History of the Word of Wisdom, May 5, 1869

-- May 5, 1869
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...I do not know of a More important thing than for those women who know to keep a school to teach others to keep house. I have seen women pretend to keep House. Make tea first then fry meat then Boil potatoes & at last make Bread. There are but vary few good House keepers. But when you find one you find a woman that knows what to do.

The female Relief Society would [should] take this matter in hand & teach young women the art of House keeping. Have a place for Evry thing & Evry thing in its place. Learn the girls to be Book keepers so they Can tend the stores & keep accounts. Also let the Sisters get up a Cheese Factory & make Cheese for the people, Make Bonnets Make Cloth shoes & let your Daughters Marry Good men if they have 40 wives.

G Q Cannon spoke 7 Minuts. (1)

-- May 8, 1869
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Presidt Young spoke 19 Minuts ... I say to you to stop dealing with the wicked. Stop swearing & drinking. Treat your Animals kindly. God does not give you Animals or wives & Children to abuse. We shall be held Responsible for all we do. Could our Eyes be open to see the order of Enoch we should be ashamed of ourselves. (1)

-- Sep 5, 1869
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...At the Close of the Meeting I went to the Townsend House & Conversed with some Cincinnati wine growers. They advised us to raise the Delaware Cataba & Ives Seedling for wine in this Country. (1)

-- Oct 13, 1869
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...In the Evening I picked some grapes & prepared for making about 8 gallons of wine. (1)

-- Dec 9,1869
[Utah] ZCMI Drug Stores advertises that is has just opened on Main Street with "Liquors, Draught and by the case." (2)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, Appendix 5, Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1848-1996, http://amzn.to/extensions-power

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