History of the Word of Wisdom, 1864. September 24

-- 1864. September 24
(Annie Clark Tanner) : Born in Farmington, Utah. Baptized in 1873, Annie Clark was rebaptized a year later during a reformation movement. She remembered, "We raised our right hand and promised not to trade with outsiders. Also, as children, we promised never to touch tea, coffee, or tobacco. To take the Lord's name in vain was a great offense. The punishment for disregard of high moral standards among young people was severe indeed. The young people who transgressed were required to make an acknowledgement of their sin in a public meeting and ask the forgiveness of the Saints." (1)

-- Jan 8, 1865
[Sermon] Brigham Young: Ordinance of Bread and Wine - Its Nature - Character of God and of Jesus - Reasons Why Sin and Death Exist - Earthly Probation Necessary for Future Glory - Danger of Apostasy, JD 11:39 - 44 (2)

-- Jul 16, 1865
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...Presidet Young spoke upon the word of wisdom how hard it was for us to overcome but "I will not let an appetite or passion master me. No man will get rich by Joining hands [with] wicked men & devils.... (3)

-- Jul 29, 1865
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 29 I spent the day in the Endowment House. We gave Endowments to [ ] persons. B. Young sealed [ ] Couple H C Kimball [ ] Couple W Woodruff [ ] Couple & G Q Cannon [ ] Couple. Brother Cannon had Elizabeth Tinney sealed to him to day.

I had about 3 Bushels Carrots picked pressed out the Juice & mad some wine. I put as much water to the pomace as I had pure Juce then pressed again & put the liquor all together & put in 2 lbs Crushed Sugar to the gallon. (3)

-- Aug 10, 1865
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 10 We drove to Ogden & stoped with Brother Wests. 22 mils. We held a Meeting in the Tabernacle. G D Watt Prayed. Presidet Young spoke 28 minuts H. C. Kimball 17, John Taylor 28, W Woodruff 25 G Q Cannon 18 C C Rich 13 & F D Richards 3 m. At the Close of the meeting we met in Council at Brother Farrs & herd letters read from England. One Elder Parker had Been guilty of whoredoms & Charles Benson of Drunkness. (3)

1 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Journal of Discourses, http://jod.mrm.org
3 - 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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