History of the Word of Wisdom, Aug 19, 1846

-- Aug 19, 1846
Brigham Young writes to the members of the Mormon Batallion: "We have the opportunity of sending to Fort Leavenworth, this morning, by Dr. Reed, a package of twenty-five letters, which we improve, with this word of counsel to you all: If you are sick, live by faith, and let the surgeon's medicine alone if you want to live, using only such herbs and mild food as are at your disposal. If you give heed to this counsel, you will prosper; but if not, we cannot be responsible for the consequences. A hint to the wise is sufficient." (1)

-- Aug 28, 1846
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 28th Met in Council this morning with theOmaho's Chiefs & braves. We smoked the pipe ofpeace And then President Young spoke to them through there interpeter whose name was [ ] Informing them It was our desire to winter here And if they wished we would do some work for them make them a field & fix there guns &c. And many things were said which I Cannot now name. (2)

-- During August 1846
George Miller: Persuaded by Ponca Indian Chief Tea-Nuga-Numpa, traveled with pioneer company to mouth of Niobarra River August 1846, arriving 23 August. (3)

-- Oct 7, 1846
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 7th Crossed the ferry early in the morning And returned to the Camp of Israel quite weary. We commencd getting juice out of the grape. We got out about 20 gallons of juice for wine, And met in Council with the Twelve. ... (2)

-- Oct 8, 1846
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 8th I spent a part of the day making wine. ... (2)

1 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985, http://amzn.to/RevelationsofJosephSmith

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