Dreams in LDS History, Feb 13, 1861

LDS History Chronology: Dreams

-- Feb 13, 1861
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...We adjurned till Candle light when a large assembly met again and the evening was spent in bearing testimony. 7 Persons spoke. The spirit of the Lord was with them & they bore a strong testimony. Among the Number was Isaac Laney who bore a strong testimony of the work of the Lord. He spoke of his being Shot at Hawns Mill with some 17 Ball Holes in his body many of them apparently the most deadly shots as History declares yet he was preserved. He had a dream the night before it took place as follows:

+ He dreamed that a shower of serpents was all around him in the air rattle snakes & that many of them bit him all over his body but he was told that if he would not fall down but keep running that they would not hurt him. After he was bit a man Came to him & said Brother Laney do not decieve yourself about living. No man ever bit as you are Can ever live. But he said I shall live & not die.

Brother Laney testified that when he was shot this dream was fulfilled. When. the Balls peareed his body through & through it did not hurt him more than the scrach of a pin allthough He bled at the mouth like an ox with his throat Cut yet he kept running untill he was out of the reach of the mob. A man Came to him & said Brother Laney do not decieve yourself about living. No man was Ever Shot as you are who ever lived. But He said I shall live & not die & he did live by the power of God & is now Harty & well & he said I had another Dream two years ago which will be fulfilled as Follows:

"I dreamed I was at Camp Floyd after the Armey of the US had Camped there & I saw a large frame building with all the Clapboards off & I saw a huge serpent stretched across the building about 100 feet long with his head to the East. He looked terrible viscious & dangerous. He soon rose in the air & flew towards the East. While in the air he appeared to be 500 feet long with 75 feet of rattles. Soon he fell all to peaces every Joint in his body separated from his head to his tail. The interpetation is the U.S. Government & Army will all break to peaces as they are now doing.... (1)

-- Mar 5, 1861
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... Abel Lincoln had arived in washington. A plan was laid to assinate him at Baltimore but he went through in disguise. The breach between North & South is growing wider every day.

I spent the day in the office. A. P. Rockwood Came into the office & told his dream abot building a log Cabin when all the logs were rotton & broke representing our Government. T Bullock wrote it down & the interpetation & put it on file. (1)

-- Mar 25, 1862
Brigham Young has four teeth extracted by his secretary who is a dentist as well. In the evening he tells friends that some years ago while "with the Prophet Joseph a Dentist endeavored to extract a tooth the pain being very severe he fainted and dreamt he was in hell and saw the Devils." (2)

-- May 6, 1862
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... I visited Brother A. O. Smoot. I found him vary sick. I laid hands upon him with Dr Jeter Clinton & prayed for him. His family was discouraged about him fearing He would die. On my return to the office I spoke to President B Young about him. He said He would be around again in few days. He saw him in a dream the night before & thought He would soon get well. (1)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
2 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com

Mormon Timeline: Dreams