Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 256

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

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    Notipekago, Aishcum, Manistee and Kautawauber is second district. And Macomb, Oakland Livingston, Ingham, Clinton, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Mackinac, Chippewa, Saginaw, Tuscola, Midland, Gladwin, Arenac, Ozemaw, Kanotin Sanilac, Huron and all the other counties not named shall be denominated the third congressional district May 30, 1844 ~ Thursday 30th I spent the day at Br Lees with about a dozen Elders. In the afternoon we held a meeting at the school house. Elder G ...
    Dates:
    May 30, 1844 May 31, 1844 June 1, 1844
  • Page 257

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

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    viz. S Bent C. C. Rich & D Fulmer; 5 of the High Priest quorum. viz H. Green. Z. Coltrin. Moses, Smith. E. Thayer & G. Coltrin. 8 of the Seventies, viz E, Lee Thomas Dunn E. M. Webb. P. Webb. D. Hatch, J. H. Perry, W Hubbard. J. Vandeusan & D. Cornish. 14 Elders viz. E. Lee ...
  • Page 258

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

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    It was moved and carried that we sustain Elders Charles. C. Rich & Harvy Green in their appointment to preside over the State of Michigan assigned them by the quorum of the Twelve. The day was occupied in giving much importan instruction to the Elders. The assembly was first addressed by the President, who was followed by Elders G. A. Smith, Samuel Bent, C. C. Rich. Z. Coultrin. Harvey Green. David Fulmer
    Dates:
    June 2, 1844
  • Page 259

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

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    followed by Elder. Z. Coltrin, And in the Afternoon by Elder G. A. Smith, followed by Elders D. Fulmer S. Bent. & C. C. Rich, all of which ably set forth the first principles of the gosepl of Christ, & delivered their testimony (attended with the spirit & power of God) unto the audiance who sat in silence manifesting great interest and attention. At the close of the meeting that warmth of friendship, & ^feeling of^ kindness of that ...
    Dates:
    June 3, 1844
  • Page 300

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

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    August 17, 1844 ~ Saturday 17th [FIGURE] 5 I wrote five letters to the following Persons viz Smith Tuttle. M. Holmes, L Scamman Freedom and Shuah Molton. and Sister Jerman I accompanied the Twelve to the Temple and we went onto the top of its walls & viewed the Country, encouraged the workman. I had some council from Elder Young concerning the affairs of the kingdom my mishion & ...
    Dates:
    August 17, 1844 August 18, 1844
  • Page 301

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

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    with those men who are going away to take a ^& taking^ company with them, that they shall take all they can but ^although^ the Twelve will blow it up in public but ^yet^ privately ^they^ wish it to go on, but if it was the last words I had to say before going into the Eternal world I would swear by the Holy Trinity that it was ^is^ utterly fals and not a word of truth in it, their is no man ^that has^ any right to lead ...
  • Page 302

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

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    in the wilderness. If we do not carry out the plan Joseph has laid and the pattern he has given for us to work by we cannot get any further endowment I want it to sink deep into your heart that you may remember it. I repeat it, let me reason with you. If you stir up the flame of dissent will you get an endowment No, you get a party to run here and another there, and divide our strength, and weaken our hands and we will be ...
  • Page 303

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

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    would not do so much harm. We want to build the Temple in this place if we have to build it as the Jews built the walls of the Temple in Jerrusalem with a sword in one hand and the trowell in the other. how easily ^some^ men are scared this child was never ^I have not been^ frightened yet and I know of other men who are ^have^ not. Do you suppose the mouth of God is closed to be opened unt no more unto us. If this was the case I would not ...
  • Page 304

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

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    providence furnish men to quirry & cut the stone & prepare them ^it^ for the building yes did I not give you means to build the Temple there^?^ yes. vary well had you have died in Nauvoo on the walls of the Temple or in your fields I would have taken you to glory ^myself^ and raised up men to officiate for you and you would have got ^and enjoyed^ the highest glory. did you make a sacrafice by tithing^?^ No well I dont wonder you ...
  • Page 305

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

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    to those that want to go away from this place I would say wait untill the time comes. I will give you the key. North and South America is Zion and as soon as the temple is done and you get your endowment you can go and build up statkes but dont be in haste, wait untill the Lord says go. If you have the spirit of God you can discover right from wrong. when all is right with the priesthood is right ^&^ ...
  • Page 306

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

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    whole study is to put down truth and put a lie in its stead. I want the Lawyers to know that we have common sens^e^ they want to make you believe that when you spell Baker it means cider or whiskey; Now let the Lawyers and doctors alone and leave all ^off^ bitterness and evil speaking alone and you will build the Temple and get an endowment. All ye Lawyiers go away and let us alone, and when we want you and we ^&^ get ...
  • Page 307

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

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    when you need no longer to support them. their is a distinction between the law of the Land and the law of the Church you have the privilege of keeping all shops that does not come in contack with the Law of the state county or city, so I will evade the law says the dealer and give away whiskey and sell a little tobaco or somthing & charge enough for both, but the law of the Church will reach such men if they are members for they will be ...
  • Page 308

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

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    The Saints assembled in the afternoon and was addressed by Elder H. C. Kimball & followed by President Young I did not attend myself and hence did not take notes but they had an interesting time, they warned the Loyars Lawyers and Doctors of the iniquity, and Preached righteousness to the Saints. I spent the afternoon at home writing. And in the evening in company with Mrs Woodruff I rode out to Br John Benbow and spent the night ...
    Dates:
    August 19, 1844
  • Page 309

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

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    August 20, 1844 ~ Tuesday 20th I spent the day at home writing August 21, 1844 ~ Wednesday 21st I met in council with the Twelve by the request of Elder Lyman Wight as he wished some council, but he was sick and could not attend so the council dispersed. In the afternoon Elders B. Young H. C. Kimball W. Richards and J. Taylor each in company with his ...
    Dates:
    August 20, 1844 August 21, 1844 August 22, 1844 August 23, 1844
  • Page 310

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

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    23rd [FIGURE] I met with the quorum of the Twelve in council, a little time or some of them. I visited Emma Smith the widow of the prophet she let me have a peace of oak for a Staff [FIGURE] out of the [FIGURE] coffin of the Prophet Joseph who was inhumanly martered in Carthage Ill in company with his brother Hiram. Emma also let me have a Pair of gloves composed of white cotton and Mrs
  • Page 311

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

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    The following blessing was proclaimed upon the head of Mother Lucy Smith (the Mother of the prophet seer and Revelator Joseph and his brethren) on the 23rd day of August 1844 under the hands of Elder Wilford Woodruff of the quorum of the Twelve Beloved Mother in Israel according to your request I lay my hands upon your head, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and by virtue of the Holy Priesthood and the [FIGURES] [keys] of the kingdom of God to bestow a ...
  • Page 312

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

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    untill God has given ^thee^ the desires of thy heart in seeing the Keys of the Kingdom of God held in the hands of thy Posterity so planted in the earth that they shall never be taken from it untill he reigns whose right it is to reign. Let thy heart be comforted in the midst of thy sorrow, for thou shalt be had in honorable remem berance forever in the congregations of the righteous thou shalt be remembered in thy wants during the remainder of thy day, and when thou art ...
    Dates:
    August 24, 1844
  • Page 313

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

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    A Blessing bestowed upon the head of Elder Wilford Woodruff under the hands of the quorum of the Twelve Elder John Taylor being spokesman Nauvoo August 24th 1844 Brother Woodruff we lay our hands upon your head in the name of Jesus Christ and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood to seal upon your head a blessing and set you apart unto the important mission which is appointed you of the Lord by the voice of the Twelve to go over the sea ...
  • Page 314

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

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    I settelled with Mr Hiram Kimball and I gave him my due Bill to the amount of [blank] I settled my accounts and business with several individuals. I had calls from several friend during the day and evening I spent the evening in packing up my trunk and writing August 25, 1844 ~ Sunday 25th Sunday I met with the congregation of the Saints in Nauvoo I was called upon to address them inasmuch as I was about to leave them to ...
    Dates:
    August 25, 1844
  • Page 315

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

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    It is true you have been called to suffer much in the cause in which you are engaged but if Judgment bgins at the house of God, babylon will not escape and if their is a fire in a green tree a dry tree will not escape the fire, and their is no people more prepared for the shok that is coming on the earth than than the latter day Saints, for the object we have is to secure blessings beyound the veil in the first resurr- ection this ...