Latter day Saints

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    If all who bear the name of Saints get into the celestial world it will be because they purify themselves and are faithful & overcome & feel a little more the responsibility that belongs to the Kingdom of God than many now do.
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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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    it is not proven that people are the saints of God because they live in these vallies but those prove themselves saints who live by Evry word of God we can be saints or not Just as we please if we want to prove to God or man that we are saints then we must live for God & none Els
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    Wickedness is increasing throughout this whole Nation & Exhertions are making to try to destroy the kingdom of God. The Nations of the Earth are becoming more & more fearful of the signs of the times & of the future Events which await them. We have had peace in these vallies since we came here as pioneers in 1847 with the Exception of the Buchannan war which cost the Nation $40,000000 dollars & cost us 40 miles travel & Back again we have also had some Indians wars which has cost some lives & considerable property. The wicked of this Nation are determined if possible to destroy & scatter the saints during the year 1870 But the Saints are in the Hands of God as they Ever have Been, & God will defend them & fight their Battles if they will ownly be faithful & trust in him. 1870 will be an Eventful year in many respects. In fact Every year is Eventful now in this fast age God has set his hand to Esstablish Zion & his Kingdom & he will accomplish in spite of Earth & Hell, wicked men & devils He will overthrow the wicked the, scorners, the Hipocritt, & unbelievers & save his Saints
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    O, God, our Eternal Father we have assembled on this occasion to celebrate one of the greatest & grandest Events of the generation in which we live, and we offer up the gratitude of our hearts with thanksgiving for thy merciful & protecting care that has been over us when we were led into these vallies By thy servant servant Brigham Young, twenty two years ago, we found them a perfec desert inhabited ownly by wild beast & a few red men who roamed over the plains. To day we behold the teeming thousands of the Anglo-Saxon race assembled here to celebrate the completion of a line of Rail Road into this City which has opened up commerce between us and all the world. Thou has Enabled thy saints who have gathered here from the Nations of the Earth to fill these vallies of the Mountains with 600 miles of cities, towns, villages, gardens, orchards, vineyards, and fields, and the desert has been made to Blossom as the rose. We should be recreant to our duty did we not acknowledge the hand of thee our God in thy protecting care that has been over us
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    President Young spoke 10 Minuts spoke of the organization of the Church. Read a Revelation that a Desolating sickness would cover the Land but the saints would stand in holy places & not be moved the wicked say the Lord delayeth his coming
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    Israel Begins to Feel that it is time to rise up and appoint her own Governors, Judges & Rulers & trust in God for the Result The American Nation as a United States Government is doomed To destruction and No power can save it. They have forfeited all right and title to Redemption or Salvation at the Hand of the Lord or his saints it is decreed that the measure which they have meeted out unto the saints shall be meetied unto them and they are hastening unto there work of desolation, war, Bloodshed, & destruction and wo, wo, is ther doom. The spirit of Prophecy would cry O, Lord, Hasten thy work, let the wicked slay the wicked untill the whole land is clensed from the corruption, sin, abomination, and wickedness which now reigns upon the face of the whole Earth. May thy Judgments Continue to be poured out upon this land of North America untill the Blood of Prophets & Saints is avenged before the Lord and thy words fulfilled upon the Land of Joseph. Take away the sceptre rule and Government from the wicked & corrupt and give it into the Hands of the Just even thy saints, that they may rule in righteousness before thee. Give thy oppressed people O Lord the privilege of appointing there own Governor, Judges, and Rulers, from this time forth that thy Kingdom may be Esstab- lished upon the Earth, and the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel
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    the Lord is determined to esstablish his kingdom in the last days & He will have a faithful diligent & obedient people and He chastizes the Saints to keep them humble & make them do thereir duty if we had not been mobed & afflicted but always been in prosperity we should have been lifted up in the pride of our hearts & not gathered together & built up Zion as we ought to have done, so that these trials will work together for our good.
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    I should judge from my feelings And intimations of the spirit of God that the endowment had commenced & that the Lord had commenced pouring out some special blessings upon the Saints in Nauvoo but time will determin whether this is the case. My soul has been much refreshed and edefyed of late in reading the Book of Mormon the time has come for its sayi[n]g[s] to be fulfilled
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    on the 27th Day of June 1844 Joseph Smith the Prophet & Hiram Smith the Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was basely shot & martered while in Prisioon whare they wer cast unlawfully by there persecuters they were martered by An American Gentile mob And may the Lord Avenge there blood in his onwn time & way. The Prophet Joseph gave the quorum of the Twelve Apostles there endowm[en]t A few months befor his death.
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    The following is an account of my travels and proc^e^edings while Officiateing in the Office of a Priest From the 13th of Jan to the 28th of June of 1835 I travled 1808 one thousand eight hundred & eight miles to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Divided thus 212 miles in Missouri with Elder H Brown 656 miles in Arkansas Territory 608 with Elder H Brown & 48 alone 940 miles in Tennessee & KY 760 miles with Elder
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    August 7, 1835 ~ Friday AUG 7th Rode to Mr Fosters Preached at his house receieved 2 sudscribers for the M[essenger] & Ad[vocate] distance 15 miles August 8, 1835 ~ Saturday 8th Rode to Paris & herd of much excitement fearing an insurrection of the dlacks distance 14 miles August 9, 1835 ~ Sunday 9th Sunday Rode to Col Copeland Preached at the Academy distance 10 miles August 10, 1835 ~ Monday 10th Rode ...
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    VOL. 1. ^I confirmed 35, esstablished 8 preaching Places, Planted 3 churches^ In, 1835. I travled 3248 miles, Baptized 43 Persons, Held 170 meetings, procured 20 subscribers for the Latter Day Saints, Messenger & Advocate and 2 for the reprinted Star. Also 70, signers to the Petition to the Governour of Missouri for redress of wrongs done the church by the Jackson County mob. Wrote 18 letters. Ordained 2 teachers and 1, deacon. Held 3 debates. AND had 3 mobs ...
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    SUMMARY OF MY LABORS DURING THE YEAR. This brings the year 1835 to a close—the first year of my mission—during which time I had traveled three thousand two hundred and forty-eight miles, held one hundred and seventy meetings, baptized forty-three persons—three of whom were Campbellite preachers—assisted Elder Parrish to baptize twenty more, confirmed thirty-five, organized three branches, ordained two Teachers and one Deacon, procured thirty sub- scribers for the Messenger and Advocate, one hundred and seventy-three singers to the petition to the governor of
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    seem much pleased with their situation they appear to be worthy people I think mu much of them perhapse more for haveing been acquainted with you, he said you told him you thought you should see him in Amrica in about one year from that time which was last April I count the time verry particularly up to that time O my dear W. must I wait longer than that time to see you, br. Joseph says that the Lord does not require a man to be from his family more than a year at one ...
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    Frooms Hill Herefordshire England Aug. 10th 1840 My Dear Phebe Having written 6 letters this morni[n]g to send by Elder Turly I feel disposed to say a few words more to you. I shall inclose a bundle of letters in this sheet to send to you. will you please send them to the individuals as they are directed. The one directed to Nathaniel Thomas plase direct it on the Back to the place where he lives, I do not know whether he has moved or not ...
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    that we should spend a few months more before we return, The work of the Lord is rolling on swiftly in this land & the present signs are that the gentiles will spedily be warned. Already are there thousands rejoiceing in the New & Everlasting Covenant in England, the standard of truth as an ensign to the people is reared up in the largest cities of Scotland, & Saints rejoicing therein The warning voice is spedily to be heard in the City of Belfast Ireland, The cry is heard in ...
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    home it will be so much less care & trouble than it will be to see to your own wood water &c. this is simply my present feeling upon the subject, Remember me with gratitude to Brother Clark. & tell him for me that if he feels willing to lend you the hand of assistance in this your time of need & let you tarry with him untill my return, that he shall not loose his reward & he shall have my prayers & Blessing & the Blessing of God shall rest upon him & his children ...
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    (Continued from page 232.) HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. -[FROM HIS OWN PEN.]- June 19—A States warrant was issued against D. W. Patten, Warren Parrish and Wilford Woodruff, sworn out by Matthew Williams, a Metho- dist priest, and served by the sheriff, Robert C. Petty. Elders Patten and Parrish were taken by an armed mob of about fifty, under pretence of law, led by the sheriff, a colonel, first and second major ...
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    with a high circulation of blood and blistered hands; but our horses leapt the bank, and we went on our way to the Sandy, which we swam, and spent the night at Thomas Frazer's. —30—We preached at Mr. David Crider's, also on Sunday the 31st, where we were threatened by a mob. I baptized Mr. Crider amid the scoffs of the rabble, who went in the night and poisoned both of our horses; the one which I rode, belonging to ...