155 years ago today - Oct 26, 1868

[Wilford Woodruff]

In looking over my papers I found Presidet Heber C Kimball remarks at the funeral of his wife Vilate Kimball. ...

Heber C Kimball's Remarks

... She has been true to me always and never left Nor forsook me. I have taken 40 wives & many without her knowledge but she afterwards gave them to me in the Temple. She has passed through many trials but she has been always true to me. When Vilate was first taken sick the spirits took advantage of her. When I went to lay hands upon her I saw a Devil in the room meeting me & I saw it several times. I felt indignant by the spirit of God.

There is many fals spirits that are trying to destroy our Children and will destroy all they Can. We should strive to overcome them. She sympathized with me untill her last Breath. Br Brigham & I have stood By Joseph unto the End, & he will never forsake or forget us. No never. No more than God will forget his ownly Begotton Son. ...

The Following is a synopsis of remarks of Presidet Brigham Young at the Commencement of the Funeral of Vilate Kimball. He said when I buried my first wife I do not think there was a tear shed ...

I Expect Joseph Smith will be the first man resurrected. Then He will resurrect his family Just when he pleases & if we live so as to Come forth in the first Resurrection we shall rejoice to all Eternity.

[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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