History of the Word of Wisdom, Jun 25, 1845

-- Jun 25, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] June 25 I attended a tea meeting with the Saints in London & had a good time. I deliverd my farewell address to them.

After walking to the burough with Br Davis & some of the Saints I returned with him & spent the night at Br Joiners. Distance of the day 12 miles. (1)

-- Jun 29, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... I dined & took tea with Br Price & Breakfast with Br Mannan. 6 miles. (1)

-- Jun 30, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 30th I wrote 2 letters one to Elder Davis & one to Elder Hedlock. I attended a tea meeting with the Saints at their hall. Over 200 sat down. Some catholics & others were present. We had a good Cheerful time. I address the meeting in the evening. 4 m. (1)

-- Jul 3, 1845. Thursday.
[William Clayton Journal] At 4 met at Dr. Richards with President Young, H. C. Kimball, W. Richards, J. Taylor, A. Lyman, G. A. Smith, O. Pratt, N. K. Whitney, G. Miller, L. Richards and J. Young. We offered up our prayers for variety of subjects. I read a letter which I wrote for President Young to Brother Woodruff in England, which was accepted. It was decided to employ Brother [Isaac] Morley to make 100 barrels of wine for sacrament. Also to purchase a raft of Lumber laying at the w[h]arf of 150,000. (2)

-- Jul 24, 1845
[Anointed Quorum] Thursday, "the Holly order" met at 4 p.m. at Willard Richards's "office" , and "the Quorum agreed to take no more snuff & tobacco for 6 weeks" . (3)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
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
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45, http://amzn.to/origins-power

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