History of the Word of Wisdom, Sep 18, 1868

-- Sep 18, 1868
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Presidet Young spoke 35 minuts & said He read from the Book of Life keep the word of wisdom, Lay up the grain, Stop traiding with the Gentiles or I will Cut you off from the Church for it is time. Let Every one stop drinking Coffee, tea, whiskey, Tobaco for this is the word of God unto you & you will be Cut off if you do not. I spent the nightwith Brother Douglass. 18 mil. (1)

-- During 1868
(Sam Brannan) Severely wounded during a violent property dispute at Calistoga, he suffered permanent partial paralysis of his left side. Two years later, Brannan's enchantment with dancer Lola Montez, Lillie Hitchcock Coit, and others resulted in divorce, which forced Brannan to liquidate his holdings. Increased drinking eventually precipitated total collapse of his financial empire. (2)

-- Jan 19, 1869
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Jan 19, 1869 + I Called at Brother Mussers at 10 oclok & met with Doctors Bernhisel & Anderson & others also Elder Orson Hyde who had met to have his toe next to the great toe taken off on his right foot. He took some Brandy & Cloriform. His toe was taken off at the 2d Joint. I then went to the Legislature & spent the forenoon. (1)

-- Apr 6, 1869
[Sermon] George A. Smith: Contributions for Emigrating the Saints - Word of Wisdom, JD 13:20 - 21 (3)

-- Apr 7, 1869
[Sermon] Brigham Young: Responsibility for Teachings - The Word of Wisdom - Cooperation, Etc., JD 13:1 - 4 (3)

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

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