165 years ago today - Apr 25, 1858

[Wilford Woodruff]

Sunday I attended the meeting at the Tabernacle. Mr A Cumings? and Col Kane attended the meeting. Gov Cummings addressed the people. Professed to be our friend. Wished if any felt oppressed or wanted his proteotion to manifest it by vote and to write to him under sealed note. A vote was taken and 3 hands raised out of 3,000. Mr Cummings was answered in a masterly manner By Br Gilbert Clements. John Taylor followed but being vary hard and personal to Mr Cumings was Stoped by President Young, who also introduced Mr Cumings to the Congregation at the Commencement.

I attended the prayer meeting in the evening. President Young said the family Altar was the same as an Altar in the prayer Circle. It is for parents and Children to Join hands over the Altar and pray. President Young said we have a report from the brethren who went into the desert and they have found a desert as we have been looking for. He said I told Hiram to make some thin boxes and put my windows in. Mark them so we may know whare they go for I should not think [it] strange if we used them in the same place. If the devil had all power I should not have any hope but would say Mr Devil go at it now and us up as soon as you please But I know Jesus Christ has more power than the Devil. I have rebuked the devil many times and he has obeyed me and many Elders in this when we have spoken in the name of the Lord.

[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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