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    The spirit of industry which has ever characterized the saints of the Most High God has been brought to bear with wonderful effect upon the burning & Arid desert. The Next time that you encounter The hardships privation & toil of A Journey over the plains & mountains you will meet with a vary different reception from what attended your first arival Here Friends will greet your Arival and the products of the Earth will administer to your comfort.
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    The spirit of industry which has ever characterized the saints of the Most High God has been brought to bear with wonderful effect upon the burning & Arid desert. The Next time that you encounter The hardships privation & toil of A Journey over the plains & mountains you will meet with a vary different reception from what attended your first arival Here Friends will greet your Arival and the products of the Earth will administer to your comfort.
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    it seems to be the object of God that we should earn our bread by the sweat of the brow if this was not the case we might be Idle which would produce more evil than it would to labour if we improve our time we shall get glory that we should not get if we were Idle
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    it is as much our duty to know how to cure our system as to feed our body
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    January 1, 1852 ~ Thursday Jan 1st 1852 Govornor B. Young Next made a proclamation of thanksgiving for the inhabitants of the Territory of Utah to set apart the 1st day of Jan for the purpose of thanksgiving & prayer the following is a portion of the proclamation "And I recommend to all good citizens of Utah that they abstain from evry thing that is calculated to mar the or grieve the spirit of their Heavenly Father on that day that they rise early in the morning of the first day of the New Year and wash their bodies with pure water that all men attend to their flocks & herds with carefulness & see that no creature in their care is hungry thirsty or cold while the women are preparing the best of food for their housholds & their children [are] ready to receive it in cleanliness & with cheerfulness then let the head of each family with his family bow down upon his knees before the God of Israel and acknowledge all his sins & the sins of his household call upon the Father in the name of Jesus for evry blessing that he desires for himself his kindred the Israel of God the univers of man praying with full purpose of heart & united faith that the union of the United States may be preserved inviolate against tall the devises of wicked men untill truth shall reign triumphant & the glory of Jehovah shall fill the whole earth then in the name of Jesus ask the Father to bless the your food and when you have filled the plates of your houshold partake with them with rejoiceing & thanks- giving & if you feel to make merry in your hearts sing a song of thanksgiving and lift up your hearts con- tinually in praise & acknowledgement of the unbounded mercies you are momentarily receiving
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    a man can no more live without praying than they can without bread if you dont keep the commandments of God the devil with use you for his deciple. Blessings will not stick upon an unfaith ful man but they will upon one that is faithful. let us pray in secret as well as in the family circle
  • Page 279

    President Young spoke with great Plainness and Power. He called upon thHis councillors & the Twelve to wake up & get rid of there selfishness & get the spirit of God & Edify the people He called upon the whole people to covenant with upli- fted hands to Heaven to obey his council which we all did.He told the people to go to & build graneries & continue to lay up grain untill they had bread to last them seven years & not sell their grain to any body untill they had done this & stop sending their bread stuff to the gold mines & stop going to the gold mines to stay at home & attend to there own business, stop carrying grain to the distilleries to be made into whiskey, stop making whiskey & stop drinking whiskey, and if you will do this I promise you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that you will suffer no famine
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    the Lord takes care of those who take care of themselves there is not the pain taken here that there ought to be if we do what we can the Lord will do the rest if I go & preach to the people I do my duty then the people must obey for themselves. I will not do it Neither will the Angels come & do your work for you But you have got to do for yourselves. The Lord will not come & raise your Bread you must raise it yourselves I say to you to stop dealing with the wicked. Stop swearing & drinking treat your Animals kindly God does not give you Animals or wives & children to abuse we shall be held Responsible for all we do. Could our Eyes be open to see the order of Enoch we should be ashamed of ourselves
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    President Young said while speaking of the Indian war that it was better for us not to fight them but feed them well treat them kindly & they would kill far less of our people & die much Faster themselves than they would to fight them & drive them to subsist upon their former living upon roots & herbs
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    I have wronged No man I have paid for what I have had as I have said I do not have as much as an ear of corn out of the tithing office ownly what I pay for I Borrowed money to help the poor when I came here and I want you to write my statement as I give it for it is true as the Son. I financeer my affairs according to the wisdom God has given me & I trust to him & he alone gives me my increase. there isare fears here that there will not any potatoes grow I shall look for potatoes when it is time to dig them I do so with all my business the Lord kan make me rich or poor Just as he pleases I care not a groat for all the gold & silver in the world and Jesus Christ did not.
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    We drew out into the river Mercy & cast anchor in sight of Liverpool & spent the day & night. It was with some difficulty that we could get the baggage stowed away so that we could make our beds however we lay dow n & slep well April 21, 1841 ~ Wednesday 21st Wednesday the wind is favorable & we are all vary busy in nailing down & lashing our baggage to prepare for sea. The anchor was hauled up & sails spread at 12 ...
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    May 11, 1844 ~ Saturday 11th We travled across the prairies this day to Br Justice Ames on Ceder Creek within 3 miles of Galesburg, it was the first time I had been on his farm he had a plesent place of 100 acres & 40 acres in corn & wheat they all appeared glad to see me we spent the night with them I talked with them untill about midnight. In the morning before we left, we lade hands upon Br Justice Ames & his Son ...
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    A Blessing bestowed upon the head of Elder Wilford Woodruff under the hands of the quorum of the Twelve Elder John Taylor being spokesman Nauvoo August 24th 1844 Brother Woodruff we lay our hands upon your head in the name of Jesus Christ and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood to seal upon your head a blessing and set you apart unto the important mission which is appointed you of the Lord by the voice of the Twelve to go over the sea to
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    August 28, 1843 ~ Monday Aug 28th I met with the Twelve in the morning & spent several hours together. I mailed a letter to Elder J. Taylor containing 10 subscribers for the Times & Seasons I dined at Br Ilus Carters & convers with Mrs Carter & Mrs Snow I had a Minuature taken by Mr Miller taken as a Present to Mrs Woodruff Price $4.50 I called upon Miss Mary Sloan who [FIGURE] seemed much ...
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    Children, & all you have. I dont know that I can give you a better pattern of what we want than the case of Joseph in Egypt. An Israel- ite will get all he can, they are vary great to go ahead. The Egyptians believed in dreams & by this peculiar gift Joseph entered into a great scheme of speculation, he used the gift of dreams to become great in the eyes of the Egyptians, had great political influence came out on the kings horse in great splendor, & ...
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    September 3, 1840 ~ Thursday 3rd I felt some better this morning But am confin ed most of the day to my room Elders Kimball & Smith took a walked into the City September 4, 1840 ~ Friday 4th Elders Kimball & Smith took a walk to Debt ford, & I took a walk into the city called upon Br Corner found him in good Spirits. I also called upon A Mr
  • Page 121

    when a man is chastized he gets angry & will not endure it. The reason we do not have the secrets of the Lord revealed unto us is because we do not keep them but reveal them, we do not keep our own secrets but reveal our difficulties to the world even to our enemies then how would we keep the secrets of the Lord Joseph says I can keep a secret till dooms day. He spoke of love what greater love hath any man than that he ...
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    January 1, 1842 ~ Saturday JANuary 1st, 1842 I spent this NEW YEARS DAY in company with the quorum of the Twelve & with our wives in the city of Nauvoo at Br S. Stodard's it was an interesting day unto us to once more assemble to a feast with our quorum & our families in a city of the Saints in the midst of peace & love we more highly prized this privilege as we are called to be seperate so much while in the ...
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    February 20, 1842 ~ Sunday Feb 20 Sunday I spent the day at home reading & writing February 21, 1842 ~ Monday to February 26, 1842 ~ Saturday 21 22 23 24 25 & 26 Was spent in the printing office Nothing remarkable transpired with us during the week excepting we prepared a plate [ink color change] for making a cut at the commencement of the Book of Abraham which is to be published in the 9 No of the 3 vol of ...
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    been to great expens in fiting out an army of 500,000 men to assist Mehemit Ali & for other purposes. Endeavering at the same time to fort ify Paris by surrounding it with a strong wall, but in the midst of this scenery they have been suffering under one constant torrent of Judgment, the sea has hove itself beyound its bounds the rivers Seine, Saone & Rhone overflowed their banks turned out of therr course & these created a flood unparellelled ...