History of the Word of Wisdom, Feb 5, 1840

-- Feb 5, 1840
While on a mission in England, William Clayton writes in his diary, "Sister Perkins gave me a tea cup full of red wine;" (1)

-- Feb 5, 1840. Wednesday.
[William Clayton Journal] Went to Brother B. [] Sister Perkins gave me a tea cup full of Red Wine. C. at M[ary] Miller. (2)

-- Feb 15, 1840. Saturday.
[William Clayton Journal] Took supper and staid till 10 1/2. Susan very sick. Rebecca fetched a pint of Porter into the street. Read a letter today from Brother Woodruff. Wrote on Tuesday. Have heard today that there has been 14 baptised at Manchester since last Sabbath and 4 at Stockport. E. Miller gave me a half crown. (2)

-- Feb 16, 1840. Sunday.
[William Clayton Journal] I spoke about 1 hour to the church. Confirmed 13 blessed 1 child, anointed 3 and prayed with 6. Tarried in the room and R[ebecca] Partington fetched some cocoa. She is a loving soul. Preached at night about 1-10 on the gifts of the spirit. Several given us their names to be baptized on Tuesday night. Had considerable talk with C. Beates after meeting. Had 14 oranges and about a dozen sweet cakes given to me. Sister Bewsher gave me a pint of Porter. (2)

-- Feb 19, 1840. Wednesday.
[William Clayton Journal] Sister Poole has been and says Susan is jealous of Thomas [Miller]. He wants her out of the way. If she was to die he would be married again in 3 months &c. Thomas wanted to know who he would be married to &c. She would not tell him. He says he will not go to his work untill she does tell him and she says she will not. Thomas is very much troubled &c. Thomas has practiced kissing all in the house before he goes to bed &c. Went to Bewshers to dinner. She gave me a pint of Porter. (2)

1 - Advent Adam website (defunct) - based on http://amzn.to/originsofpower
2 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton

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