Excerpt:our actions thus we are continually misunderstood and consequently our motives are misappreciated (if I may manufacture a term). I am apt to imagain that the world is not half so bad as it appears to be though I must confess my conviction that many persons are far worse than they seem. We do not know the motives by which men are governed in their intercouse with us and hence when their conduct is [opposed] to our wishes and interest we set them down as bad men, while perhaps at the same time they are only ...
Excerpt:January 1, 1876 ~ Saturday Jan 1, 1876. This is the commencement of the Centennial year of the American independence at the commencement of the centaury 1776, and through the Revolutionary war the United States Government was composed of an honest, industrious Christian People, and the Leaders were pure true, virtueous honest industrious statesmen who labored hard to promote the interest, & welfare of the whole people, and to Esstablish a free Republican Government, this they did accomplish, and Esstablished ...Dates:January 1, 1876
Part of Discourse 1872-04-06Excerpt:DISCOURSE By Elder WILFORD WOODRUFF, delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April, 6, 1872. REPORTED BY D. W. EVANS. THROUGH the mercy and loving kindness of our father in the heavens we are again permitted to meet in a general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Forty-two years ago this day this church was organized with six members, by a prophet of the living God, raised up in these last days by ...