Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 77

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

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    who interfered we had the roughest night at sea which we have seen since we have been on the voyage the spars & other things were afloat on the main deck May 8, 1841 ~ Saturday 8th fair weather but high head winds from the S.W. sea rough we shiped some heavy seas, one sail in sight, the Captain had his hat blown into the sea while taking observations with his quadrant we have passed two sail to day, I had a long conversation with the second mate ...
    Dates:
    May 8, 1841 May 9, 1841 May 10, 1841
  • Page 78

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

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    gallant sail about 100 feet from the upper deck which was the top of the rope ladders I could go no higher without climing a single bear rope so I retu- rned to the deck I found it required some presens of mind & caution to go up & down the riging of a ship as she was waving in the air we had a calm night May 11, 1841 ~ Tuesday 11th A strong west head wind but warm we sail 9 not an hour to the North we passed ...
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    May 11, 1841 May 12, 1841 May 13, 1841 May 14, 1841 May 15, 1841 May 16, 1841
  • Page 79

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

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    May 17, 1841 ~ Monday 17th A strong W. head wind run 8 not an hour to the N.W. we are now gitting into great danger of the shoals & bottoms as wind is against us we can ownly about hold our own. the sea is much choped this morning appears some like Lake Erie We came in full view of Long Island at about 3 3 oclock P.M. A pilot boat hove in sight & made for us. About the same ...
    Dates:
    May 17, 1841 May 18, 1841 May 19, 1841
  • Page 80

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

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    the latest news. The Editor Paid $45 dollars for the steem boat to bring him down to the ship to get the news we have been 29 days from Liver- pool to our casting anchor this morning, we raised our anchor in the afternoon & went in with the tide on to the quarentene ground & again droped our anchor the physician came on board searched the passengers & found them well, But we shall be quarrenteened untill tomorrow now is the time ...
    Dates:
    May 20, 1841
  • Page 220

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    April 6, 1844 ~ Saturday A Special Conference held at Nauvoo April 6th AD 1844 Conference assembled at 10 oclock AM April 6 President B, Young, called the conference to order. President Joseph Smith said he should not occupy time in speaking of any difficulties that might have occured in our midst, said he was not a fallen prophet, & never in any nearer relationship to God than at the present time, & would show before the conferen closed ...
    Dates:
    April 6, 1844
  • Page 221

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    are not willing to bear the scoffs of the world any longer unnessarily had we told openly & talked openly of the things of God that have & will come to pass our blood would have been shed we should not have been here this day. But we hid ourselves up in secret, there we talked wept, & prayed & the Angels Administered unto us & the spirit of God was with us & the heavens opened unto us, but we should now have been in our grave had we ...
  • Page 222

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    us great things, dont think strange if men dont think of great things when I obtained a great & glorious principle I felt like locking it up lest the people would laugh at me. And while we were together & telling one thing we would learn another; I speak of these things to do away with the notion or feelings about our secret meetings was their any thing wrong then no, neither will their be now. No, I have no fear of it what God does is for my salvation & the ...
  • Page 223

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    the Marshall, many other usful remarks were made by the speaker, when he gave way untill the Afternoon Was followed with many usful remarks from Elder Taylor. The stand was occupied with with eleven Lamanites chiefs braves &c At 2 oclok the conference Assembled & resumed his subject & said we were discusing in the morning service upon the history of the Church of Jesus Christ. its a miserable man that could not manufactor his own tex[t]. I have known many a sermon spoiled ...
  • Page 224

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    to see a dozen armed men in the cornor of the fence, he wanted to shoot them, after- wards the mob came in & broke the door, took me & dragd me out through the streets by my heels with my head pounding over the frozen ground. Another company took presiden Smith, & tar & feathered him, they tried to tar and turn Aquiphertos [aqua fortis] down our our throats this is the reason why we were in secret, under lock & key. Now if you will let us ...
  • Page 225

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    them chose & ordained them & this is the reason why they are so. you have men in your midst who will not turn to the right hand or left if you are in their path you must get out you cannot cort by favor or welth or any thing els, they do not ask Poleticians kings or people for favor, they ask God for it alone if the world make them rich or poor they never ask for it. The man whom God has raised up to lay the foundation of this work is placed in such a situation ...
  • Page 226

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    king in heaven and quarrel about the office of constable on earth. The kingdom of God may rise up in the midst of the kingd of the world and live above all laws, and not be a law abiding man, I will live above all law I will pay my taxes & obey all requirments that the goverment has uppon me. the reason we was mob in Mo was because we would not have any thing to do with the laws we did not break any we lived above them so they sent a mob upon us ...
    Dates:
    April 7, 1844
  • Page 227

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    mind, not by force of Arms, but by free will because they want to do the will of God & it is accomplished by truth itself that is manifest from Heaven by intelligence that he sees in heaven and it is power in itself it is on this principle that power rests the Lord begins to teach a man what he can do and if he never would know what he was taught he never would know what he could do. No people can com- prehend it but the Church of God, then one of the main things in the ...
  • Page 228

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    the keys of the kingdom of God who can oppose it not war with the sword but with another power, the world has always been sheding Blood. I proclaim peace not war, & this is what he calls the kingdom. Has not the kingdom of God a right to extend in any part of the world to do good. Beat swords into plow shares & spears into pruning hooks, & it shall be a kingdom of glory, peace, ^&^ salvation. Let no man be alarmed because the Lord said that the kingdom of God should swallow up all ...
  • Page 229

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    today then the Lord begins to teach him the the things of God & heaven & I will make you like myself. I will give you my spirit & make you feel like my family, & this is the pivot to a God then decide & go & be Baptized then you will be in the way of salvation, if he decide otherwise he will not be any better. A word upon the spirit, this noble decision of the mind causes angels to rejoice in the Heavens for their is more joy over one sinner that repenteth ...
  • Page 230

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    Peter had defined the spirit of God of the fruits of it be Prophecy, dreams, visions, revelations &c yes this is the spirit of God the spirit of Prophecy, dreams, visions, heal the sick, & all the great things, & I will in the last days pour out my spirit upon all flesh. this is the definition of the Spirit. All were called to be baptized without any exceptions, villians Harlots Scoundrel and all. A question, how long would it take the sectarian religion before they would prophe[s]y & have the gifts of the spirits of God, it would ...
  • Page 231

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    3 oclok PM April Sunday 7th 1844 [FIGURE] The following important edefying & interest- ing discourse was delivered by President. Joseph Smith to about twenty thousand souls upon the subject of the death of Elder King Follet I now call the attention of this congregation while I addres you upon the subject of the dead The case of our Beloved Brother King Follet who was crushed to death in a well as well as many others who have lost friends will be had in mind this afternoon & shall speak upon ...
    Dates:
    April 7, 1844
  • Page 232

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    to eat drink and sleep & this is all man knows about God or his exhistance, except what is given by the inspiration of the Almighty. go then to the beginning that you may understand. I ask this congregation what kind of a being is God? turn your thoughts in your hearts, & say have any of you seen or herd him or communed with him this is a question that may occupy your attention The scriptures inform us that this is eternal life to know the ownly wise God & Jesus Christ ...
  • Page 233

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    made in his image and talked with him, walked with him. In order to understand the dead for the consolation of those that mourn, I want you to understand God and how he comes to be God. We suppose that God was God from eternity, I will refute that Idea, or I will do away or take away the veil so you may see. It is the first principle to know that we may convers with him and that he once was man like us, and the Father was once on ...
  • Page 234

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    Barasheet in the beginning, Analize the word in and through the head, an old Jew added the word Bath, it red the head one of the gods, broat forth the gods. I will transpose it in the english language. I want you to know & learn that the Holy Ghost knows sumthing. The grand Council set at the head and contemplated the creation of the world, some will say the script- ures say so & so, but I will show you a text out of an old book containing the four ...
  • Page 235

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    The soul the mind of man, whare did it come from. The learned says God made it in the beginning, but it is not so, I know better God has told me so. If you dont believe it, it wont make the truth without effect God was a self exhisting being, man exhist upon the same prin- ciple. God made a tabernacle & put a spirit in it and it became a Human soul, man exhisted in spirit & mind coequal with God himself, you who mourn the loss of friends are ...