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Sep 18, 1844

Journal Entry

September 18, 1844 ~ Wednesday

18th The wind arose at 1 oclok in the morning the
Lake was soon vary rough the boat rocked badly
untill morning all were sea sick or Lake sick
which was equally as bad, we put into fairport and
remained through the day, it is plesant to reach
a port after a storm. Fairport looks as though
it was going to desolation, & it is according to
Prophecy. The inhabitants have long tried to destroy
the Latter Day Saints, we left fairport about
sundown to start for Oswego via the Welland Canal
on the Canida side had a good time through the night
Distance from Chicago to Fairport 1000 miles


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Meeting where majority of Church members sustain the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as governing body of the Church.
Wilford accepts call to preside over the European Mission for one year.

Sep 18, 1844