Saturday, July 27, 2013

Incredible Record -Wood-Cutting Bee at the Prophet's Home

A Day of Service, Love and Fun, 
Nauvoo, Illinois
20 February 1843, Monday

"About seventy of the brethren came together, according to previous notice, and drawed, sawed, chopped, split, moved, and piled up a large lot of wood in my yard. The day was spent by them in much pleasantry, good humor and feeling. A white oak log, measuring five feet four inches in diameter was cut through with a cross-cut saw, in four-and-a-half minutes, by Hyrum Dayton and Brother John Tidwell. This tree had been previously cut and hauled by my own hands and team." 
Journal of Joseph Smith, Prophet

Proper Source: History of the Church, Joseph Smith, Period 1, Volume V. Page 282 Date: 20 February 1843

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