160 years ago today - 1862 January 1

[Wilford Woodruff]

1860 & 61 have been two vary important years in the History of the united States but 1862 will be more so. The war will be more severe. The people will be more inspired to shed Blood....

The Lord will visit the people with other Judgments besides war, great Calamities await the wicked this year. There will be wars in foreign lands and a great want of Bread in the Earth. Ther will be pestilence, tempests, Floods Earth quakes and whirl winds and Hail stormes which will destroy many of the lives of men and the Crops of the Earth.

And the Lord will Continue to weaken this Nation untill they are broaken to peaces and Cast down to rise no more forever. ...

The foundation of the Temple has been uncovered and it is the intention to Commence building it this season. ...

D. B. Huntington Called into the office and gave us the following report: He said that when the Govornor got up to Ephraim Hanks wh[are?] Wood Reynolds had Changed the Horses to go on as the Govornor John W. Dawson Came to get in Wood Reynolds knocked Him down. He ran into the House. Reynolds followed him in & there beat him almost to death and drove off & left him in his gore. He done this because of his insult to Mrs William also insulting the women at Emphraim Hanks.

[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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