160 years ago today - Mar 4, 1860

While speaking of the Malays President Young said that He was of the opinion that the Malays were of the seed of Abraham. ... They have a cerimony to marry for Eternity. This principle shows that they obtained their traditions from Ancient Israel for the gentiles did not practice it & it has been handed down among them through many Generations untill the present time. ...

We see a great varity & grade of intelligence. I see right here in the midst of this people some who do not know their right hand from there left. ... They will also increas but they will be so far behind they will never Catch up, and they will never be any thing but servants. ...

President Young said I Corrected O Pratt to day. I did not say to him that God would increase to all Eternity. But I said the moment that we say that God knows all things Comprehends all things and has a fulness of all that He ever will obtain that moment eternity ceases. You put bounds to Eternity space & matter and you make an End and stoping place to it. ...

I have laid hands upon people when I knew they would be healed. At other times I have laid hands upon people when I did not feel that way & still they were healed. I once laid hands upon a sister Lake when she said she had No faith. I told her I did not Care whether she had or not for I had and I knew she would be healed. I laid hands upon her & she was immediately healed. I dont know how it is or how faith Comes ownly as the gift of God. I know No other way to get it.

John Taylor said Joseph told him once to go & lay hands upon a person who was possessed of a Devil & cast him out and leave the house & dont speak to any person. I did so & left the house without saying a word & the devil left her.

The Conversation turned upon Josephs Children. Brother Taylor said it was a pity that Emma had such an influence over them. B Young said Bless your heart the Lord watches over them & will take care of them.

[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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