185 years ago today - Jul 9, 1837

[Wilford Woodruff]

9th Sunday Walked to Uncle Ozem Woodruff & found him at home. I was truly rejoiced to once more take this dear friend by the hand. Oft hath this friend led me by the hand in my youth. Oft hath uncle Ozem taught me the gifts & graces of the Church of Christ. <I saw him in the celestial kingdom in a vision.> O God have mercy upon him & enable him to stand in the new and everlasting covenant.

I also visited Alson Thompson, & other friends. I preach at the lovly streat Schoolhouse to a full Congregation of relatives & friends that gave strict attention & treated me with kindness. The Spirit of God rested upon us. I spent the night at uncle Alson Thompson's. Distance of the day 4 miles.

Uncle Ozem Woodruff & his wife receieved the word into good and honest hearts. They believed the word & bid me God speed.

[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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