185 years ago today - Jul 2, 1839

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal]

2d THIS was an interesting day. The First Presidency Joseph & his Council Came across the river to Montrose to spend the day with the Twelve to bless them & their families before they left for other Nations.

... After the blessings were bestowed Brother Hiram Smith arose & gave The Twelve Some interesting advice and Council Considering it best to say nothing but repentance to this generation or at least to preach the first principles of the gosepl as that was as much as this generation could endure ...


Ever keep in exercise the principles of mercy & be ready to forgive our brother on the first intimations of repentance ... let the Twelve be humble & not be exalted & beware of pride & not seek to excell one above another ...

Must the new ones that are chosen to fill the places of those that are fallen of the quorum of the Twelve, begin to exhalt themselves untill they get so high that they will tumble over & have a great fall & go wallowing through the mud, mire, & darkness Judas like to the buffating of Satan as several of the Twelve have done, or will they learn wisdom & be wise? (O God give them wisdom & keep them humble I pray.) ...

[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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