175 years ago today - Dec 3, 1837

[Heber C. Kimball] I got up and bore testamony to the congration and shock [shook] my garments before them and told them that my garments ware clean of blo[o]d. Thare was menny preas that ware thare at that time but had Rejected our testamony and cold [called] us evry thing but good and shoock thare fist at us and sisced [hissed] at us and gnashed thare theth at us and thretned us evry way that they could. The nex[t] day we felt by the Spirrite of the Lord that we would gow and wash our feet against them and that we would not have now [any] more to dow with [them] for we was clean of thare blod and that we would have now [no] more to dow [do] with them hare after; then we went and washed our feet and hands and shuck our garments against them and bore testamony to our Father who art in heaven.

[Source: Kimball, Stanley B. ed, On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball]


  1. Note of clarification: preas [priest]. Also these events occurred sometime after Dec.5 (not Dec.3) in England.

  2. Note 2. these events occurred over a period of 3 weeks (Dec.5-26) in Preston, England.

  3. Note 3. This book is online at the link shown below thanks to the very nice folks at Signature Books:



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