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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. How many were cast out of heaven down to the earth? We suppose that the inhabitants of heaven here referred to were the spirits begotten of our Father in heaven who were to come down to the earth and take tabernacles. How many were there to come down and take tabernacles? This, again, may be difficult to tell, yet perhaps we may come near enough for the purpose. It has generally been conceded that there are about 1,000,000,000 persons on the earth at a time, though ...
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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. In 1848, after my return to Winter Quarters from our pioneer journey, I was appointed by the Presidency of the Church to take my family and go to Boston, to gather up the remnant of the Latter-day Saints and lead them to the valleys of the mountains. While on my way east I put my carriage into the yard of one of the brethren in Indiana, and Brother Orson Hyde set his wagon by the side ...
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    SAVED FROM A STEAM-BOAT DISASTER. While returning to Utah in 1850 with a large company of Saints from Boston and the east, on my arrival at Pittsburg I engaged a passage for myself and company on a steamer to St. Louis. But no sooner had I engaged the passage than the Spirit said to me, "Go not on board of that steamer, neither you nor your company.'' I obeyed the revelation to me, and I did not go on board ...
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    LOST IN A SNOW STORM. I took my team and started early on Saturday morning. When I arrived at Woodruff, the Bishop urged me to stop until Monday and he would go with me. I told him, "No, I had tarried too long already." I drove on sprightly, and when within fifteen miles of Wasatch, a furious snow storm overtook me, the wind blowing heavily in my face. In fifteen minutes I could not see any road whatever, and knew not how or where to guide ...
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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. In that case it dictated me quite contrary to my expecta- tions, for I had appointments out for a week ahead. But I obeyed the voice of the Spirit, went south as I was directed to, and my readers know the result. I will refer to one more instance in my experience upon the subject of revelation: All the Latter-day Saints understand that we build temples for the purpose of administering ordinances for the dead as well as for the living. The Lord has opened the way in ...
    Dates:
    March 1, 1877
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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. under the hands of Father Joseph Smith, the Patriarch, two days later. I felt impressed by the Spirit of God to take a mission to the Fox Islands, situated east of the Maine shore, a country I knew nothing about. I made my feelings known to the Apostles, and they advised me to go. Feeling that it was my duty to go upon this mission, I did not tarry at home one year after having married ...
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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. In the spring of 1834, I went to Kirtland, saw the Prophet Joseph Smith, and went with him, and with more than two hundred others in Zion's Camp, up the Missouri. When I arrived at my journey's end, I took the first opportunity and wrote a long letter to Father Mason, and told him I had found the church of Christ that he had told me about. I told him about its organization and the coming forth of the
    Dates:
    April 25, 1834 April 27, 1834
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    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 24 April 1840

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    will be several hundred Baptzed soon in this part of the vineyard there is now nearly 200 sants here & the work if but just begun to human appearance Elders Young, & Richards, & myself will continued in this part of the vineyard untill we have secured the grain which is ripe for the harvest the work is rooling [rolling] on in every part of England where the word is faithfully proclamd we have sent the Minutes of our Conferene to the Editors of the Times & Seasons ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 18. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) IN tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family for more than three gen- erations. My great grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, and possessed an iron constitution and performed a great amount of manual labor nearly up ...
    Dates:
    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 March 11, 1814 March 12, 1816 June 1, 1816 June 19, 1818 March 22, 1820 June 19, 1821 November 25, 1827 December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835 January 18, 1835 January 19, 1835 July 1, 1838 October 18, 1838 August 4, 1841
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 19. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1858. VOL VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- March 2—We cut down a large cotton wood tree, and in two days dug out a canoe four feet wide and twelve long, put on a pair of oars and then rowed down the Arkansas river, 125 miles to Little Rock, begging our food by the way, a meal at ...
    Dates:
    March 2, 1835 March 24, 1835 March 27, 1835 April 4, 1835 June 23, 1835 June 28, 1835 July 23, 1835 November 15, 1835 February 26, 1836 May 27, 1836 May 28, 1836 May 31, 1836 June 19, 1836 June 29, 1836 July 14, 1836 July 30, 1836 July 31, 1836 August 11, 1836 August 29, 1836 September 2, 1836 September 19, 1836 September 20, 1836 October 20, 1836 October 28, 1836 November 17, 1836 November 25, 1836 November 29, 1836 December 20, 1836 January 3, 1837 January 25, 1837 January 29, 1837 January 30, 1837 February 19, 1837 March 23, 1837 April 4, 1837 April 6, 1837