Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 316

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

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    when the meeting was closed, after shaking hand with many friends, and taking many letters to convey to England, I returned to my family all our children were at home. Br & Sister Benbow was present August 26, 1844 ~ Monday 26th I went to the River in Company with Mrs Woodruff to be baptized, for some of our dead friends I was baptized for five of my friends under the hands of G. A. Smith ...
    Dates:
    August 26, 1844 August 27, 1844
  • Page 317

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

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    long mission I conclude it best to take my family with ^me^ according to the Council of the Twelve so this day is spent settleing accounts taking inventoriey of Goods and Chatels left, packing up goods, recieving letters, bid[d]ing friends farewell blessing the Saints, which continued untill midnight [FIGURE] At 12 oclok at night in company with Mrs Wood- ruff, Br A. O. Smoot, Sisters Smoot, and Hannah Ells ...
  • Page 318

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

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    my heavenly father in the name of Jesus Christ and by virtue of the Holy Priesthood and the Keys of the kingdom of God that he would spedily avenge the blood of Joseph the Prophet Seer and Revelator, and Hiram the Patriarch, which had been shed by the hands of the American gentile nation, upon all the heads of the Nation and State that have aided, abeted or perpetrated the horid deed, of sheding the blood of those righteous men even the Lords anointed. I ...
  • Page 319

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

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    A Blessing given under the hands of B. Young and H. C. Kimball Augt 28th 1844 upon the head of Phoebe. W. Woodruff Beloved Sister in the name of the Lord we bless you as you are about to take your departure over the sea in company with your husband where he is going to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ you shall be blest on your mission in common with your husband & thou shall be the means of doing ...
  • Page 101

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

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    At the close of the meeting the people administed to our necessities they gave us $11.75 which we divided among us Elder Pratt administered the ordinance of Baptism to one person which we confirmed at the waters edge we then took the parting hand with the saints & rode home with Priest John Bowen [to] Lionville Chester Co Pa & spent the night we blessed the family distance of the day 3 m [FIGURE] I dreamed last night that I was in
    Dates:
    August 21, 1843 August 22, 1843 August 23, 1843 August 24, 1843
  • Page 102

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

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    Mrs Woodruff informing me of the birth of a daughter 17 days after I left home the babe not 3 days old when I left home, mother & child doing [FIGURE] well I was truly glad to hear from home I dined with Br Ilus Carter I [FIGURE] wrote a letter in answer to Mrs Woodruff & attended meeting with the Saints & spent the night with Br Foster August 25, 1843 ~ Friday 25th I attended baptism in ...
    Dates:
    August 25, 1843 August 26, 1843
  • Page 103

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

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    said that a man told of a story so big about his Cheese house that a woman did not believ it & asked a servant if it was true. He said that his master did not let him go into the Cheese house but one thing he new that his master had a tremendous great Cheese house & a great mill of four run of stone that was carryed by the whay that runs from the Cheese house so let the Elders tel about the whey but not about what is in ...
  • Page 104

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

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    get the spirit of God & then he can see & many other usful remarks he made. A Hymn was then sung. Then several questions were asked 1st Can any member officer in any branch of the church say their word is law & should be obayed (No) Is it right for an A priest to be joined to a Teacher to go & visit the houses of each member when their duty is set forth in the covenants. (Yes any members that are officers from High Priest ...
  • Page 105

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

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    August 27, 1843 ~ Sunday 27th Conference met at half past 10 oclock accor ding to adjournment. meeting opened by singing Prayer by Elder Grant. Meeting was then addressed by Elder W. Woodruff from 2nd Epistle of Peter 1st ch 20, 21 verses. He remarked that if the prophe- sies that had been fulfilled were fulfilled litterally in kike manner would those prophesies which are still to be fullfilled, be done litterally. And that the gathering of the Saints, the building of Zion, the ...
    Dates:
    August 27, 1843
  • Page 106

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

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    A vote was call to know if they ^the Church^ was perfectly satisfyed with Elders Foster's labours & procedings as Presiding Elder in the Church; the vote was Unanimous. Elder Foster resigned his office & Elder ^Geoe L Seach^ was appointed president of the Church in New York by a vot of the same After which several children were blessed & the meeting adjourned untill evening; At which time Elder O. Pratt addressed the people concerning the Book ...
  • Page 107

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

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    August 28, 1843 ~ Monday Aug 28th I met with the Twelve in the morning & spent several hours together. I mailed a letter to Elder J. Taylor containing 10 subscribers for the Times & Seasons I dined at Br Ilus Carters & convers with Mrs Carter & Mrs Snow I had a Minuature taken by Mr Miller taken as a Present to Mrs Woodruff Price $4.50 I called upon Miss Mary Sloan who [FIGURE] ...
    Dates:
    August 28, 1843 August 29, 1843 August 30, 1843 August 31, 1843
  • Page 108

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

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    September 1, 1843 ~ Friday Sept 1st We walked to New Haven from thenc to Fair Haven & called upon Mr Smith Tuttle who would open doors for preaching we spent part of the day with him & returned to westville & preached at night at Br Frost to a small number we spent the night at Br Frost September 2, 1843 ~ Saturday 2nd We walked to New Haven & called ...
    Dates:
    September 1, 1843 September 2, 1843 September 3, 1843
  • Page 109

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

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    after musing a while on past scenes with a mixture of pleasure & pain rather more pain than pleasure I returned to the house spent the day with the family & in the evening I preached to the people had a goodly number present, after meeting I Baptized two persons James Hooker & [blank] Smith & spent a plesant evening & another night under my Fathers roof September 4, 1843 ~ Monday 4th [FIGURE] I wrote two letters one to
    Dates:
    September 4, 1843 September 5, 1843 September 6, 1843
  • Page 110

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

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    & eunice & Sister Mary who started for home in Farmington I stayed & spent the night in symsbury & preached in the evening in the school house, to a small congregation who gave good attention Aunt Cossett & family & Bulah was present & seemed to enjoy themselves well... A sad accident happened to James Camp & wife in Farmington on Saturday the 2nd Aug ...
    Dates:
    September 7, 1843 September 8, 1843
  • Page 111

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

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    Elder J E Page addressed the meeting. I spent the night with Elder Kimball. He read me a letter from his wife which was interesting may the Lord bless Joseph give him a victory over his enemies & support him in evry trial & prepare the saints for that which is to come I pray September 9, 1843 ~ Saturday Conference Of the quorum of the Twelve Apostles met [in] the Boston church at Boylston ...
    Dates:
    September 9, 1843
  • Page 112

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

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    E P Magin represented the Church in Gilsom N.H. containing members 42 among the No are two cousins of President Joseph Smith one the postmaster of the Place Elder Bryant represented the Georgetown Branch containing members 30 But not much of the spirit of gathering Elder E Snow remarked he did not wonder they had not the spirit of gathering when their Presiding Elder Nathaniel Holmes & his son Elder
  • Page 113

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

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    Elder P. P. Pratt arose and remarked that some tell us that they have taught the gathering according to the scriptures, but to teach the gathering from the scriptures alone is not sufficient for by this they would be left in doubt they would not know whether to gather to Jerrusalem to Africa or America. It is right to teach ^the gathering^ according to the scripturs but we are not left to this alone, we know & all the Saints aught to know that God ...
  • Page 114

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

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    Elder B. Young arose & said, he wished to make a few general remarks concerning the subject of our faith we hear the Elders represent the feelings of the Brethren concerning the gathering. The spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ is a gathering spirit & the its tendency is to gather the virtuous & good the honest & meek of the earth, & in fine the saints of God. The time has come when the Lord is determin to fullfill his purpose. Had we lived in the ...
  • Page 115

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

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    By receiving the gospel which we have brought unto you, yes & thousands have & it stands as a testimony that God has got a Prophet on the earth, you might have been baptized seventy times seven in any way except the way God had ordained and pointed out & you would not have received the Holy Ghost, this also is a testimony to you. Are ye ingaged in the great work with us ye will say yes, can ye do any good? yes ye can. The sectarian ...
  • Page 116

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

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    persons shall act upon their agency, which was the case even with the angels that fell from heaven. Now will you help us to build the Nauvoo House & Temple if so you will be blessed if not we will build it alone And if you dont harken you will not have the spirit of the Lord, for the spirit of the Lord is on the moove. The Apostles tried to gather the people together in their day. Christ said he would gather the ...