165 years ago today - Dec 1, 1856

[Wilford Woodruff]
F. D. Richards & myself started down to see how President [Jedediah M.] Grant was. {President Jedediah Morgan Grant Died Dec 1st 1856; 20 minuts past 10 oclok PM. Aged 40 years 9 months & 7 days.} I met Dr. S. L. Sprague who informed me that He was dead. Had Just breathed his last. ...

He had a great vision while He was sick which he told to the brethren. He preached nearly all the time that He was sick & he related all that he saw in the spirit world.

Soon after I entered his house his wife Rosetta was seized with great trembling & nervous excitement & it seemed as though her frame would shake to peices. We lade hands upon her & rebuked the Devil which seemed to sieze her tabernacle & she became more calm.

[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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