Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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    I truly felt that I could exclaim with the servant of God that it was better to be a door keeper in the house of God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness
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    Again the first Principle of our cause & work is to understand that their is a prophet in the Church & that he is at the head of the Church on Earth. who called Joseph Smith to be a prophet? Did the people or God. God & not the people called him, had the people gatherd together & appointed one of their number to be a Prophet he would have been accountable to the people but inasmuch as he was called of God & not the people he is accountab[le] to God & the Angel that committed the Gospel to him & not to any man on earth.
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    Elder Kington made a feast for the Saints. which had been a custom among the United Brethren But as they now were all receiving the fulness of the gospel they had become Saints. the Saints began to collect at 2 oclock by 4 we had nearly 100 saints together to the feast. We truly had an interesting time. Elder Young addressed the Saints clothed with the power of God, & then asked a blessing upon the food prepared. We then sat down to the table & eat & drank with nearly 100 saints possess ing glad hearts & cheerful countenances. Elder Richards remarked that he did not believe their had ever been such a company of Saints prepared in so short a time & bid fairer for the kingdom of heaven than the company now before us, at least since the Church of Latter Day Saints was first Organized, & I truly felt Grateful to my heavenly Father, for his mercy when I reflected back upon the time ownly two months & a half since when I first proclaimed the fulness of the gospel in this region & began to Baptize such as received my testimony, & now their is nearly 400 souls standing in the new & Everlasting covenant & the prosperity of the work constantly increasing.
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    December 7, 1841 ~ Tuesday Dec 7th I spent most of my time in the Store but in the evening I attended meeting & herd a discourse deliverd by Lyman Wight who declaired some most stirling truths concerning the building of the Temple & the Nauvoo House if the Saints did not do it they would be rejected as a Church with their dead saith the Lord we should again be driven &c he spoke in truth & the Spirit of God
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    February 4, 1851 ~ Tuesday 4th ^[FIGURE]^ According to adjournment the Legislature met today to transact business for the state I spent the day with them An ordinance was passed granting a liberal charter to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints protecting them in their religious rights. During the pasage of this ordinance many interest ing remarks were made by the president or Govournor of the state He says we do not want the church to pass laws to punish crime ownly to try members on church fellowship if the members shall transgress the laws of the Land turn them over to the Laws of the Land but we want to protect the church in their right of worship & so we will evry other sect that comes here when the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ will they all be members of the Church of Jesus Christ & obey the gospel
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    June 8, 1851 ~ Sunday 8th Sunday President Young addressed a full assembly of the Saints as follows. I want to speak such things as are in my heart. All that are acquainted with me know that my religion embraces all things that belong to the duties of life The Religion I have embraces all the principles of present future, progressive & Eternal Salvation in evry sens of the word. I labour for the salvation of myself & my Brethren I would be glad to speak to thousands even the whole world if they could hear
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    President D. H. Wells then addressed the assembly. He said I do not feel as much like talking as I do like acting. Why will Congress shut the door to us because we were Mormons and they would not do it if this was not the true Church of Christ. But the days will come when the people of the United States will seek unto this people for Union for this people will have a permanent Government Joseph Smith told what would come to pass. He spoke of this war Said it would begin at South Carolina but He dare not publish it at First for fear the people would call it treason. Yet it is Coming to pass before our Eyes.
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    Attendtion paid to Females some Females complain that there is not attention Enough paid to them in this community But I will say that there is no community on Earth where as much respect & attention is paid to Females as in this Church.
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    I was inspired & moved upon to write a Journal & keep a record of the affairs of this Church from the time I first Joined this Church up to the Presient time. I seldom Ever heard the Prophet Joseph, or Brigham Young, or the Apostles teach preach or Prophesy or perform any official act but what I have recorded it in my Journals unless some other persons were recording the same, and I could not feel Easy untill I had accomplished it. I have written more sacred History of the teaching of the prophets & Apostles & official acts of the Latter day Sants than would make several Testiments as large as the one Handed down to us by the Ancient Apostles I have kept a Journal of almost Evry day of my life since I have been a member of this Church. By refering to my Journals I could tell Each day what I have done, the company I have been in, and what was transpiring around me, and any council and Teaching From the Presidency or Twelve Except whare I know there were reporters recording the same. I have urged this same course upon the Twelve & the other Quorums of the Church to keep a record of there meetings & the dealings of God with them and for all men who bear the Holy Pristhood to keep a record of their lives or Esspecially of there official Acts in the Church and kingdom of God. Some may say this is a great deal of trouble But we should not call any thing trouble which brings to pass good. I consider that portion of my life which has been spent in keeping Journals & writing History to have been vary profitably spent.
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    I attended a missionary Party at the social Hall at 5 oclok there were about 70 couple present it was much the best party I ever attended there was much of the spirit of the Lord resting upon the company all the Presid- ency & O Hyde W. Woodruff J. Taylor G. A. Smith Lorenzo Snow Erastus Snow & G Q Cannon of the Twelve present I never saw President Young feel Better. He gave a short address He said the gentile chain was broaken & they would never put their yoke again upon the neck of the saints or church & Kingdom of God to all Eternity if we would do our duty
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    the officers & members & to the whole Congregation consisting of about seven hundred people, A large fragmen[t] was left for some who were not present, while the cake was passing P. P. Pratt composed the following lines When in far Distant regions As strangers we roam Far away from our Country Our friends and our home When sinking in sorrow Fresh courage we'll take As we think on our friends And remember the CAKE Elder O Hide appealed powerfully to the meeting & covenanted with the Saints ...
    April 7, 1841
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    April 15, 1837 ~ Saturday WILLFORD. WOODRUFFs Patriarchal Blessing Receieved April 15th 1837 At a blessing meeting held at the LORDs house in Kirtland Ohio on the 15th day of April AD. 1837. Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the church of latter day saints confered a blessing upon the head of Willford Woodruff son of Aphek Woodruff born in Farmington Hartford County Connt March the 1st 1807 My Beloved Brother I
    April 15, 1837
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    PHEBE W. CARTER's PATRIARCHAL Blessing Receieved 10th NOV. AD 1836 At a blessing meeting held in the Lords house in Kirtland Ohio on the 10th day of NOV AD 1836 Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the Church of Latter Day Saints confered a blessing upon the head of Phebe W Carter born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, state of Main the 8th of March 1807. Sister in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and by ...
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    May 29, 1837 ~ Monday May 29th I met in the house of the Lord to attend an important conference or meeting of the high councel to attend to some important business of the Church let memory speak upon this subject two {of the presidency} two {of the Twelve and} one {of the seventy were stood before the Council for aggressing} It was considered not {lawful to} try {the president} before the high Councel but before the Bishop the Presidents withdrew the council closed without transacting business ^I ...
    May 29, 1837 May 30, 1837 May 31, 1837
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    June 5, 1837 ~ Monday June 5th I called in the morning at Brother Azmons & conversed with him & also Brother Thompson upon temporal as well as spiritual subjects. Neither of them manifested any hardness towards me in the morning but both appeared affected Brother Azmon said he was still seeking for light & truth & should not have left the truth or the Church of latter day saints had it not been for his temptations trials &c. But I commended him to God & was under the ...
    June 5, 1837 June 6, 1837 June 7, 1837
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    Willford Woodruff's Journal Containing an Account Of my life and travels from the time of my first connextion with the Church of latter-day Saints
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    December 29th 1833 were neither contending nor receievi ng the faith once delivered to the Sain ts I could not discover the Church or body of Christ visible among men. I believed the Church of Christ was in the wilderness and that there had been a falling away from the pure and undefiled religion before God And I was a looking for the Church to arise and again to be esstablished upon the foundation of the ancient Apostles and Prophets Christ Jesus the Chief Corner Stone. After ...
    December 29, 1833
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    December 1833 We had purchased a farm together and been living on it nearly two years. We both were anxious to attend the meeting. Accordingly we we went and found a full cong regation of people. The person that was to preach was Zerah Pulsipher an elder in the Church of Christ or of the latter day saints. He commence[d] the meeting with some introductory rem arks and then prayed I felt the spirit of God to bear witness that he was the servant of God. He ...
    December 1, 1833
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    December 31st 1833 Continued labouring with us for several days and on the 31st of Dec I with my Brother Azmon Woodruff with two yong females which had been hea led by the laying on of hands went forw ard in baptism. the day following there was several others followed our example among the rest was Noah Hatton a preacher in the freewill Baptist Church and several of the members of his Church followed him in the ordi nance of baptism. And on the 2nd of Jan ...
    December 31, 1833
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    Jan. 2nd 1834 To the Book of Mormon. I believed it was light out of darkness and truth out of the ground. The license which I receieved reads thus. A Power and authority given to Willford Woodruff provi ng that he is a Teacher in the Church of Christ by the will of God the Father according to his holy Calling and the gift ^& power^ of the Holy ghost agreeable to the Revelations of Jesus Christ signifying that he has been baptized and receieved ...
    January 2, 1834