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  • Page 72

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    We drew out into the river Mercy & cast anchor in sight of Liverpool & spent the day & night. It was with some difficulty that we could get the baggage stowed away so that we could make our beds however we lay dow n & slep well April 21, 1841 ~ Wednesday 21st Wednesday the wind is favorable & we are all vary busy in nailing down & lashing our baggage to prepare for sea. The anchor was hauled up & sails spread at ...
    Dates:
    April 21, 1841 April 22, 1841 April 23, 1841 April 24, 1841 April 25, 1841 April 26, 1841
  • Page 324

    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 36

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    truly edefyed to again meet with this Brother. I also found another family of saints residing in the same house viz Lucian R. Foster. I spent the remainder of the day conversing with Brother Pratt upon the things of the kingdom. We met at early candle light in Varrick street to hold a meeting & the congregation was principly composed of saints as there had been about one hundred baptized & many of them were present. Elder Eligah Fordham was with us also. I was called upon to preach to the ...
    Dates:
    May 19, 1838 May 20, 1838
  • Page 135

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

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    & power to fly through the midst under heaven as Philip travled by the spirit, that I should have power over my enemies & have long life to bring many into the kingdom of God Also that I should have the riches of the earth & that I should have sons & consecrate them priests unto God in zion & that I should tread upon the ashes of my enemies in Jackson County they that had sought to take my life & the life of my breth ren that went to ...
  • Page 136

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

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    God while nature was hushed in silenced by the sable shades of night. After spending the night in prayer we returned to our homes in the morning intending to spend the day in prayer & fasting for still greater blessings this being upon April 5, 1837 ~ Wednesday April 5th I spent a part of the day in attending the high council the remainder in writing, prayer & fasting I again repaired to the upper ^lower^ part of the house of the Lord at 5 oclock PM. with ...
    Dates:
    April 5, 1837 April 6, 1837
  • Page 122

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

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    May 17, 1840 ~ Sunday 17th Sunday this is the anniversary {Met} at Gadfield Elm at which place I met with the saints in company with Elders Young & Brigh Richards. I preached in the morning & Elder Young in the afternoon & while he was preaching opposers made much disturdance & was determined to break up the meeting Elder Young rose up in the power of the Priesthood & in the name of the Great God & according to the laws of ...
    Dates:
    May 17, 1840 May 18, 1840
  • Page 47

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    GREAT EXCITEMENT UPON BOTH ISLANDS. The excitement became great upon both Fox Islands islands, and on Sunday, the 17th of September, I met a large assembly from both Islands, and took the same subject that Mr. Douglass had dwelt upon in his remarks against the Book of Mormon and our principles. I spoke two-and-a-half hours, and answered every objection against the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith or our prin- ciples. I had good attention, and the people seemed satisfied ...
    Dates:
    September 17, 1837
  • Page 81

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    START ON A MISSION. CHAPTER XXI. LEAVE MY FAMILY—START UPON MY MISSION—OUR CON- DITION—ELDER TAYLOR THE ONLY ONE NOT SICK— REPROOF FROM THE PROPHET—INCIDENTS UPON THE JOURNEY—ELDER TAYLOR STRICKEN—I LEAVE HIM SICK. EARLY upon the morning of the 8th of August, I arose from my bed of sickness, laid my hands upon the head of my sick wife, Phoebe, and blessed her. I then departed from the embrace of my companion, and left her almost with- out food or the ...
    Dates:
    August 8, 1839
  • Page 21

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    REFUSED FOOD AND SHELTER. In some instances the Lord preserved us, as it were by miracle, from the mob. We dared not go to houses and get food, so we picked and ate raw corn, and slept on the ground, and did any way we could until we got out of the County. We dared not preach while in that County, and we did but little preaching in the State of Missouri. The first time I attempted to preach was on Sunday, in a tavern, in ...
  • Page 22

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. We were soon surrounded by Osage Indians, and kindly received by Mr. Jereu and his wife, who was an Indian. She gave us an excellent supper and a good bed, which we were thankful for after the fatigue of the day. As I laid my head on my pillow I felt to thank God, from the bottom of my heart, for the exchange of the barbarous treatment of a civilized Presbyterian priest, for the humane, kind ...