History of the Word of Wisdom, Mar 2, 1846

-- Mar 2, 1846
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 2d Our spirits are better cheered this morning than they possibly could be with new wine. For the wind has not ownly continued through the night to blow us on our course 10 not an hour but this morning it seems settelled in the North East And we have A beautiful fair gale that fills evry sail & wafts us on our Course towards New York 11 or 12 not an hour.... (1)

-- Mar 8, 1846
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 8th Sunday I Attended Meeting at the American Hall corner of Grand & Broadway. I Preached in the morning communed in the Afternoon took Dinner with Br I F. Carter & tea with Br Davis 142 Spring st. I Preached in the evening. Br & Sister Carter was Present. I saw Mrs Sloan. She sends her respets to Phebe. I spent the night with Br Carter. Distance 6 mile. (1)

-- Mar 10, 1846. Tuesday.
[William Clayton Journal] ...A beer keeper next sent word that he did not want us to slight him and we went and played him a tune and then took some of his cake and beer... (2)

-- Mar 31, 1846
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...After going through the town we took tea with Br Hollister. We then returned to the tavern whare we spent the night. I called upon one Brother And his family the ownly Saints residing in the city. They were baptized by Elder O. Pratt in Washingtom The whole distance of the day 110 miles. (1)

-- Apr. 29, 1846
[Temple] In the afternoon met in the attick story of the temple with the members[,] who formed a prayer circle in [Room] No. 1 and apart in [Room] No. 2 with our wives and had a feast of cakes, pies, wine & where we enjoyed ourselves with prayer, preaching, administration for healing, blessing children, and music and dancing untill near midnight. [Samuel W. Richards journal, Apr. 29, 1846] (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 - Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/mo-temple

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