160 years ago today - Feb 14, 1861

[Wilford Woodruff]

14 We left Brother Snow & rode about 2 miles from Brigham City and met with some of the leaders of the welsh at the House of Brother Philips, who had been Cut off from the Church for apostacy & was drawing away some seventy five families from the faith more or less. Brother Philips was a Presiding Elder in wales & had great influence over that Body of people. After ariving in this Country He lost the spirit of the Lord found much fault with the authorities of the Church & for a long time had been in a Bad State of mind & was preparing to return to the States. They attended our meeting yesterday and got there minds stired up & wished to see us. We found six of the leaders of the welsh Saints Present.

Elder John Taylor ... exhorted them to go & be baptized for the remission of their sins & keep the Commandments of God. ...

We then went down to a pool of water & Elder Taylor Baptized seven persons 6 men & 1 woman....

[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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