165 years ago today - Dec 6, 1857

[Wilford Woodruff]
Brother Wells said that Brother Maxfield had the Command of a small scouting party. They took a horse from the Enemy & was fired at by the Enemy, but no one hurt. They went back to their encampment. Brother Maxfield had an impression that their was Danger in their path and ought to leave their Camp. He told his Brethren so but some of them did not think so & all went to Bed. But these feelings increasing upon Brother Maxfield He arose from his bed & told his Brethren He was agoing to leave that place immediately & they all gathered up their Horses and went several Miles Back & Camped for the night & soon the Encampment which they had Just left was surrounded by a Hundred men & had it not been for their warning they would probably have been all taken prisioners.

President Young said Concerning the Enemy I know they will begin to waste away before spring and I think they will get orders to return back. If they attempt to come in Col Johnson will ride the best Horse He Can get & will say to Col Allexander & Cook & the other Officers now you go ahead. Now you had better all get killed than to loose your next president thinking that He would stand a Chance to be President.

... D Spencer spoke ... A woman would try to gain the Effections of her husband but would pull down some member of her family.

[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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