History of the Word of Wisdom, Mar 3, 1850

-- Mar 3, 1850
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... We stoped an hour, took tea gave some Council, & returned to Portland. And it was exeeding Cold. I became quite Chilled.

I spent a portion of the evening with Ilus Ezra & Mr Shaw. I then went home with Mr Ezra Carter & spent the night. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Foss was residing with Brother Ezra Carter. 24 m. (1)

-- Jun 21, 1850
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...Remarks were made by W. Woodruff Concerning the order of the Camp regulations &c. Strongly opposed drunkenness Swareing, gambling, whiping oxen &c & was followed by Captain Petty who sustained the remarks made by W Woodruff.... (1)

-- Jul 4, 1850 (Thursday)
The general assembly of the State of Deseret held a joint session and passed an ordinance taxing the sale of liquor at the rate of 50 per cent. ad valorem. (2)

-- Jul 28, 1850
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 28 Sunday We stayed in camp. I had A severe Attack of Sickness. I was Administered to & took herb tea & was better at night. I did not set up any through the day. (1)

-- Aug 26, 1850
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 26th Elder Whipple took some of my loading to carry one sack of Coffee from Bess wagon 160 lbs 1 Box of paper from Watts waggon 200 lbs. We travled over 17 miles of the worst road on the Journey. Our oxen wearied out & darkness overtook us in the Hills. We camped on a branch or near the La Prele river. We find but little of any grass for cattle in this region & expect to find grass vary short on much of the journey. The first & 2d Division of our company was camped on this creek. They killed two Buffalo this evening. (1)

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

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