History of the Word of Wisdom, Jun 16, 1845

-- Jun 16, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...I took Dinner with Br Morris took tea with Br Crump & returned home whare [there were] 2 letters for me one from President Brigham Young of Nauvoo & the other from Mrs Woodruff of Liverpool both of which I was glad to obtain. I wrote one in return to Mrs Woodruff. She sent me some of the Hair of Joseph Smith & the whole of the Smith Family & the quorum of the Twelve to put into a finger ring. Distance of the day 6 miles. (1)

-- Jun 17, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... We next went through the Soho Bazarr; also Lothar Arkade Also through each ap-partment of the National gallery again, & around the Trafalgar square & then home again. Took tea Blessed Mary Ann Mitchell And Br Wm. Booth & then walked home with Br Booth to the Borough. Then return back to Br Joiners & retired to rest. Quite weary. The whole distance of the day 20 miles. (1)

-- Jun 19, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...Called upon Br Wm. Booth & took tea. Sister Mary Ann Mitchell accompanied her Mother who has been totally blind for 2 years to meeting with us. (1)

-- Jun 23, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...After returning home from this place we called & dined with a brothers & then went into the borough & called upon Br Wm. Booth & spent the Afternoon & took tea with a number of the Saints.... (1)

-- Jun 24, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...The sleeping beauty of France with her jewels jems, necklace of brilliants around her while her bosom heaves with breath while asleep looks as natural as life. Nepoleon under almost evry circumstance of life is there represented. The Identical Carriage with all its Convenience for sleeping, writing, deposit for armour that he rode in at the battle of watterloo is there & the bed he died upon at St Hellena, with his dressing case gold snuff box, knives pens pencils, & all small articles that he used about him. Their is nothing fictitious but real except the personages being of wax figures & their expressions, countenances looking so much like life & then some of them moving by Clock work that one would naturally suppose they were living beings. The following is merly an extrat of some of the characters & names that are to be seen: ... (1)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies

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