185 years ago today - Jul 23, 1835

[Wilford Woodruff]
Rode in company for the last time with Elder Warren Parrish to the mouth of Sandy. ... The time had now arived however painful it might be for me [to] take the parting hand with Br PARRISH. I Know not that we shall ever meet again untill we meet in Eternity. May the blessings of God crown his days & prepare him for the Celestial Kingdom. O worthy Brother farewell but not forever.

I am now left alone without human aid to asist me in preaching the gospel. My circuit is about 100 miles in extent besides the care of all the Churches within the limits of the same. Who is weack & I not weack? Who is offended & I burn not? O may the LORD give me strength as my day & many souls as seals of my ministry. O GOD prepare me for the battle.

[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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