History of the Word of Wisdom, Oct 28, 1850

-- Oct 28, 1850
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 28th The Presidency on Consideration of the case thought I might as well settle my own affairs So I commenced this morning to sell some goods which I had on hand. The people crouded Hard around my waggon to buy sugar Coffee &c as they had not had a supply in the valley. (1)

-- Dec 22, 1850
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 22d Sunday I Attended meeting at the Bowary And herd An interesting & Edifying sermon preached by President Brigham Young. His text was truth. ... He spoke of the desire for tobaco Alchohol Coffee tea &c and the desire for such things was because they contained poison & excited the nervous system & it was death & not life & many useful remarks were made.

I attended A prayer meeting at the Presidents in the Afternoon & Had a good time. (1)

-- During 1850
Levi Ward Hancock: Three known children: Emily Melissa, Temperance, and Levi W. Residing in Salt Lake City 1850. (2)

-- Jan 17, 1851
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 17th I spent the day in the Legislature. We had an interesting day. Councellor O. Spencer made an interesting speach & was followed By the Govornor who presented light & truth in the spirit of God.

I spent the evening in A Lyceum of the Seventies. The word of wisdom was the subject discused. Five speakers were called upon who addressed the meeting & was followed by president Young who made many interesting remarks. He spoke upon the word of wisdom of its origen &c. Said it was well kept when it was first given. (1)

-- May 24, 1851
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 24th We drove into the Salt Lake valley. I left Brothers Smoot & Stewart quite sick. They were glad to get Home. I took tea with Br & Sister Smoot... (1)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985, http://amzn.to/RevelationsofJosephSmith

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