Discourse, 17 January 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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17[th] This was an interesting day a day that was appointed by general procklamation for humiliation fasting & Prayer & thanksgiving for the release & delivery we had received Meetings were appointed in each ward throughout the I met at President Joseph Smith’s & we had an interesting time Br Joseph spoke to some length on the kingdom of God & the Baptism of John, he said the Kingdom of God was set upon the earth in all ages from the days of Adam to the presant time whenever there was a man on earth who had authority to administer the ordinances of the gospel or a priest of God & unto such a man God did reveal his will concerning the Baptism of John it was the Baptism of repentance unto remission of sins for the receiving of the Holy Ghost & it was the gospel Baptism, These were questions which had been in debate for many years & in some degree among the Saints, He also spoke upon the subject of honor & dishonor &c many prayers & exhortations were made I spoke twice & felt much of the Spirit of the Lord & had an interesting time [p. [2]]
17[th] This was an interesting day a day that was appointed by general procklamation for humiliation fasting & Prayer & thanksgiving for the release & delivery we had received Meetings were appointed in each ward throughout the I met at President Joseph Smith’s & we had an interesting time Br Joseph spoke to some length on the kingdom of God & the Baptism of John, he said the Kingdom of God was set upon the earth in all ages from the days of Adam to the presant time whenever there was a man on earth who had authority to administer the ordinances of the gospel or a priest of God & unto such a man God did reveal his will concerning the Baptism of John it was the Baptism of repentance unto remission of sins for the receiving of the Holy Ghost & it was the gospel Baptism, These were questions which had been in debate for many years & in some degree among the Saints, He also spoke upon the subject of honor & dishonor &c many prayers & exhortations were made I spoke twice & felt much of the Spirit of the Lord & had an interesting time [p. [2]]
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