185 years ago today - Aug 1, 1834

[Orson Pratt Journal]
The high council gave their sanction for me to travel eastward towards Kirtland, preaching by the way. I accordingly united in the ministry with my brother, Wm. [William] D. Pratt, and in a few days left, traveling on the north side of the Missouri River. Overexertion in traveling brought on the fever and ague, which continued to afflict me at intervals for months. Sometimes I lay down upon the wet prairies, many miles from any house, being unable to travel. ... At Terre Haute I preached a few times, and baptized George W. Harris and his wife [Lucinda Morgan Harris, widow of Masonic marter William Morgan (1826), probably became a wife of Joseph Smith (1838)]


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