175 years ago today - Jan 18, 1847

[Wilford Woodruff]

The Thermometer stood this day 16 1/2 degrees below 0 zero. I think as cold weather As I ever experienced. But As Cold weather As it was In Company with several others I dug earth out of the bank And coverd the roof of my house up.

This was An important day in the History of this Church in one respect. President Brigham Young met with his Company or family organization or those who had been adopted unto him or were to be, & organized than into A company out of which may grow a people that may yet be Called the tribe of Brigham. His teaching to his company was much unto edifycation.

I Cannot now write but few of the words which He spake. He said no man should come into his company to work iniquity. They should break of from all there sins. And they did enter into a covenant with uplifted Hands to Heaven with President Young And each other to walk in all the ordinances & Commandments of the Lord Our God. President Young said that He new that any man who would put his money to usury in the cause of God would recieve an hundred fold. And many things of Interest was spoken. President Young company numbered about 300 men.

[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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