Wilford Woodruff letter to John Daniel Thompson McAllister
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Typewritten letter, addressed to John D. T. McAllister, dated August 31, 1894, and signed by Wilford Woodruff and Joseph F. Smith. Woodruff and Smith inform McAllister that he will remain president of the Manti Temple after the return of the former president, Anthon H. Lund.
- 1894 August 31
- Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898 (author, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898) served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1889 to 1898.
Wilford Woodruff was born March 1, 1807. He was raised in Connecticut. Woodruff was a miller by trade. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1833 and served two missions before being ordained an Apostle in 1839. As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, he completed four additional missions, presided over the temple in St. George, Utah, and served six years as Church Historian. He was sustained as Church President on April 7, 1889. As President of the Church, he dedicated temples in Salt Lake City and Manti, Utah, oversaw the organization of the Genealogical Society, and reemphasized the value of historical record keeping. After much pondering and prayer, he received a revelation that the Mormons should cease the practice of plural marriage. In 1890, he wrote the Manifesto, testifying that the Church had ceased teaching the practice of plural marriage. Woodruff died in San Francisco on September 2, 1898.
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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