175 years ago today - Aug 7, 1847

[Wilford Woodruff]

In the afternoon the Twelve went onto the Temple Block & picked out there inheritances. President Young took a block east of the temple & runing S.E. to settle his friends around him. Br H. C. Kimball took A Block North of the Temple. Will settle his friends on the north. O. Pratt south of the Temple Joining the temple Block & runs south. W. Woodruff took A Block Cornering on the Temple lot at the S. west Corner Joining O Pratts Block & will settle his friends on the south. A Lyman took A Block 40 rods Below & west of W. Woodruff Block & runs S West of the Temple to settle his friends. G. A. Smith took A Block Joining the Temple on the west & runs due west. It was supposed Br Richards would take his inheritance on the east near Br Young. None others of the Twelve were present in the Camp. Br Benson had gone back to meet the camp & 3 of the quorum was in winter quarters.

During the evening in company with the Twelve I went to one of the pure streams of Cold water that runs through the City & H C Kimball baptized 55 members of the Camp for the remission of their sins who were Confirmed under the Hands of President[ts?] Young O Pratt, W Woodruff, A Lyman, & G. A. Smith. B Young was mouth in confirming the greatest number of them.

[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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