130 years ago today - Jan 27, 1883

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] There was an incident took place to day I Consider worthy of record. As the Meeting house was not large Enough to hold all the people some 15 deacons gave up their seats to others, and they went and got axes & surrounded President George Teasdales wood pile of several Cords, & Cut it all up into Stove wood. They then went and done the Same by some half a dozen widows in the place. Also Cut up the wood pile of one of the Deacons who had met with an accident so he Could not Cut his wood and they Continued through the day in that Employment and if other Deacons who are young men would follow their Example it would help many of the Needy. When Br Teasdale arived home to his surprise He found all his wood pile missing, but was much pleased to find it all Cut up and nicely piled up in his wood shead. God bless such Deacons.

[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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