-- 21 February 1857
[Wife of Lorenzo Snow] Death of wife Caroline Horton (1)
-- Mar 1, 1857
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... In the after noon Lorenzo Snow spoke followed by D. H. Wells & H. C. Kimball. The spirit & power of God rested upon the people & the speakers through the day. I attended the prayer meeting in the evening at the Close of which Lorenzo Snow went home with me. Took some supper. We then went to the 14 ward meeting. Vancott spoke followed by Lorenzo Snow who spoke upon Family Government followed by myself. I bore testimony to the truth of what he said. (2)
[Sermon] Lorenzo Snow: Union of the Saints - The World is Trained to Be Selfish - We Are Dependent Upon Christ and Each Other - Individual Exertion Necessary to Accomplish the Purposes of God, JD 4:238 - 247 (3)
-- Apr 9, 1857
[Sermon] Lorenzo Snow: Filial Duty - Consecration, Etc., JD 5:63 - 66 (3)
-- 1857, May 13
Elder Parley P. Pratt murdered near Van Buren, AK. (4)
-- Jun 2, 1857
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] .... The subject Came up of some persons leaving Provo who had Apostitized. Some thought that Bishop Blackburn & President Snow was to blame. Brother Joseph Young presented the thing to presidet Young. But When the Circumstances were told Presidet Brigham Young sustained the Brethren who presided at Provo. He said they had done [ ].
The subjects of Eunuchs came up & Joseph said that He would rather die than to be made a Eunuch. Brigham Said the day would Come when thousands would be made Eunochs in order for them to be saved in the kingdom of God.
The subject of women & Adulterry Came up. Joseph Asked if a woman & man who were married Could Commit Adultery. Brigham said that Joseph said they Could not yet He was satisfied they Could do wrong.
President Young said we Cannot Clens the Platter because the people will not bear it. Joseph. I am willing to have the people Clens the platter if they Can do it in righteousness & Judge righteous Judgment. Brigham. This people never was half as well prepared to execute righteousness as Now. I will tell you that when a man is trying to do right & do[es] some thing that is not exactly in order I feel to sustain him & we all should. I wish there was some people on Earth who Could tell us Just how much Sin we must sustain before we Can chastize the people & correct their errors. The wicked may go to the states & call for troops. I dont think the people will get rich. To come after us they have got a long road to travel. We have either got to Join hands with sin & sinners or we have got to fight them.
The subject of Adultery again Came up. Joseph said a man Cannot Commit Adultery with his wife. So says the revelation on the Patriar[chal?] Marriage. Yet a man Can do rong in having Connexion with his wife at times. Joseph Young said the Ancient Apostle said this. A man should not put away his wife save for the Cause of fornication. If He did they would both Commit Adultery.
Brigham Young Said Joseph taught that when a womans affections was entirly weaned from her husband that was Adultery in spirit. Her Affections were Adulterated from his. He also said that there was No law in Heaven or on Earth that would Compel a woman to stay with a man either in time or Eternity. This I think is true (but I do not know) that if a man that is a High priest takes a woman & she leaves him & goes to one of a lesser office say the Lesser priesthood or member I think in the resurrection that that High Priest Can Claim her. "Joseph. What if she should not want to go with him? I should not want a woman under those Circumstances.
Brigham. I will tell you what you will find. That all those evil traditions & affections or passions that Haunt the mind in this life will all be done away in the resurrection. You will find then that any man who gets a glory & exaltation will be so beautiful that any woman will be willing to have him if it was right & wharever it is right for the woman to go there she will be willing to go for all those evils will vanish to which we are subject in this life.
I have told the people the truth Just as it is but others will at times get up & tell the people that they will get no heaven ownly what they make in this life and that it will be in the next world as it is in this. Now they do not mean what they say. They do not explain themselves. Hence the people will not understand what is said to them.
Joseph said I wish I knew what my limits were Brigham Your limits are endless & you have not got half way to the [end?] of it yet. Now when I was an Elder I was as willing to Correct an Error in the Brethren as I am now. But the people do not see it so. Now if you should be with the 12 or any body you would have a right to correct an Error as well as with a member but you could not Correct them by cutting them off from the Church because they are over you in the priesthood. Many other remarks were made at the time. (2)
1 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Snow#Wives_and_children
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - Journal of Discourses, http://jod.mrm.org
4 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History, http://amzn.to/eG0DIp
LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow
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