Leaves From My Journal

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Leaves From My Journal

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People & Places

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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    SIGILLVM - VNIVERSITATIS - CALIFORNIENSIS FIAT LVX MDCCCLXVIII EX LIBRIS BANCROFT LIBRARY
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    Mr. H. H. Bancroft With Compliments of W Woodruff
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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL, THIRD BOOK OF THE FAITH-PROMOTING SERIES By President W. Woodruff. DESIGNED FOR THE INSTRUCTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUNG LATTER-DAY SAINTS. SECOND EDITION. JUVENILE INSTRUCTOR OFFICE, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1882.
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    PREFACE. ABOUT nine months have elapsed since the first edition of this work was published, and now the whole number issued—over 4,000 copies—are exhausted, and there is a demand for more. We, therefore, have much pleasure in offering the Second Edition of LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL for public consider ation, and trust that the young people who pursue it will be inspired to emulate in their lives the faith, perseverance and integrity that so distinguish its author. Brother Woodruff is a remarkable man. Few men now living, who have ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    PREFACE. Satan, knowing the power for good that Brother Woodruff would be, if permitted to live, has often sought to effect his destruction. The adventures, accidents and hair-breath escapes that he has met with, are scarcely equalled by the record that the for mer apostle, Paul, has left us of his life. The power of God has been manifested in a most remarkable manner in preserving Brother Woodruf's life. Considering the number of bones he has had broken, and the other bodily injuries he has received, it is certainly wonderful that now ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. Strictness of the "Blue Laws” of Connecticut—The Old Prophet Mason—His Vision—His Prophecy—Hear the Gospel, and Embrace it—Visit Kirtland, and see Joseph Smith—A Work for the Old Prophet. Page 1. CHAPTER II. Preparing to go up to Zion—First Meeting with President Young—Camp of Zion Starts—Numbers Magnified in the Eyes of Beholders—Remarkable Deliverance—Selfishness, and its Reward. Page 4. CHAPTER III. Advised to Remain in Missouri—A Desire to Preach—Pray to the Lord for a Mission—Prayer Answered—Sent on a Mis sion to Arkansas—Dangerous Journey through Jackson County—Living ...
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    CONTENTS. CHAPTER VII. Curious Worship—Meet Elder Parrish—Labor Together in Ten nessee—Adventure in Bloody River—A Night of Peril— Providential Light—Menaced by a Mob—Good Advice of a Baptist Preacher—Summary of my Labors during the Year. Page 18. CHAPTER VIII. Studying Grammar—Meet Elder Patten—Glorious News—Labor with A. O. Smoot—Turned out of a Meeting House by a Baptist Preacher—Preach in the Open Air—Good Result— Adventure on the Tennessee River—A Novel Charge to Arrest and Condemn Men upon—Mob Poison our Horses. Page 21. CHAPTER IX. Attending School—Marriage—Impressed to take a Mission to ...
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    CONTENTS. CHAPTER XIV. Counseled to Gather with the Saints—Remarkable Manifestation —Case of Healing—Efforts of Apostates—Visit from Elders —A Conference—Closing my Labors on the Islands for a Season. Page 43. CHAPTER XV. Return to Scarboro—Journey South—Visit to A. P. Rockwood in Prison—Incidents of Prison Life—Journey to Connecticut —Baptize my Father's Household. Page 46. CHAPTER XVI. Taking Leave of my Old Home—Return to Maine—Birth of my First Child—Appointment to the Apostleship and to a Foreign Mission—Preparations for the Journey to Zion. Page 50. CHAPTER XVII. Start upon our Journey—A ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    CONTENTS. CHAPTER XXII. Continue my Journey—Leave Elder Taylor in Germantown— Arrival in Cleveland—Take Steamer from There to Buffalo— Delayed by a Storm—Go to Farmington, my Father's Home —Death of my Grandmother—My Uncle Dies—I preach his Funeral Sermon—Arrive in New York—Sail for Liverpool—Encounter Storms and Rough Weather—Arrive in Liver pool. Page 72. CHAPTER XXIII. Our Visit to Preston—Our First Council in England, in 1840—We Take Different Fields of Labor—A Woman Possessed of the Devil—Attempt to Cast it Out and Fail—Turn Out the Unbelievers, and then Succeed—The Evil Spirit Enters her Child—Commence Baptizing—The Lord ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. CHAPTR I. STRICTNESS OF THE “BLUE LAWS" OF CONNECTICUT—THE OLD PROPHET, MASON—HIS VISION—HIS PROPHECY— HEAR THE GOSPEL, AND EMBRACE IT—VISIT KIRTLAND AND SEE JOSEPH SMITH—A WORK FOR THE OLD PROPHET. FOR the benefit of the young Latter-day Saints, for whom the Faith-Promoting Series is especially designed, I will relate some incidents from my experience. I will commence by giving a short account of some events of my childhood and youth. I spent the first years of my life under the influence of what history ...
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    2 LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. apostles, dreams, visions and revelations in the church of Christ, the same as they had who lived in ancient days; and he believed the Lord would raise up a people and a church, in the last days, with prophets, apostles and all the gifts, powers and blessings, which it ever contained in any age of the world. The people called this man, the old prophet Mason. He frequently came to my father's house when I was a boy, and taught me and my ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    I EMBRACE THE GOSPEL. 3 your generation. There is no fruit of the church of Christ upon the earth. There is no man ordained of God to administer in any of the ordinances of the gospel of salvation upon the earth in this day and generation. But, in the next generation, I the Lord will set up my kingdom and my church upon the earth, and the fruits of the kingdom and church of Christ, such as have followed the prophets, apostles and saints in every dispensation, shall again be found in all their fullness upon the earth. You will ...
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    4 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 Book of Mormon ...
    Dates:
    April 25, 1834 April 27, 1834
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    CAMP OF ZION STARTS. 5 It was the 26th of April, 1834, that I was first introduced to Elders Brigham Young and H. C. Kimball. When I met Brother Brigham, he had his hands full of butcher knives; he gave me one, and told me to go and put a good handle on it, which I did. I also had a good sword, which Brother Joseph wanted, and I gave it to him. He carried it all the way in Zion's ...
    Dates:
    April 26, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 6, 1834 May 7, 1834
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    6 LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. ing day we continued our journey. We pitched our tents at night and had prayers night and morning. The Prophet told us every day what we should do. We were nearly all young men, gathered from all parts of the country, and strangers to each other; but we got acquainted very soon, and had a happy time together. It was a great school for us to be led by a Prophet of God thousand miles, through cities, towns, villages, and through the wilderness. When persons stood by to ...
    Dates:
    June 24, 1834
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    REWARD OF SELFISHNESS. 7 business and went to work, cleaning out the room, and imme diately spread down our blankets, so as to hold a right to the room. It was but a short time afterwards that our brethren, who were attacked by cholera, were brought in and laid upon our beds. None of us ever used those blankets again, for they were buried with the dead. So we gained nothing but expe rience by being selfish, and we lost our bedding. I will exhort all my young friends to not cherish selfishness; but if you have ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1882 Leaves From My Journal (From Preface to page 8)

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    8 LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. Heman Hyde. We spent the summer together, laboring hard, cutting wheat, quarrying rock, making brick, or anything else we could find to do. In the fall I had a desire to go and preach the gospel. I knew the gospel which the Lord had revealed to Joseph Smith was true, and of such great value that I wanted to tell it to the people who had not heard it. It was so good and plain, it seemed to me I could make the people believe it ...