Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois

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  • Page 107

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

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    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 ...
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    August 9, 1839 August 10, 1839 August 11, 1839
  • Page 108

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

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    Mr George Miller offered himself for Baptism after meeting. I rode to McComb from then[ce] to Father John Coltrins & spent the night. I was weak & feble with the exercises of the day distance 14 m August 12, 1839 ~ Monday Aug 12th Br Taylor Baptized Mr Miller. I spent the day with Br Zebedee Coltrin. I am gaining in strength I spent the night at Br John Vance 8 m ...
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    August 12, 1839 August 13, 1839 August 14, 1839 August 15, 1839 August 16, 1839 August 17, 1839 August 18, 1839
  • Page 82

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    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 ...
  • Page 4

    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 21. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- March 8, 1839—I attended a conference at Springfield, Illinois. —13—I took my family and started for Quincy, where I arrived on the 16th. I dined with Emma Smith at Judge Cleveland's. I then went on to the bank of the river near Quincy ...
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    March 8, 1839 March 13, 1839 March 16, 1839 March 17, 1839 April 8, 1839 April 26, 1839 May 2, 1839 May 3, 1839 May 15, 1839 July 22, 1839 July 25, 1839 August 8, 1839 August 21, 1839 August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 September 2, 1839 September 10, 1839 September 12, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 7, 1839 November 1, 1839 December 13, 1839 December 19, 1839 January 11, 1840 January 13, 1840 January 18, 1840 January 21, 1840 January 29, 1840 March 1, 1840 March 3, 1840 March 6, 1840 March 22, 1840 April 9, 1840 April 22, 1840 July 17, 1840 August 18, 1840 April 20, 1841 May 20, 1841 October 6, 1841
  • Page 27

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    I landed, I laid down upon the bank of the river on a side of sole leather. The Prophet Joseph came along and looked at me, and said, "You are starting on your mission." I said yes, but I look like a poor instrument for a missionary; I look more fit for a hospital or dissecting room than a mission. He replied, "What do you say that for? Go ahead in the name of the Lord, and you shall be healed and blessed on your mission." I ...
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    August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 September 2, 1839 September 10, 1839 September 12, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 7, 1839 November 1, 1839 December 13, 1839 December 19, 1839
  • Page 34

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    first time I had seen him for more than two years it was a happy meeting I attended the conferences and meetings with the saints in Quincy untill the 15th when I left with Elder Brigham Young and journeyed to Nau M Commerce with him crossed the river and settled my family in a room in the old barracks in Montrose Brother Brigham Young and family occupied ^I moved my family to Montrose and occupied a room in the ...
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    May 15, 1839 July 22, 1839 July 25, 1839 August 8, 1839
  • Page 34

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 2

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    on your mission". I thanked him. A Bro., came along with a wagon and carried me a few miles on my road, I started without purse or scrip; I ^&^ passed by Parley P. Pratt who was hauling ^e^ ^hewing^ logs for a house, he was bare-foot, bare-headed, with- out coat or vest on, he said "I have no money but I have an empty purse, I will give you that." I went a few rods and found Elder ^H. C.^ Kimball building ...
  • Page 21

    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    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 near Carloss Smith ...
    Dates:
    August 24, 1839
  • Page 33

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    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