185 years ago today - Sep 3, 1837

[Wilford Woodruff]
... I opened a door for baptism and two offered themselves as candidates, which was Capt Justus Eames & his wife. We immediately walked to the sea shore and Elder Jonathan H. Hale lead them down into the sea & baptized them. These were the first Elder Hale ever baptized, & the first baptized upon the Islands of the sea (to my knowledge) in these last days by an Elder of Israel.

[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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