History of the Word of Wisdom, Aug 12, 1848

-- Aug 12, 1848
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 12th We took the rail road for Boston. Were 11 hours on the way. Distance 200 miles.

We put up for the night at the Western Echange Hotel. After tea I took A walk over Cambridge bridge to Cambridge port & found Br Alexander Badlam Manufacturer of Coach Piano Forte And furniture copal Varnish Corner of Washington & Main Street Cambridgeport.... (1)

-- Aug 13, 1848
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... He is the Presiding Elder of that Branch of the church Miremichi N. Brunswick. He went home with me & took tea & spent the evening with me. I had A happy time with him. I found him to be a good spirited man. (1)

-- Oct 8, 1848
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... We took tea with Br Adams on 5 st above Brown A tobaconist. Br Appleby Preached in the evening from Gal ch 7, 8, 9 vers Though we or an Angel from Heaven &c. He spoke well & much to our edifycation.

I followed him. Bore testimony to the work Addressed the saints & dismissed the meeting. I had A good time all day And the best meeting that I have had in the eastern country on this mission. (1)

-- Nov 30, 1848
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 30th This is thanksgiving day in Mass. I dined upon A Baked goose And plum pudding with my family.

Br & sister Page took tea with me. Br & Sister Badlam Br & sister Bird & sister Luce spent the evening with us. I spoke upon the things of the Kingdom of God. I recieved A letter from Little & Hardy & wrote one to Br Haven.

I was At A large fire in Cambridgeport during the evening several Buildings Burned. (1)

-- 1849
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...It is here [America] whare Presidents Govornors Judges and rulers of the Land with thousands of the people have broaken the laws & constitution of the United States and the several States by turning mob And persecuting many of their own citizens who were the Saints of Goth Have deprived them of the rights of citizenship, burned their goods & dwellings, taken some of them prisioners held mock trials over them by a mob Jury who were their Jury by Day & guard by night who would pour whiskey down each others throats And then God Dam God, And Jesus Christ the Holy Ghost, And evry religious sect they could think of & close their songs with the words God Dam the God Dam Mormons. Then would imprision the saints in Chains And feed them on Human flesh And finally murdered many of the Saints with the Prophets whom God hath sent unto them to Call them to Repentance.... (1)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies

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