History of the Word of Wisdom, Nov 5, 1881

-- Nov 5, 1881
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 5 We drove to Duncan Creek & took dinner with Thomas Woolsey who was in the Pioneer Camp. He told me to make tea of Cedar Bows for Billious Colic and it would Cure me.... (1)

-- Dec. 4th 1881
[Abraham H. Cannon Journal] In Leipsig: "In the evening I took a cup of coffee and read the papers." (2)

-- Monday, Dec 26, 1881
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Today was observed as a general holladay.

I took my family out riding and we all ate dinner at Sarah's. Today is notorious as being the day on which more drunkenness occurred than at any time since this city has been inhabited. I went to the theatre in the evening. (3)

-- Jan 15, 1882
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Jan 15, 1882 Sunday A Cold morning. I took Cars at 7 oclok with J F Smith & Junius F Wells & rode to Ogden to attend the quarterly Conference of the young Mens Mutual improvement Association. Met at 10 oclok. We also met Moses Thatcher there. The forenoon was mostly spent in carrying out a published program. Several young men spoke upon History of the Church, fruits of the gospel, Evils of intemperance. Moses Thatcher spoke 40 Minuts in a vary interesting manner. (1)

-- Friday, Jan 20, 1882
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

2 p.m. the Legislature was in session and they passed a liquor law affecting the charter of S.L. City. (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 - Abraham H. Cannon Journal Excerpts, http://www.amazon.com/Apostles-Record-Journals-Abraham-1889-1896/dp/B000MFD1K4
3 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith

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