History of the Word of Wisdom, Jul 29, 1845, Tuesday

-- Jul 29, 1845, Tuesday
[William Clayton Writings] On 29 July 1845, ... after a hard day at the office, he went to the home of John Kay where, he said, ``we played till near 1 o clock chiefly with the violin. There was a first rate supper provided with plenty of wine and good things.'' (1)

-- Aug 6, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 6th I recieved a letter from S.M.S. & wrote one to Wm. Walker & one to Sister Beer 2 L. 4 m. (2)

-- Aug 9th 1845
[High Council Minutes]

The High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints met in council this day in the dwelling of Elder George A. Smith's

Opened by prayer from Pres't John Smith

Counsellors Present.

Samuel Bent James Allred

David Fulmer Alpheus Cutler

Thomas Grover George W. Harris

Newel Knight Aaron Johnson

Ezra T. Benson William Huntington

Presidents John Smith and Charles C. Rich presiding with Prest. Bent.

Wm Pomroy was cut off from the Church by a unanimous Vote of the Council for drunkeness, profanity and for cursing the President of the Church; on the testimony of Counsellor Huntington, and Pres't John Smith.

Voted unanimously that Selah Lane be cut off from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for unchristian like conduct, and publication of the same be given in the "Times And Seasons" and Neighbor. Unanimously Voted that Elder Freeman Nickerson, fill the seat of Counsellor Sherwood during his absence on a mission. Also Voted that the Clerk give notice to Brother Alanson Ripley to appear before the Council in two weeks from to day at two o'clock P.M.

Voted to adjourn to the present place of meeting, untill Saturday two weeks from to day at two o'clock afternoon. Closing prayer by Prest Bent.

APPROVED C.C. Pendelton Clk (3)

-- Aug 10, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 10th Sunday I met with the Saints in the Afternoon & preached in the evening. I took tea with Br McGuffee. Sister Mary Holebrook is on a visit at our house for a few days attending meeting with us to [ ]. 6 m. (2)

-- Aug 25, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 25th In company with Elders Holmes, Ure, Roger & Travis we walked through the city. Went through the simetry. From there to the Cholery Monument erected in memory of the many hundreds of townsmen who wer suddenly Cut down with the Cholery & buried in deep pitts. They were treated in the following manner: When any were taken unwell they were Carried in a basket to the poor House. The docters stood ready gave brandy & laudlure & when they got stupifyed & still was generally supposed to be dead was immediately put into a box & buried. Some come to while going to the grave & were liberated from their coffins & are living yet. Probably many were buried alive. 10 m.

In the evening Elder Holmes preached upon the reign of Christ. I followed him. We both had a good time. (2)

1 - Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois. http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/clayton-diaries
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies

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