160 years ago today - Aug 22, 1863

[Wilford Woodruff]

We held a Conference with the People of Cash valley. Met in a large Bowery. W Woodruff spoke in the morning /and fore told the Building of the temple in Logan By prophesy/ followed by President Young /who said Br Woodruff spoke By Revelation"

[Remarks by Woodruff]

When these Boys & girls meet to gether thirty years hence in 1898 & Convers to gether upon the scenes of this visit, what will be their Conversation? It will be sumthing like the following: O what a great Change has taken place since the Prophet Brigham Young & the Apostles visited us in Logan in 1868. Then it was a New Country with but few inhabitants not more than ten thousand People in all Cash valley. Then we had No Tabernacle or Temple in this valley. Now we have a great Tabernacle & a great Temple built on the high Bench of Logan & we Can be drawn on the top of its Towers by machinery whare we Can view the glory of this valley filled with Cities & magnificet Palaces & Towers occupied by one Million of the Saints of God who Can Come up to the Temple on Logan Bench & get their Endowments & Blessings in their turn. ... Then we had no shade trees in our streets. Now our streets are adorned with the mulbury tree from which we make our silk which now adorns our Bodies & the Bodies of our Children.

Then the Apostle E T Benson & Bishop Maughn Presided over us. Since then they have gone with Presidet Young others to Jackson Co Mo to Build the great Temple & the New Jerrusalem.

... Then [in 1868] the Nation felt Strong & Powerful. Since then it has been broken to peaces. That visit was before the destruction of the City of New York By the Sea Heaving itself beyong its bounds & washing the inhabitants into the Sea & they were drowned. It was Before Albany was utterly Destroyed by fire. It was before Boston was sunk with an Earthquake. It was before Chicago was struck with lightning & burned with fire & Brimstone for their Abominations. It was before the many Millions of the People of the United States & other Nations of the Earth were destroyed with their Cities By the Great Judgments of God Because of their great sins & wickedness in the sight of Heaven & Earth.

This was Before the United States became so weakened & Broaken to peaces that they Called upon Brigham Young to take the Presidency of the United States to save the Constitution & the remnant of the Nation from utter destruction. If this will not be the Conversation of those little Children who were in the procession with their Banners to welcome the prophet & Apostles on their Enterance into this City, thirty years from this it will be sumthing like it.

At the Close of the meeting Presidet Young said my remarks were given By Revelation.

[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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