History of the Word of Wisdom, Jan 28, 1853. Friday.

-- Jan 28, 1853. Friday.
[William Clayton Journal] ... I arrived at Sheffield at 4 o'clock and went direct to Brother Barraclough's where I lodged and took tea. Brother Glover has not yet returned from his weeks mission. After tea I started to go to Brother Memmets to see if there were any letters for me from home. I met him on the way and learned that no letters have arrived. I then went and spent the evening at the circus to pass away a lonely hour. (1)

-- Jan 29, 1853. Saturday.
[William Clayton Journal] Spent several hours with Sister Plant formerly from Manchester and took dinner with her. Then went to Brother Wharton's and took tea and shaved there.... (1)

-- Feb 3, 1853. Thursday.
[William Clayton Journal] ...Evening went and took tea with Brother Walters, and visited some with him. (1)

-- Feb 4, 1853. Friday.
[William Clayton Journal] Went to visit Sister Womack, who is some better, a little wine apparently nourishing her. Took dinner with them and watched Brother Womack put some pocket knives together. It is astonishing to see the number of times such small things have to go through the workmens hands. Returned in a snow storm, very cold and spent the afternoon and took tea with Brother Newsham. (1)

-- Feb 9, 1853. Wednesday.
[William Clayton Journal] .... We then took a walk to the old Manor House, and returned to Thomas Leas to tea, where we spent an hour and a half. We then went to the Circus and spent the evening.... (1)

1 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton

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