, 1841
  • Page 70

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    Sister Ann Ockey accompanied us they much desired to sail with us to America, with their Brother Edward but they were not ready I retired to my room & bed at midnight vary weary with my days labour distance 15 mile April 18, 1841 ~ Sunday 18th Sunday I Preached to about 200 saints & some of the world in the music Hall in bold st Liverpool in the morning, in the afternoon the Twelve bore testimony of ...
    Dates:
    April 18, 1841 April 19, 1841
  • Page 71

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    I Bought the following Articles 1 Shall £0 14 1 Ditto 14 1 Ditto 6 2 pair of Drawers 9 1 Ditto 3 2 flannel shirts 10 1 box steel pens 6 1 Do 2 1 Do 1 4 Cards of pens 4 1 Doz pen cases 1 1 Inkstand 1 Total £5.15 Sister Elizabeth Ockey presented me with a nice neck scarf And Sister Ann Ockey presented me with a fine silk neck hankerchief & gold pin. I took ...
    Dates:
    April 20, 1841
  • Page 72

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    We drew out into the river Mercy & cast anchor in sight of Liverpool & spent the day & night. It was with some difficulty that we could get the baggage stowed away so that we could make our beds however we lay dow n & slep well April 21, 1841 ~ Wednesday 21st Wednesday the wind is favorable & we are all vary busy in nailing down & lashing our baggage to prepare for sea. The anchor was hauled up & sails spread at ...
    Dates:
    April 21, 1841 April 22, 1841 April 23, 1841 April 24, 1841 April 25, 1841 April 26, 1841
  • Page 73

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    worse in any sickness, was thankful that my wife & children was not with me to share in such sufferings, the sun is plesent today we have still west head winds & rough sea. Their has been some fears that several children would die on board being vary sick, we got together & prayed the Lord to have mercy upon us all & spare the lives of our company, & the sick began to amend truly we have perils by sea as well as by land [FIGURE] Two ...
    Dates:
    April 27, 1841 April 28, 1841
  • Page 74

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    surge be hurled with all their force into the births of the men, women, & children which would endanger the lives of all on seeing the foundation of this mass give way Elder W. Richards & myself sprang to this place of danger & braced ourselves against the barrels & held them for a few moments untill it was a little secured I then went on deck to the Captain & informed him of the situation of things below & he sent the sailors with some ropes & secured ...
  • Page 75

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    April 29, 1841 ~ Thursday April 29th Sea vary rough after the gale the sun shines plesent. & we have a fair wind for the first time since we left Liverpool we sail 10 nots an hour their is one sail in sight of us. A plesemt evening wind aft nearly all the canvass spread I had a good nights rest April 30, 1841 ~ Friday 30th A fine breeze from NE sail 10 not an hour fears were entertained that the ship was on ...
    Dates:
    April 29, 1841 April 30, 1841 May 1, 1841 May 2, 1841
  • Page 76

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    several times about 20 rods from the ship, we are drawing near the banks of Newfoundland. Sunday May 3, 1841 ~ Monday 3rd Clouday we have a calm but sail abut 3 nots an hour, in the evening a good wind N.E sail 12 nots an hour May 4, 1841 ~ Tuesday 4th A clear serene Mays morning the most plesent we have had on the voyage the water almost perfectly smooth a calm hardly air enough to move a sail the captain sounded ...
    Dates:
    May 3, 1841 May 4, 1841 May 5, 1841 May 6, 1841 May 7, 1841