Excerpt:The time had come for me to take my departure from my family to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of Europe in fulfillment of the commands of God. Accordingly I left a parting blessing with my wife & took my fare well of her & other saints on the morn of the 8th day of Oct ^Aug^ 1839 & left Montrose & crossed the Missisippi river for the purpose of commencing my mission of about six thousand miles & I started without purs or scrip ...Dates:August 9, 1839 August 10, 1839 August 11, 1839
Part of Leaves From My JournalExcerpt:LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL Brother Taylor was about the only man in the quorum that was not sick. Soon a brother came along with a wagon, and took us in. As we were driving through the place, we came to Parley P. Pratt, who was stripped to the shirt and pants with his head and feet bare. He was hewing a log, preparing to build a cabin. "He said: "Brother Woodruff, I have no money, but I have an empty purse, which I will give ...
Excerpt:and spent the night with with a Brother Merrills the day following a Brother Perkins ^we rode 10 miles to Br Perkins and he^ took us in his waggon and carried us to McComb from thence to Brother Carloss Smith I rode for hours during the day over a very rough road of stones and stumps lying on my back in the bottom of the waggon shaking with the ague and I suffered much. We held a meeting in a grove ...Dates:August 24, 1839
Excerpt:AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] bare. He was hewing a log, preparing to build a cabin. He said: "Brother Woodruff, I have no money, but I have an empty purse, which I will give you..' He brought it to me, and I thanked him for it. We went a few rods further, and met Brother Heber C. Kimball, in the same condition, also hewing a log, towards building a cabin. He said: "As Parley has given you a purse, I have ...Dates:August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 August 30, 1839 September 1, 1839 September 2, 1839