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    On the doctrin's of faith Faith comes by hearing the word of God through the testimony of the Servents of God that Testimony is alw- ays attended by the spirit of prophecy & revelation.
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    A deluge of water once depopulated the world for crime; a similar scourge, by a different elem- ent, has a similar mission to perform & for a like cause. The measure of human crime is coming to the full, and the arm of Omnipotence lifted to "shake terribly the earth" and the watch quarrelling about creeds, territory or gold. The present Christian dispensation is about to close like the Jewish—the heavens about to [be] rolled together like a scroll; the star in that heaven about to be thrown from their orbits, in wild consternation and the indications overlooked; prophetic allusions to the terrible wreck, mistaken, misapplied or applyed to the wreck of Nature; an event without foundation in holy writ. These things are true.— They are not the freaks of a heated imagination; but predicated upon a long candid, cool, unbiassed investigation of the living oracles; and on the premises we throw the gontlet to all the clergy, learned or unlearned on earth!
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    Whare there is a prophet, a priest, or a righ- teous man unto whom God gives his oracles there is the kingdom of God, & whare the oracles of God are not there the kingdom of God is not.
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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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    who is the Author of this work & gathering, Josephs Smith the Prophet of God as an instrument in the hands of God is the Author of it, he is the greatest man on earth No other man of this age has power to assemble such a great people from all the Nations of the earth with all their varied dispositions as assimulate them & cement them together so that they will be subject to rule & order this the Prophet is doing & what makes a great king President or man is to have a great People to rule over.
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    Their was to be two Prophets in Jerrusalem slain, for they tormented them. Prophets are always a torment to the People for they tell them the truth, reprove their transgressions speak of the Judgments that are to come, when those prophets were to be slain the people all would rejoice & send Presents to one another because the prophets who had tormented them were slain, but in three days they stood upon their feet & the Joy of their enemies was of short duration. It is so now their is a secret Joy in the hearts of the Priest and many people that the Prophet and Patriarch is murdered and some manifest their joy openly. It is always a dark time Just before day, it is a dark time now but it will soon be light.
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    For the first time in my life, for the first time in your lives, for the first time in the kingdom of God do I step forth to act in my capacity in connexion with the quorum of the Twelve as Apostles of Jesus Christ unto the People and to bear of the keys of the Kingdom of God in all the world. And for the first time are you called to walk by faith not by sight, for always before you have had a Prophet as the mouth of the Lord to speak to you. but he has sealed his testimony with his Blood.
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    No man can stand at our head. The Prophet Joseph has lade the foundation for a great work, and we will build upon it.
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    But I tel you in the name of the Lord, that no man can put another betwen the Twelve and the Prophet Joseph, why because Joseph was their file leader and he has committed into there hands the keys of the kingdom for all the world. dont put a thread between the Priesthood and God
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    He said if God has appointed him, & chosen him as an instrument to lead the church, why not let him lead it through? Why stand in the way, when he is appointed to do a thing? Who knows the mind of God? Does he not
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    June 29, 1836 ~ Wednesday June 29th Preached at Mr McKinzie's held a dabate with a Baptist Priest after meeting & selling a Book of Mormon to McKinzies we Rode to Mr David Criders [in] Gibson Co Ten 7 m[iles] June 30, 1836 ~ Thursday 30. Spent the day at Mr Criders I {and Brothers Smoot and Clapp went to the woods to pray the power of God sat on us ...
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    A Synopsis of the travels and labours of W. Woodruff in A.D. 1839 I travelled in ten of the United States and crossed one half the Atlantic making a distance of 4,626 miles I held thirty four meetings 34 meetings I attended the baptism of a number of persons, but did not baptize but one 1 baptized I attended seven conferences 7 conferences I attended eight councils, with the first Presidency & Twelve 8 councils I Ordained three Elders 3 Elders " " one Priest 1 Priest I administered to sixteen sick persons by the layings ...
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    October 21, 1844 ~ Monday 21st I left Peterboro in company with Elders C. A. Adams & Stephen Foster & rode to Elder Chilon Mack son of Solomon Mack, in Gilsum N.H. 23 miles I preached in the evening at Gilsum I enjoyed myself well. I spent the night with Mr Solomon Mack 72 years of Age Brother to Lucy Smith the Mother of Joseph Smith the Prophet I ...
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    November 26, 1844 ~ Tuesday Nov 26th [FIGURE] I perused a letter from Elder Benjamin Greward Tahita South Pacific. I wrote him a long letter & gave him a statement of affair since he left. spoke of the death of Joseph & Hiram & Samuel Smith. we took cars & rode to Providence from thence to Stonnington Ct. there took the steemer Massacheusetts but lay at the dock all night in consequence of the storm. ...
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    trunk & bed from 21 Chatham st Br Simpsons to 24 second street, it was a rainy, freezing, sleeting day I recieved a deed to take to Elder Ward of Liverpool I sent an appointment to Pheladelphia church to attend a meeting on Tuesday November 29, 1844 ~ Friday 29th [FIGURES] I done up a package of papers Almanac's pamphlets &c & sent to the following persons Aphek & Ozem Woodruff Azmon Woodruff, Henry Woodford, Luther ...
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    [FIGURE] he wished me to get a plain gold ring made of fine gold set a stone in it & put some of his hair in it & wear it, & also some of Joseph Hair December 31, 1844 ~ Tuesday 31st 31st The last Day of the year of AD 1844 Tuesday still Head wind, it has changed a little, blowing from the N.E. cold wind & cloudy we are still beating in the channel [FIGURE] [A dream on the night of the 30th Dec ...
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    Travelled Ten thousand & fifty miles 10,050 Miles Held - - - - - - - - 53 Meetings Attended 10 Conferen[ce]s Attended with the quorum of the Twelve 12 Councils Attended with Joseph & Hiram Smith the prophet and Patriarch & quorum of the Twelve & other Brethren in the affairs of the kingdom of God 13 Councils Attended with Joseph & Hiram Smith & T[h]e Twelve in recieving our endowment 21 Councils was Baptized for dead friends 19 Persons Baptized for ...
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    Lord Mayor of London arose & addressed a cro- uded assembly of about 3000 person[s] in the cCiteeys Road Chapel (which was the first Chapel ever built by Mr John Wesley) the Lord Mayor says It is with Pleasure that I have been permitted to preside over this respectable body this evening on so important occasion the memory of which will be i[n]delibly fixed upon my mind as one of the most pleasing events of my life, & I trust I shall ever be as ...
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    A Synopsis of the travels and labours of W Woodruff in AD 1843 Travled in 13 of the United States 5171 miles Held 26 meetings Attended Conferences & councils 20 Baptized 6 persons Confirmed 10 persons Ordained 5 Elders Blessed 15 Children Administered unto the sick 25 Wrote 25 Letters Recieved 12 Letters Married 2 Persons I Reported and recorded in this Journal seven interesting discourses from Joseph the Seer 7 Reported I Reported & recorded eight sermons of the Twelve 8 Reported I spent most of the time in company with ...
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    5th I Procured seventy three signers to the Petition to the Governor of Missouri for redress of Wrongs done the Church by the Jackson County mob 10 in Missouri 56 in the Arkansas & 7. in Tenn' While A Priest. 73. {signeders} 6th I Wrote eighteen Letters 8 while A Priest 10 while an Elder & receieved 10. 18 Letters 7th I ordained two Teachers & one deacon 3. Ordained 8th I expeled ...