William Law

William Law (1809-1892) was born 8 Sep. 1809 in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. He was the son of Richard Law and Ann Hunter. He married Jane Silverthorn on 11 Jun. 1833. He was baptized before 1837. He served in the First Presidency in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois and worked closely with Wilford Woodruff as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and on the Nauvoo City Council. He died 19 Jan. 1892 in Shullsburg, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin.

Footnotes

William Law (MPPR-SPC), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). William Law, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-law, accessed 9 Feb. 2022). William Law, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-law, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 254

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    April 10, 1844 ~ Wednesday April 10th Wendsday I spent the day at home to work in my garden April 11, 1844 ~ Thursday 11th [FIGURE] I spent the day in council some remarks wer made upon the principle of toleration April 12, 1844 ~ Friday 12th I spent the day at home April 13, 1844 ~ Saturday 13th A meeting assembled at 2 oclok & herd a discours delivered by Elder Taylor, upon ...
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    April 10, 1844 April 11, 1844 April 12, 1844 April 13, 1844 April 14, 1844 April 15, 1844 April 16, 1844 April 17, 1844 April 18, 1844 April 19, 1844 April 20, 1844 April 21, 1844
  • Page 256

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    May 4, 1844 ~ Saturday 4th I mooved into my new brick house & truly felt thankful to have a comfortable dwelling to leave my family in while I go on my mishion [FIGURE] May 5, 1844 ~ Sunday May 5th 1844 I spent the day at home with my family to prepare for my summers mishion I called my family together & blessed them. Phebe washed my feet that I might be clean evry whit. I spent the evening at home ...
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    May 4, 1844 May 5, 1844 May 6, 1844 May 7, 1844
  • Page 336

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    he lives in 1 mile of Greenfield, he wished to put in 400 bushels of wheat for the Temple September 5, 1844 ~ Thursday 5th Rode to Yrick Tavern took dinner had an interview with Mrs Alney. learned that Wm & Wilson Law had just passed before us, we rode to Mr Kimballs from Maine & spent the night September 6, 1844 ~ Friday 6th Rode across the Prairie swamped our horses, took breakfast at
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    September 5, 1844 September 6, 1844 September 7, 1844 September 8, 1844
  • Page 12

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    January 18, 1843 ~ Wednesday Jan 18th Joseph Smith the Prophet & his Lady made a feest for his friends as a time of rejoiceing with them in consequence of his deliverence from oppression we had an inter- esting day about 20 of those who went with him to Springfield & also the Twelve & many others numbering in all about 75 persons. Gen Law & Miss Eliza Snow had compos- ed each of them a song which ...
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    January 18, 1843 January 19, 1843
  • Page 304

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    in trust if so look at a bishop, it is their place to attend to temporal matters they never yet have acted in their station. Elder S. Rigdon claims to be a spokesman to Joseph, vary well he is but can he now act in that office if he wants now to be a spokesman to the prophet, he must go to the other side of the veil for the Prophet is there But Elder Rigdon is here. why will Elder Rigdon be a fool. Let those ...
  • Page 288

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    July 16, 1844 ~ Tuesday 16th [FIGURES] As I arose in the morning Sister Phelps handed me two Letters one from E. Snow and one from J. E. Page both confirming the death of thhe Patriarch and Prophet Joseph & Hyram Smith; I immediately wrote three letters & sent to Brigham Young one to Peterboro N.H. one to Lowell & one to
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    July 16, 1844 July 17, 1844
  • Page 146

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    April 3, 1842 ~ Sunday April 3 Sunday I spent the day in writing in m[y] Autobiography April 4, 1842 ~ Monday 4th Spent the day in the printing office April 5, 1842 ~ Tuesday 5 Spent the day in the printing office April 6, 1842 ~ Wednesday Minutes of The Special CONFERENCE Held in Nauvoo April 6th 1842 It being rainy the fore part of the day Conference did not meet untill 1 oclock PM President
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    April 3, 1842 April 4, 1842 April 5, 1842 April 6, 1842 April 7, 1842 April 8, 1842
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    April 10, 1842 ~ Sunday April 10th Sunday [FIGURE] A plesant morning A large congregation of Saints met at the grove President William Law addressed the assembly for about 1 hour Then Joseph the Seer arose in the power of God reproved & rebuked wickedness before the people in the name of the Lord God. He wished to say a few words to suit the condition of the general mass. ["]And I shall speak with authority of the priesthood in the name of ...
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    April 10, 1842
  • Page 224

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    March 24, 1844 ~ Sunday 24th March Sunday I met with the saints at the Temple when I arived President Joseph Smith was speaking the following is the substa- nce of what I herd him say I have been informed by two gentleman that a conspiricy is got up in this place for the purpose of taking the life of President Joseph Smith his family and all the Smith family, the heads of the Church, one of the gentleman will give his name to the public & the other wishes it to be ...
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    March 24, 1844
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    January 1, 1844 ~ Monday JAN 1st 1844 Eighteen hundred forty four enters the stage with a cold blustering rain storm I spent the day plastering and white washing the printing office. I spent a few moments however in planting some choice stones in my garding I planted 4 Apricotts, 13 Plums, 11 shugar cherry & 30 choice peach stones. President Smith had a large company at his house as he did on the eve of christmas January 2 ...
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    January 1, 1844 January 2, 1844 January 3, 1844 January 4, 1844 January 5, 1844 January 6, 1844