165 years ago today - Dec 7, 1856

[Wilford Woodruff]
Elder Orson Hyde calls for 100 more men. Thinks there will be a prospect of a fight with the Calafornians. President Young said He wished all the men were at home & that Elder Hyde was at home in his Store & that He would not take any Mission while he lived for He had lost the spirit of his office & was of no account. It made the President feel sorrowful to see the Twelve & others not feel the Spirit of their office.

At the Close of the meeting I went home & with my family went to the 14 ward meeting in the Music Hall. I was much pressed in spirit. After listening to the speeches of Brothers Hunt, Candland, & Pack I was requested to speak. I arose upon my Feet though heavily pressed in spirit. Yet the spirit of God was in my tabernacle like fire shut up in my bones and I spoke to the people about 3/4 of an hour and I scearsly knew whether I was in the body or out of [it]. Neither can I remember but little what I said. ...

[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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