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    July 12, 1837 ~ Wednesday 12th And during the night at 2 oclock AM, uncle Ozem Woodruff & his houshold believed the fullness of the everlasting gospel & I led them fourth at the same hour of the night and baptized them for the remission of their sins, being three of them. viz Ozem Woodruff, Hannah Woodruff, & John Woodruff, their son. Glory to God in the Highest for this blessing the Lord hath given me the desires of my heart in this think thing which is in fulfillment of a vision given me in 1818 all is now fulfilled
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    Then I would exhort you to go on & continue to call upon God untill you make your calling & election sure for yourselves by obtaining this more sure word of Prophesey & wait patiently for the promise untill you obtain it
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    Will not God in like manner as truly & faithfully bring to pass those great, important and tremendious events upon the heads of the gentile world which have been proclaimed by the Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, & many of the Holy Prophets & Christ & the Apostles
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    November 27, 1836 ~ Sunday Nov 29th ^27th^ Upon this Lords day Elder Smoot & myself accompanied Elder Parrish to the house of the Lord for the first time to behold the congregation of the saints assembled within its walls for the Purpose of Worshiping God it was truly an interesting scene it brought a lengthy catalogue of transactions contemplations & experience of my youth to my to my mind & the experiance of this day fulfilled many things of a spiritual nature which I had looked for a number of years which I viewed as Promises of God
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    I truly felt to thank God that his promises had been verifyed unto me by giving me a seat & a name within his house & within his walls
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    O time how swift & how precious thou art. How great the events that are bourn upon thy wings, esspecially in the dispensation of the fullness of times. 1836 is gone it cannot be recalled. Europe hath began to tremble at thy departure. The endowment of the Latter Day Saints hath b[e]spake a God in Israel, & is sufficient to show that though the heavens & earth pass away the word of God spake through the Prophets must all be fulfilled.
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    Go thy way and do as I have told you; and fear not thine enemies; for they shall not have power to stop my work. Zion shall be redeemed in mine own due time time, and if any man shall seek to build up himself and seeketh not my council he shall have no power, and his folley shall be made manifes[t] seek ye and keep all your pledges one with another and covet not that which is thy brothers. Keep yourselves from evi[l] to take ^not^ the name of thy God in vane; for I am the Lord your God, even the God of your Fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob. I am he who led the children of Israel out of the Land of Egypt and my arm is streched out in the last days to save my people Israel cease to contend one with another. Cease to speak evil one of another. Cease drunkenness, and let your words tend to edeyfing one another. If thou borrowest of thy neighbor, thou shalt restore that which thou hast borrowed, and if thou canst not repay, then go straitway, and tell thy neighbor lest he condemn thee. If thou shalt find that which thy neighbor has lost, thou shalt make diligent search, till thou shalt deliver it to him again. Thou shall be diligent in preserving what thou hast, that thou mayest be a wise steward; for it is the free gift of the Lord thy God, and thou art his steward If thou art merry, praise the Lord, with singing, with music, with dancing and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving. If thou art sorrowful call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful. Fear not thine enemies for they are in mine hands and I will do my pleasure with them. My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to recieve the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion. And he that will not bear chastizment, is not worthy of my Kingdom; Let him that is ignorant, learn wisdom by humbling himself, and calling upon the Lord his God, that his eyes may be opened that he may see, and his ears opened that he may hear, for my spirit is sent forth into the wor[ld] to enlighten the humble and contrite, and to the condemnation of the ungodly.
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    March 22, 1849 ~ Thursday 22nd [FIGURE] There are certain days of my life which contain events of marked interest to me and my posterity an account of which I record in my Journals, these events are in fulfillment of ancient or modern prophecy & revelation from God this day was one of them. When Joseph Smith sen The first Patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints laid his hands upon my head to give me my Patriarchal blessings he said I should have my Father & Houshold standing with me in the covenant of the Gospel and that I should have power to bring them into the kingdom I afterwards visited my Fathers Household preached the Gospel to them and baptized my father, step Mother, sister & every member of his household & several other relatives. Also Phebe W. Woodruff, who[se] Maiden name was Phebe W. Carter before her Marriage also recieved a promise that she should have her Father & Household with her in the New & Everlasting Covenant. Her Mother was baptized before her death two of her sisters have been baptized Her brothers are now vary friendly. And this day I walked thro- ugh the City of Boston ^with^ my wife's Father which is my Father in Law Ezra Carter sen & Calvin Foss his Grand son we went through the ship Areatus in which Calvin Foss is going to Calafornia we visited the common and many parts of Boston we then returned home and had a meeting iat my own hired house I opened by praye[r]s Br J C Little addressed the meeting and Wm Page spoke a few moments I then arose and addressed my friends for an hour in great plain ness and expressed my feelings to them in Great plainness. At the Close of the Meeting I led my father in Law Ezra Carter sen with two others down into the sea and baptized them, Mrs Woodruff accompanied her Father to the water and back again we both felt to rejoice that the words of the old Patriarch was fulfilling upon our heads
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    the conference was dismissed & though there had not been a shower of rain but once since last fall & the bow had not been seen since last year yet as soon as meeting was dismissed the clouds gatherd the rain poured down the Bow appeared And it was a matter of observation with many of the world as well as Saints.
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    I also spoke upon the kingdom of God said that none of the words of the Lord spoken would retu- rn unto him void but would accomplish all that he had declaired that the Elders were gaining more strength & confidence & power, in declairing the Kingdom of God to the world.
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    interfered, & caused Mehemet Ali to lie passive at their feet, but the effect of all these movements have been to prepare the way for the return of the Jews to the land of there Fathers, & while the Lord is begining to give the Jews favor in the eyes of Kings that they m[a]y become their nursing fathers & Queens th[e]ir nursing mothers, they begin to see it time for them to make a right use of so favorable an opportunity & immediately return & rebuild Jerrusalem, & the call is ...
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    Moved by Br R Williams, seconded by Elder Pitt that Br John Sheffield be Ordained Teacher at Bedford Carried unanimously Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Br Griffiths that Br A. Painter be ordained a Teacher at Woolwich Carried unanimously The Above named persons were then ordained under the hands of Elders Kimball Woodruff & Snow Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Elder Woodruff that ...
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    June 10, 1839 ~ Monday June 10th I [FIGURE] wrote a letter to Br Seth Utley at Chalk level Benton County Tenn" June 16, 1839 ~ Sunday 16th Sunday President S. Rigdon Preached in Montrose, Lee County Ioway Territory to a large Congregation, from Acts 20 ch 20, 21. v. June 17, 1839 ~ Monday 17th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder M. Holmes. I am spending these days at ...
    June 10, 1839 June 16, 1839 June 17, 1839 June 20, 1839
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    Elder Brigham Young house for meeting. President Hiram Smith opened the meeting by prayer after which the Presidency lade their hands upon my head & sealed a blessing upon me President Rigdon being speaker they also sealed a blessing upon the head of Elders George A Smith & Turley. Also upon the head of Sister Young sister Tailor & my wife. If we were faithful we had the promise of again returning to the bosom of ...
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    SIGNS IN THE LAST DAYS On the 9th of Aug 1840 their was a sign in the Moon the people at Great Marlvern Hills in Herefordshire Eng took a view of it through their glasses, the appearance of the moon was as if it were painted red & while looking at it one part of it fell in peices & the appearan ce of a soldier was seen in the moon with a white feath- er in his Cap the Number that was on his Cap ^was^ vary plain ...
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    April 16, 1843 ~ Sunday April 16th President J. Smith Addressed the assem- bly of the saints at the temple of the Lord upon the subject of the saints death burial & resurrection of the saints. He had been requested to preach a funeral sermon by several persons who had died lost friends & he had Just Received information that Elder Lorenzo Barnes had died in England we received this information by a letter from Elder ...
    April 16, 1843
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    for it is a decree of the Lord that evry tree fruit or herb bearing seed, should bring forth after its kind & cannot come forth after any other law or princi- ple. Upon the same principle do I contend that Baptism is a sign, ordained of God for the believer in Christ to take upon himself in order to enter into the kingdom of God, "for except you are born of the water & the spirit you cannot enter into the kingdom of God, saith the Savior, as It is a ...
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    The sign of Peter was, to repent & be baptized for the remission of sins, with the promise of the gift of the Holy Ghost & in no other way is the gift of the Holy Ghost obtained. Their is a difference between the Holy Ghost & the gift of the Holy Ghost. Cornelius received the Holy Ghost before he was baptized which was the convincing power of God unto him of the truth of the gospel, but he could not receive the gift of the Holy Ghost untill after he ...
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    This was truly an interesting time more Elders were ordain on this occasion than were ever ordained in the Church of Latter Day Saints in one day before while this was going on Elder Taylor was delivering a discourse from the stand to the multitude, & also their was baptizing and confirming (from or) at the font in the afternoon Elders Amiza Lyman & Wm Smith, occupied the stand in the afternoon & was followed by Joseph with few remarks ...
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    Methodist says you can have grace to day, fall from it to morrow, next day have grace again & so follow it, but the doctrin of the scriptures & the spirit of Elijah would show them both fals & take a road between them both for according to the scriptures if a man has receive the good word of God & tasted of the powers of the world to come if they shall fall away it is impossible to renew them again, seeing they have crucified the son of God afresh ...