Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 158

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 12, 1837 ~ Monday June 12th I took the parting hand with Elders Page & Blakesley & many other saints & travled in company with 6 other brethren to the branch of church in leeds distance 30 miles We met together in the evening at Brother Carnes & bore testimony to the work in which we are ingaged Elders John Goodson, H. Hale M Holmes & John Snider followed each ...
    Dates:
    June 12, 1837 June 13, 1837 June 14, 1837 June 15, 1837 June 16, 1837
  • Page 159

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    twelve in leaveing New York for England on the 20th day of JUNE AD 1837 to carry glad tidings of salvation to the inhabitants of Europe. Heber C Kimble & Orson Hyde were the first appointed to open the kingdom to England they are the two twelve above spoken of and will leave America on the 20th for that purpose accompanied by five other brethren. May the God of Israel be with them & make them an instrument in ...
    Dates:
    June 17, 1837 June 18, 1837 June 19, 1837 June 20, 1837
  • Page 160

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 21, 1837 ~ Wednesday June 21st rode to Elder G Smith's distance 6 miles June 22, 1837 ~ Thursday 22nd Returned to Brother Benedict from thence to I walked in company with Francis K Benedict jr to beach hill in Colebrook, Litchfield County Cont here I had the happy privilege of again embracing my Sister Eunice Woodruff face to face we saluted each other with ...
    Dates:
    June 21, 1837 June 22, 1837 June 23, 1837 June 24, 1837 June 25, 1837
  • Page 161

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 26, 1837 ~ Monday June 26th I Took the parting hand with the saints in the Canaan Branch & walked to New Marlborough Berkshire County, Mass. in company with Elders J. H. Hale & D. Stillman. We preached at night in the schoolhouse spent the night at Mr Dan Nortons distance 4 miles June 27, 1837 ~ Tuesday 27th Walked to Mr Charles. D. Palmers Preached at night in the schoolhouse in the South Parish ...
    Dates:
    June 26, 1837 June 27, 1837 June 28, 1837
  • Page 240

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

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    Elder Adams took a text in Obadiah 17 vers upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance &c He spoke lengthy concerning Zion that was to be built up in the last days & pointed out Joseph from the scriptures and brought much testimony to prove the subject. At the close of the discourse President Joseph Smith turned over the confer- ence into the hands of the Twelve And Adjourned untill 2 oclok. Met at 2 oclok & President Hiram Smith arose & spent most of the Afternoon ...
    Dates:
    April 9, 1844
  • Page 241

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

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    another down he will sink as soon as a peace of pot mettle. Preach faith repentance & Baptism say nothing but repentance to this generation need not go into mysteries preach the same over again when I heard Br Joseph make his proclamation yesterday I thought it was a sweepstakes when he said North & South America was Zion. Any Elder that will be wise when he gets his endowment can go into any city & build up the largest church in the city this prooves the prophet true, that the priesthood is fitted for the condition ...
  • Page 242

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

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    of your visitation the work is beginning to be seen by the Saints, when J. C. Bennet went forth to try to destroy the Saints. A little company of us went before God and asked him to take away his power, and it fell like lightning from Heaven we asked for Duncan not to be Govornor he was not but he is now dead and damned. We asked for Reynolds to be taken away, he soon shot himself & went to Hell. Carlin is dead and so ...
  • Page 243

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

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    April 10, 1844 ~ Wednesday April 10th Wendsday I spent the day at home to work in my garden April 11, 1844 ~ Thursday 11th [FIGURE] I spent the day in council some remarks wer made upon the principle of toleration April 12, 1844 ~ Friday 12th I spent the day at home April 13, 1844 ~ Saturday 13th A meeting assembled at 2 oclok & herd a discours delivered by Elder Taylor, upon ...
    Dates:
    April 10, 1844 April 11, 1844 April 12, 1844 April 13, 1844 April 14, 1844 April 15, 1844 April 16, 1844 April 17, 1844 April 18, 1844 April 19, 1844 April 20, 1844 April 21, 1844
  • Page 244

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

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    and was followed by Elder Young who addresed the Elders & called for volunteers when 26 Elders gave their names to go out preaching we spent the night at Br Morleys April 22, 1844 ~ Monday 22nd A vary raining morning in the afternoon we harnessed & went on to the city plot laid out for a city Elder Young and myself bough[t] a lot in the city parted with father Morley & rode to Br William ...
    Dates:
    April 22, 1844 April 23, 1844 April 24, 1844 April 25, 1844 April 26, 1844 April 27, 1844 April 28, 1844 April 29, 1844 April 30, 1844 May 1, 1844 May 2, 1844 May 3, 1844
  • Page 245

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

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    May 4, 1844 ~ Saturday 4th I mooved into my new brick house & truly felt thankful to have a comfortable dwelling to leave my family in while I go on my mishion [FIGURE] May 5, 1844 ~ Sunday May 5th 1844 I spent the day at home with my family to prepare for my summers mishion I called my family together & blessed them. Phebe washed my feet that I might be clean evry whit. I spent the evening at ...
    Dates:
    May 4, 1844 May 5, 1844 May 6, 1844 May 7, 1844
  • Page 246

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

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    May 7th I had an interview with Elder Whittaker he assisted me to pile some wood in the suller. It was a hard rainy day Sister Barbara Neff spent the day with us May 8, 1844 ~ Wednesday 8th I spent the day in company with Mrs Woodruff in the garding garden weeding May 9, 1844 ~ Thursday May 9th 1844 I arose in the morning and aranged some domestic affairs & was ...
    Dates:
    May 8, 1844 May 9, 1844 May 10, 1844
  • Page 247

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

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    May 11, 1844 ~ Saturday 11th We travled across the prairies this day to Br Justice Ames on Ceder Creek within 3 miles of Galesburg, it was the first time I had been on his farm he had a plesent place of 100 acres & 40 acres in corn & wheat they all appeared glad to see me we spent the night with them I talked with them untill about midnight. In the morning before we left, we lade hands upon Br Justice Ames & ...
    Dates:
    May 11, 1844 May 12, 1844 May 13, 1844
  • Page 248

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

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    May 14, 1844 ~ Tuesday 14th Spent the fore part of the day at Br Lane's met at the Toulon Court House at 2 oclok according to appointment when we arived the methodist had collected saying they had an appointment at the same hour we adjourned ours to Br Perrys. Before we arived at his house the M Preacher came & wished us to hold our meeting in the Court House according to appointment we did so. I preached & was followed ...
    Dates:
    May 14, 1844 May 15, 1844 May 16, 1844 May 17, 1844
  • Page 249

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

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    I continued on to the Lasalle Branch of about 50 members from Norway I preached to them & had a good time & spent the night at Br Goodman Hogus distance 25 m May 18, 1844 ~ Saturday May 18th Conference met in Georgetown ^Newark^ Kendle ^Co^ at one oclok P.M. there were present W. Woodruff & G. A. Smith of the quorum of the Twelve 1 High Priest, 2 ...
    Dates:
    May 18, 1844
  • Page 250

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

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    All of which persons were then ordained unto the offices assigned them under the Hands of Elders W. Woodruff G. A. Smith & Ezra Thayer Appropriate remarks were then made by Elders Woodruff & Smith by way of council & instruction to those who had been ordained, & was followed by Elder David Savage. Adjourned to Sunday 10 oclok May 19, 1844 ~ Sunday 19th Met persuant to adjournment, opened by singing, & prayer by Elder A. M. Wilsey A ...
    Dates:
    May 19, 1844
  • Page 251

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

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    by all the Saints, but by the whole congregation of citizens that attended, good order prevailed through the whole conference. Attention kindness and civility was manifest by all who were present (Geo A Smith. President) (Asa Manchester. Clerk) At the close of the conference Elders Charles C Rich David Fulmer & Henry Jacobs arived dire[c]t from Nauvoo & spent the night with us May 20, 1844 ~ Monday 20th [FIGURE] I wrote ...
    Dates:
    May 20, 1844
  • Page 252

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

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    who deliverd a spirited address upon politicks spoke of his fathers fighting in defence of our country spoke of the treatment we had received from the hands of Vanburen & Clay, & Calhoon &c. All who had spoken had the assistance of the Lord; when we closed a certain Dr Smith arose and hurrand [harangued] the people in a vile manner & raised a row their was some prospect of fighting, but with soft words we turned away wrath & returned ...
    Dates:
    May 21, 1844 May 22, 1844
  • Page 253

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

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    May 23, 1844 ~ Thursday 23rd Crossed the line into Indiana & rode to Br Maine's & spent the night 8 miles of ValParazo Porter Co Ia 28 miles May 24, 1844 ~ Friday 24th We rode to Laport, Laport Co Ia & spent the night with Elder Wm Rudd distance 28 miles May 25, 1844 ~ Saturday 25th We rode to Bertrand township, Berrian Co state of Michigan & spent the night with Br
    Dates:
    May 23, 1844 May 24, 1844 May 25, 1844
  • Page 254

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

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    of heavy timber of beach maple, ash, oak, & untill we reached little prairie round, which is a fine prairie, their is much good timber betwen little prairie round & Kallamazoo yet the land is mostly poor, many oak barrens, sandy, & stoney land, we pronounced Kalamazo the best town we had seen since we left Nauvoo the town of Comstock north of Calamazoo River is heavy timbered, the country is ordinary everidge of land May 26, 1844 ~ Sunday 26th Sunday we spent the ...
    Dates:
    May 26, 1844 May 27, 1844
  • Page 255

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

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    May 28, 1844 ~ Tuesday 28th We rode to Kalamazoo the finest town we saw since we left Nauvoo, the improvements are after the eastern fashion, from thence to Comstock a small village we turned to the right to cross a logway about a mile long through a ceder swamp our nigh horse stept between two polls & sunk in the mire & fell we laboured hard to get him out for near 15 minutes we had fears he would break ...
    Dates:
    May 28, 1844 May 29, 1844