History of the Word of Wisdom, Nov 12, 1870

-- Nov 12, 1870
[Sermon] Joseph F. Smith: The Gospel and the Things of the World - Consistency - Works As Well As Faith - The Word of Wisdom, JD 13:336 - 342 (1)

-- Aug 27, 1871
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 27 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the Morning & attended Meeting in the Tabernacle. A. P. Rockwood Prayed. Brother Albert Dewey spoke 22 Minuts Br Ship 33. Rev Dr Thompson spoke 13, & President Young 16 M. Afternoon. G Q Cannon spoke 20 Minuts. Then Gen Riley of Rochester N.Y. spoke upon Temperance 30 M, then G. Q. Cannon 30, & Presidt Young 21 M. I received 4 letters & I wrote 2 to Thomas [-] & Mr S Hart. (2)

[Sermon] Brigham Young: Temperance, JD 14:223 - 227 (1)

-- During 1871
(B. H. Roberts) Young Roberts worked for Centerville farmers, made bricks for construction of the Salt Lake ZCMI, and drove an ox-team grader for the Utah Central Railway. At fourteen, he prospected in the Utah mining districts of Ophir, Jacob City, and Metcur. His evenings were spent in gambling houses, where he "manipulated the jack of hearts and spades; learned to drink his coffee black and his liquor straight; learned to bet and bluff and cajole." (3)

-- Sep 17, 1872
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Gen Nagle had spent 2 years in France & Jermany in order to learn the best process of manufacturing wine & Brandy. He had introduced the best grapes & Esstablished the best distilary in the State. He made 100,000 gallons of wine & 20,000 gallons of Brandy Each year. His brandy was as Clear as Cristol. No Coulering whatever in it. He did not sell his brandy but put it up into 1,000 gallon Casks untill it was 5 or 6 years old & had aged. Then He said this Generation should for once have the privilege of buying a pure article. It took 5 gallons of wine to make 1 gallon of Brandy. He paid $20 a ton for the Mission Grape & $30 for the grapes He had imported. We went all through his grounds & dined with him & when I left him He shook me by the hand & said God Bless you.... (2)

1 - Journal of Discourses, http://jod.mrm.org
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies

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