180 years ago today - Mar 27, 1840

[Wilford Woodruff]

... if their had been water convenient their would have been 20 Baptized. But as it was a great distance to the water most concluded to omit it untill another day.

Some however would not take no for an answer, & they followed me untill 2 oclock at night in search of water & we finally found a stream & Baptized 5 persons in a place whare we had to let them down 8 feet perpendicular by the Bank before we reached the water, & 3 of this number were Preachers, & one an aged woman who had followed us the whole time leaning upon her Staves.

... I Baptized 7 during the day 4 of which were preachers. Two females had a fit in the evening. I lade hands upon them & they soon recovered. ...

[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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