175 years ago today - Nov 16, 1837

[Wilford Woodruff Journal] 16th I went on board the vessel and fell upon my Knees & prayed for God to have mercy upon the People & cause the Book of Mormon to prove a Blessing to the Island. We left Esq Turner's wharf on board the vessel at 12 oclock at noon. We were becalmed on the way, and if St. Paul rowed hard to make the land in a tempest So did we row hard to make the land in a calm. We were eight hours in travling 12 miles and after rowing three hours we reached Capt Coombs at 8 oclock PM. Distance 12 miles.

[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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