Wilford Woodruff begins recording early Latter-day Saint history in his diary for the first time upon his conversion. In these diaries, he recorded the daily events of the Church for some sixty-five years. He writes:
"I thought it was what I had long been looking for. I could not feel it my duty to leeve the house without bearing witness to the truth before the people. I opened my eyes to see, my ears to hear, my heart to understand, and my doors to entertain him who had administered to us. Brother Pulsipher continued labouring with us for several days and on the 31th of December I with my Brother—Azmon Woodruff with two yong females which had been healed by the laying on of hands went forward in baptism."