Mormon History, Dec 3, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 3d Note It still storms. The papers are full of murders from all parts of the Country And Congress is A political hot bed of Corruption And there is danger of its exploding the union. I went out in the rain & visited Jerard College.
+ Jerard College is one of the most splendid buildings I ever visited. The general design of the building is that of A Greek Temple having eight Columns on each end and Eleven on each side (Counting the Cornor Columns both ways) making in all thirty four Colums. x x The Columns are 6 feet in diameter 55 feet in higth. The bases are 9 feet 3 inch in diameter & 3 feet 2 inch high & the Capitals 8 feet 6 inch high, 9 feet 4 inch wide on the face of the abacus. Each shaft is Channelled in 24 semicircular flutes.
The nett amount of marble in each Column including the base And Capital is 1,346 cubic feet the weight 103 tons & the Cost $12,994. Total Cost of the 34 Colums $51,976.
The exterior of the Cella or body of the building measures 111 feet wide 169 feet long & 59 feet 8 inches high. The whole of the Exterior of the building is Composed of marble of A vary superior quality. x x Evry block of marble in the building is set on peaces of milled lead.
The roof is Composed of marble tiles 4 1/2 feet long 4 feet wide 2 3/4 inch thick. Each tile is 776 lbs & each saddle 214 lbs the whole Number of the tiles in the roof being 2,046 and of saddles 2,061. The aggragate wait of the tiles & saddles is 906 tons. Marble Chimney tops And the cast Iron Sky lights Also weigh 20 tons And the lead & masonery of the gutters 43 1/2 tons making the entire weight of the roof 969 1/2 tons.
The building is three stories in highth. The first & second stories are 25 feet from floor to floor & the third 30 feet in the clear. Each story is divided as directed by the Will into four rooms 50 feet square in the clear. The outside walls are 4 feet in thickness the inside 3 feet. Each arch including all abutments contains 117,000 brick which together with the marble floor on top makes the weight suspended over each room about 350 tons.
The stairways are situated in the fore corners of the building the spaces Allotted to them being each 22 feet 6 inch wide & 26 feet 6 inch long. They are all Composed of white marble And are 5 feet 3 inch in width with two landings or quarter p[ace?]s in each story. The plan on which they are Constructed is that of Geometrical stairs having one end of each step secured in the wall & one edge resting on the step below. All the stair ways as well as the landings in the upper stories are finished with rich balustrades of cast Iron & mahogany rails springing from many marble Newels. The Cost of these stairways including the balustrades was $18,500. The following are the material used in the Construction of the main building: ...
Cost of the whole esstablishment $1,933,821.78
An extract of Stephen Gerard's will
"Secondly I enjoin and require that No ecclesiastic missionary or minister of any sect whatsoever shall ever hold or exercise any station or duty whatever in the said College: nor shall any such person ever be admitted for any purpose or as a visitor within the premises appropriated to the purposes of the said College.
Copy of my ticket
Strangers ticket. Admit Mr Woodruff to visit the main building of the Gerard College. Jas J. Boswell directer Nov 28 '49.
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[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Dec 2, 1849

[Hosea Stout Diary] Sund Dec 2nd. Cloudy.at home to day.

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]

Mormon History, Dec 2, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 2d I Preached 3 times to the Church in Philadelphia & the spirit of God rested upon me And I taught the Saints in plain terms. I laboured hard. We had a hard snow storm during the day & night.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Dec 1, 1849 (Saturday)

Nineteen men on foot arrived in G.S.L. City from the East in a very destitute condition, having left their wagons in the snow on Echo creek, forty miles back.

[source: Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology]

Mormon History, Dec 1, 1849

[Hosea Stout Diary] Saturday Decr 1st 1849. At home very sick all day.another Company came in from the States. They left their waggons a few miles beyond the Weber & their cattle over the second mountain and wallowed through the snow sometimes over their hips and came in to day.pleasant weather

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]

Mormon History, Dec 1, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Dec 1st I took Cars. Rode to Philadelphia. Spent the night at J Gibsons. I recieved 3 letters 2 from Mrs Woodruff & one from Dr Bernhisel containing a ticket to visit Girard College. I called upon Col Kane & saw A sleigh robe presented to him by Dr Bernhisel as A present from President Young. It contained 7 wolf skins & 10 Fox skins got up with great taste & splendor. It was worth $40. I wrote A letter to Mrs Woodruff.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, November 1849

[Parley P. Pratt] In , after suspending work on his road (Parley's Canyon) for a season, Pratt was called to head an exploring company of fifty men to southern Utah and to counsel Brigham Young on promising areas for new settlements. Pratt gave to the legislative assembly optimistic forecasts for settling the present sites of Richfield, Marysvale, Parowan, Cedar City, Washington, Santa Clara, Mountain Meadow, Beaver, and Payson. His company brought back samples of iron ore, coal, and other minerals. He provided specific information on weather, soil conditions, water, forestation, and other topographical conditions. November 1849

[source: Utah History Encyclopedia: Parley P. Pratt, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

Mormon History, Nov 30, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 30th I took cars rode to wilmington Del & spent the evening with A few friends in conversation. Spent the night with Joseph A Hall 27th Eight street Wilmington Del D.C. 10 m. 12 m.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Nov 29, 1849

[Hosea Stout Diary] Mond 29 [thru Friday] . Worked on the Council House.

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]

Mormon History, Nov 29, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 29 I walked up to Br. Thomas Manoheys Fair Hill Cissel Co Maryland back to Fellens. Rode to Brother Stagemans. Preached to the people. Rode to Fellens & spent the night. 8 miles.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Nov 28, 1849

[Hosea Stout Diary] Wed 28 Thurs 29 Frid 30. Worked on the C. House.

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]

Mormon History, Nov 28, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 28th I took cars for New Ark Del. The cars which I was in contained many Noted members of Congress who were on their way to washington. The following were said to be among the number: Hon Henry Clay, Gen Cass, Gov Seward Hon Mr Wilmot Truman Smith Mr Wheeler, & others.
I walked to Turkeytown Maryland and Preached at night to the big Elk branch of the Saints 20 in No. I spent the night with Br Loyd Fellen & Stephen Mahony After travelling in three states preaching 2 hours I went to rest at 11 oclok. 45 mile.
Dr John M Bernhisel remarks on health. 1st keep A Clear Conscience A Happy Contented mind. 2d Always night or Day keep a free exercise of air. 3d Drink water instead of tea, coffee Ail or any other drink. Dont use tobaco. Be temperate in Eating. Use plain food & not high seasoned meets. 5th The skin of the stomach being vary thin & Containing Juices for digestion we should not take Cayane Black Pepper, Alkahal, pickles or any thing that will inflame the stomach or destroy the Juices for it will inflame the whole system & injure health. To Prevent Habitual Costiveness grown persons & Children should be learned & practice going to the Stool about the same hour each day & the Bowels will Harmonize with that practice & be in a healthy Condition.
The principle of Cultivating the memory and Concentrating our powers of thought to one focus in conversation upon any important point which we may wish to remember is of great Consequence. We ought not to suffer anything els to occupy our thoughts or attention when we wish to be correct in remembering any thing. And we ought to teach our children to read a peace & see how much they can remember or hear preaching [and] see how much they can repeat. One man practiced in this way untill He could read and repeat a whole News paper Advertisements & all.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Nov 27, 1849

[Hosea Stout Diary] Tues 27. Rainy. Worked on C. H. 3/4 of a day.

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]

Mormon History, Nov 27, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 27th I wrote A letter to Col Kane Also one to A W Babbit. See Copy.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Nov 26, 1849

[Hosea Stout Diary] Mond 26. Moved our work into the Bowery. Snowy day.

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]

Mormon History, Nov 26, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 26 I wrote A letter to Mrs Woodruff. I had an interview with Col Kane in Company with Dr John M Bernhisel. I Called upon Mrs Jeffreys N.E. Cornor of Callow hill & Franklin street. Asked Advice About stoping two years. Stated circumstances. I Called upon Sister Conrad Conner of fourth and Brown and spent the night with Brother Gibson.
I had an interview with Hiram Kimball. He sympathieses much with Foster the Laws Marks &c. He saw Foster out on the prairie by himself vary poor & in trouble. Said he would be willing to sacrafice his last Child he has if that would place him back in his former Standing in the Church And if He possessed riches He would give it all to have 5 minutes Conversation with Joseph Smith. Kimball said he was vary sorry for him & Could not help sheding tears for him. Said he could forgive him with all his heart & Advised him to go to the valley And thought all would forgive him. He seemed to take much interest in that Class of people than in building up the Kingdom of God.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Nov 25, 1849

[Hosea Stout Diary] Sund 25. Rainy day.at home.

[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]

Mormon History, Nov 25, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 25th Sunday I preached in the morning to the Church in Philadelphia. Br Bernhisel in the Afternoon gave an account of the History of the valley And I preached in the evening to a full House and had the spirit of God and bore A faithful testimony. Spent the night at Brother Gibson. I Confirmed one blessed one Child, Administered unto 5 sick.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Nov 24, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 24th A rainy morning. In Company with Dr Bernhisel I Called at the Office of Col Kane but He was not in. I spent the day with Brother Gibson.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

Mormon History, Nov 23, 1849 (Friday)

An exploring company, consisting of about fifty men, was organized at Capt. John Brown's house, on Big Cottonwood, with Apostle Parley P. Pratt as president; it started the next day to explore what is now southern Utah.

[source: Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology]