Elder Orson Pratt had been sick & nigh unto death with the Pleurisy in the left side. I went with the Twelve to visit him on the 2d instant & laid hands upon him. On the 3d Friday several of the Twelve laid hands upon him. I visited him in the Evening & laid hands upon him & told him in the name of the Lord that He Should live & not die & that He Should be healed for He had not done his work in the flesh. He began to amend & told me he thought He Should be able to attend Conference. I was quite surprised to see him Come into the Tabernacle this morning & take a seat with us.
[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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