This is my birth day. I am this day 74 years of Age And I wish to bear my Testimony to all persons whomsoever may read this Journal that the God of Israel has sustained me and watched over me by his power or agency from the hour of my birth up to the present hour. I have spent my birthdays in this Temple of 1870, 71, 72, & 74. I spent my 73d birth day in Sunset Arizona.
This is one of the most glorious days of my life. This morning we had appeared at the Temple 239 for Endowments the greatest Number we Ever gave Endowments at any one day in this Temple since it was dedicated /Except one/ and 77 Male Members got Endowments for my Dead and 23 femals. Total 110 Endowments for my dead. Praise the Lord O my soul for this Blessing. What rejoicing in the spirit world. I sealed 1 Couple & adopted 1. We had a glorious day. The spirit of God was with us. I spent the Evening at an Entertainment in the City Hall.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]