165 years ago today - Jun 28, 1857

[Wilford Woodruff]
G. A. Smith said I want to be baptized with the rest of you. The rest of the brethren wished the same. Presidet Young Chatechized G. A. Smith J M. Bernhisel C. C. Rich & A. Lyman. All passed well.

Presidet Young spoke of Strang & his death. J M. Bernhisel spoke of his death & thought that George Miller was Dead. G. A. Smith said that He was informed that Miller had gathered the following of Strang about 60 in numbers. Presidet Young said they did m[..]e a business of stealing but let men Come here & they would see that we have shown the works of industry.

Phelps said that the man who w[as?] [at] Clay County Court House who said He would kill Jo Smith & if the Turkey Buzzards did not eat out his eyes they should cut out his own, Phelps stood within a few feet of him wh[ile?] going home the boat sunk. He was drowned. Floated upon some flood wood. The Buzzards eat out his eyes & his flesh. Phelps saw his body after this was done & a man said He had fulfilled his own Prophesy.

... Presidet Young Askes Wm. W Phelps if Asstrology is true. Phelps says I dont know. BY. Brother Woodruff write that down. This is the first thing that I ever heard off but what Brother Phelps knew. He says he dont know any thing about Asstrology. But I believe it is true. So is Mesmerism or there is true principles in it.

[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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