165 years ago today - Jun 22, 1858

[Wilford Woodruff]
Brother Enoch Beese arived in Provo this morning with several others direct from the States. ...

The people in the states are now for Stoping the [Utah] war. The Current is strong against [the] President of the United States [Buchanan]. Evry thing which he touches is a Curse to him. Our prayers have been answered in his behalf. He is devided in all his Councils and troubled by night & day and all good sense & Judgment is taking away from him. The times are worse in the United States than have been known for many years. ...

The Brethren called at kirtland. Martin Harris had reorganized the Church in this place with 6 members. Appointed Wm. Smith their Leader Prophet Seer & Revelator. In few days Harris drove Wm. Smith out of the place & damned him to Hell.

[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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