140 years ago today - Aug 25, 1873

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] The Team that John Taylor rode after got frightened ran Broke the Tongue. Brother Taylor was flung out but did not Hurt him.

The Team that Thomas Taylor & myself was riding after was troting vary fast around a short turn & a sideling peace of Ground & I was on the off side & the fore wheel struck a rock which Stoped the waggon & it flung me near 10 feet clear of the waggon & I struck upon my hands & knees but it happened to be in a soft Bed of sand & did not hurt me & it was almost the ownly soft spot I had seen all day by the road side as most of the way it was rocks & Stubs. I was almost mirracleously preserved from being Hurt. 24 M.

[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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