155 years ago today - Jan 1, 1866

[Wilford Woodruff]
Brother Kimball blessed us & prophesied upon our heads. He told Br Orson Hyde that He should overcome all things & come out with a clean sheet in the End without spot or Blemish, & should be Crowned in Glory in the presence of God & his Brethren as Joseph saw him 30 years ago. And I pronounce the Same Blessing upon all the Quorum of the Twelve & any man who attempts to ride you will be rode himself & any man who opposes you will fall & I say to you Brother Franklin that you shall Come off Clear in the End. You have passed through trials as well as the rests of us. And I will say Concerning Sehyler Colfax who is trying to go into the Presidential Chair on the down fall of the Latter day Saints I will say in the name of the Lord that He shall go under as Douglass did & the Curs of God shall rest upon our Enemies who seek our destruction.

He blessed us all & prophesid much good upon Israel & Evil upon her Enemies.

...I spent the Evening at the Historians Office writing the procedings of the day & listening to G. A. Smith giving his views of the dividing the Earth in the days of Peleg & the kind of Barges the Jaredites made to Cross the ocian in to the Land of America & many items of the History of the Jaredites Nephites & Lamanites.

[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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