St. George, Washington County, Utah Territory

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  • Page 104

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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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 Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal Notes Testimony

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    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 our dead as well as for the living, and the Lord has opened the way in a remarkable manner for many of the members of the Church to obtain records of the names of their dead for several generation I had also obtained a record of some over 3000 of my Father & Mother family, after the Dedication of the
    Dates:
    March 1, 1877
  • Page 5

    Part of History – Dreams and Visions 1874–1886

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    among the dead and said: "Well, if you are, look here, by hell, if you ain't out of this in two minutes we will serve you like these." pointing at the same time with his right hand towards the slain. I stepped across the gutter and noticed the sun was standing in midheaven. The spirit said: "St George is the best place for you." I started to walk and when I did so I noticed, about 3 blocks square of buildings south of this scene had entirely disappeared. So I walked across the ...
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    Part of History – Dreams and Visions 1874–1886

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    then I walked the fence and put my feet on the south side of the canal to go to St. George. At this moment I awoke and heard the clock strike six (6) in the morning, trembling and in great fear at what I had seen and heard. I told my wife all that had transpired and in a few moments I was again in the society of my Redeemer. He showed me some things in his hands which he moved about and said: "Thou seest these, but the time is ...
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    Part of History – Dreams and Visions 1874–1886

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    "The Latter day Saints are being murdered in the north for the Gospel's sake and those that are determined to serve God are fleeing to save their lives. But we are only going to be driven to St. George, and there stand still, for we have been driven all we intend to be driven, for there we will stand still and see the salvation of our God or die for Zion's sake." Then I rode on to the center of Cedar City and there saw the last man putting the last half ...
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    Part of History – Dreams and Visions 1874–1886

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    and came to this people in the mountains. Then I saw many thousands of women and children take refuge in the timber, hazel rough, ^brush?^ or any place where they could conceal themselves from the turmoil that was going on in the States, and when the word reached this people of their situation, there were hundreds of the Seventies call- ed upon to go and hunt them up, and bring them to this people in Utah. Then the Government of the United States patched up their difficulty, and elected a new congress, which assembled again ...