History of the Word of Wisdom, Oct 8, 1872

-- Oct 8, 1872
[Sermon] Brigham Young:, Jr Testimony - Search the Scriptures - Word of Wisdom, JD 15:191 - 197 (1)

-- Oct 9, 1872
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... Presidet Young spoke one hour upon the order of Enoch & the way the people should live should keep the law of God the word of wisdom set a good Example Employ No doctors ownly surgeons & have No lawyiers. (2)

-- Oct 30, 1872
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 30 I finished picking grapes to day. Made 15 gallons wine. (2)

-- During 1872
(Susa Young Gates) Married Saint George dentist Alma Dunford. Sixteen years old at the time, she was psychologically unprepared for the intimacies of married life. Her husband's drinking problem complicated their relationship. In 1877, while Dunford was serving a mission intended to rehabilitate him from alcoholism, Susa filed for divorce. He returned and raised their two children. Even on her deathbed more than fifty years later, she worried, "I hope I have not wronged Dr. Dunford." (3)

-- Sep 14, 1873
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... I was introduced to Mr Cooper & Lady who warmly invited me to take tea with him on the Morrow. He kindly offered me the Meeting House when we wished it. I returned to Almy & spent the night. 4 M. (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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