Wilford Woodruff Papers

  • Page 117

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

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    And the Hills fall down & vallies are exhalted then for brass the Lord will bring gold for Iron silver for stones Iron &c, then you will have no use for gold, for money & gods as you now have but the Lord will think as much of it then as now. Let us have some of your gold to take to Nauvoo to make a temple & Nauvoo, House so that when ...
  • Page 118

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

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    Children, & all you have. I dont know that I can give you a better pattern of what we want than the case of Joseph in Egypt. An Israel- ite will get all he can, they are vary great to go ahead. The Egyptians believed in dreams & by this peculiar gift Joseph entered into a great scheme of speculation, he used the gift of dreams to become great in the eyes of the Egyptians, had great political influence came out on the kings horse in great splendor, & ...
  • Page 119

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

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    formed against him has been broaken. He has had rising of thirty law suits to pass through & yet he has overcome & no accusation has been susstained against him, but he will lay a plan to speculate as large as Ancient Joseph did, what Elder Young said is good, and even now we want you to take that course that will save you. Build up a city & Temples & enjoy them & do as the Lord tells you & harken to Council. we have a
  • Page 120

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

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    And I Prophecy in the name of the Lord that whether Boston Saints or who may stand for it or rise against it that almost numberless milions will selebrate that day when the founda- tion of this work was laid. G A Smith arose and said that he was pleased with the many remarks that had been made this day you can see a similarity between the two Josephs & the Laws that were given. Says one who believes ...
  • Page 161

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

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    in the midst of one universal dens mass [o]f brick & Stone buildings, covering about six miles squair of ground while viewing this scenery in a clear day we were conversing with a Prussian traveller (citizen of Berlin) who had travled much over Europe & Asia & other parts of the world, & he declaired we could not find another spot upon the face of the earth that would present to our view as grand a scenery as the one before us. This monument was 24 ...
  • Page 162

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

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    August 22, 1840 ~ Saturday 22nd [FIGURE] P I received a letter from Mrs Woodruff under date of July 2nd which I was truly rejoice to receive, [FIGURE] I wrote her one in return a double letter one yesterday & on[e] to day {and enclosed} 1/2 {sovereign for Sarah and Wilford} we also received a letter from B. Young & a copy of the 4th
    Dates:
    August 22, 1840 August 23, 1840 August 24, 1840
  • Page 163

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

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    in the world at the present time excepting the Vatican ^Church^ at Rome dedicated St Peter. It is 500 feet long from E to W. & 285 wide from N to S. & 404 fet. high & it contains 47 monuments of fine marble erected over the tombs of certain Lords, Bishops, Generals, Earls & other Titles who have distinguish themselves in the military service of Great Britiain & otherwise Lord Nelsons Monument is the largest & most noted. their Bodies are placed in vaults under the building & their ...
  • Page 164

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

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    The now present building or new Cathedral was built under the direction of Sir Christopher Wren the first stone was laid on the 21st of June 1675 & the highest stone of the pile was laid at the top of the lantern by Mr Christopher Wren the son of the Architect in the year 1710. & the last finishing & adorning the Church was Issued in 1715 by George the first the whole expens of erecting this magnificent structure was about £736,000 ^£1,576,076 15.s^ or ...
  • Page 165

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

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    August 25, 1840 ~ Tuesday 25th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder Turley & enclosed our letter & sent them to him to convey them to America we directed them to Liverpool. we visited Mr George Boulton pin & needle hook & eye manufacturer we went to his shop & saw them make pins through evry process of it from the wire to the finish we attended a tea total meeting, at the Temperance ...
    Dates:
    August 25, 1840 August 26, 1840 August 27, 1840 August 28, 1840
  • Page 166

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

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    walking in the Street we steped up to him & spoke to him though It was the first time we had ever seen him. Br Kimball asked him if he was a preachedr he said he was he seemed to have a good spirit his name was Manning he had Been to America he was a native of Gloucestershire had come to London for the purpose of going to South Australia But he was now in trouble he had Just Buried ...
    Dates:
    August 29, 1840 August 30, 1840
  • Page 167

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

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    the City of London to try to find a people that were willing to receive our testimony & obey the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ but finding evry door shut against us we were now determin ed in the name God to go into the Streets & lift up our voice & warn the people accordingly Elders Kimball, Smith, & myself, walked 3 miles into the City, & stoped in Tabernacle Square Old Street road here we found a man preaching to the people ...
  • Page 168

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

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    spoke about the Same length of time the people gave good attention to what we said & seemed to be much interested in what they heard, & we dismissed our meeting in the midst of good feelings. Mr Corner invited us home, soon after we arived at his house Elder Kimball felt impressed to returned Back to the place of preaching, & when he got there he found a large company talking about the things which they had herd, & they wished him to speak to them again & ...
    Dates:
    August 31, 1840
  • Page 169

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

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    September 1, 1840 ~ Tuesday Sept 1.st I walked out in the after noon with Elders Smith & Kimball to visit some of the great works of man, we visited the Thames Tunnel which is considered one of the greatest wonders of the world. We entered the Tunnel on the South Side of the river Thames at Rotherhithe & after going about about 80 feet down into the earth we entered the archway on the left which ...
    Dates:
    September 1, 1840 September 2, 1840
  • Page 170

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

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    September 3, 1840 ~ Thursday 3rd I felt some better this morning But am confin ed most of the day to my room Elders Kimball & Smith took a walked into the City September 4, 1840 ~ Friday 4th Elders Kimball & Smith took a walk to Debt ford, & I took a walk into the city called upon Br Corner found him in good Spirits ...
    Dates:
    September 3, 1840 September 4, 1840
  • Page 171

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

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    September 5, 1840 ~ Saturday Sept 5th [FIGURE] Elders Kimball, Smith, & myself Visited Westminster Abbey & went through evry appartme nt of it & saw all the tombs & monuments of the Kings, Queens, Princes, Lords, & noted men that have ever been entombed within its walls one part of the Abbey was built in the year 600 having stood over 1200 years most all of the Kings & Queens of England are in this Abbey that have died for the ...
    Dates:
    September 5, 1840
  • Page 172

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

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    September 6, 1840 ~ Sunday 6th Sunday I preached in the morning at Bowl Court 237 Shoreditch was followed by Elders Kimball & Smith. Also we held a meeting in Tabernacle square at 3 oclock & Elders Kimball & Smith preached in the street & I followed them in Bearing testimony one man arose & opposed us & was angry becaus of the truth of God, & conti nued opposing untill the conversation was stoped by the Police. We met again ...
    Dates:
    September 6, 1840 September 7, 1840
  • Page 173

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

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    September 8, 1840 ~ Tuesday 8th [FIGURE] I spent a part of this day in vis- iting places & things connected with the Crown. We all three started together & walked up king & Union Street. passed by surry Chapel. Built & occupied for many years by the Celebrated Rev Rowland Hill, whose body now lies under the Chapel from thence we continued west to West minster Bridge which we walked over which brought us direct to West minster Abbey ...
    Dates:
    September 8, 1840
  • Page 174

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

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    acres of ground, & evry door, enterance, & gate was strongly guarded by armed soldiers. I walk ed nearly around this palace & while there I had the privilege of seeing his Royal Highness PRINCE ALBERT While he rode from his Palace across St James Park he was mounted on a gray horse was followed by his groom on a sorrel horse. He was not accompanied by her Magesty Victoria or any other person except his groom, he was dressed in a frock coat & dark ...
    Dates:
    September 9, 1840 September 10, 1840
  • Page 175

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

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    to find saints & build up a Church as in any place we ever visited We Baptized one man & ordained him a priest & 6 others gave in there names to be Baptized on next Saturday or Sunday & also there was some little pro spect of the Rev R. Aitken's A.M. receiving & embr acing the work which will open doors to many honest souls so I felt to rejoice that our lab ours were not altogether in vain. I took the Omnibus & rode 3 miles to ...
    Dates:
    September 11, 1840 September 12, 1840 September 13, 1840
  • Page 176

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

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    September 14, 1840 ~ Monday Minutes of A Conference held Sept 14, 1840 The Bran Green & Gadfield Elm Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held at Gadfield Elm Chapel in Worcestershire on the 14th day of Sept 1840. Their being present one of the Travling high council, one High Priest, 9 Elders, 19 Priest, & 4 Teachers. The meeting was called to Order by Elder Kington when ...
    Dates:
    September 14, 1840