7 July 1839 (Sunday)

Wilford Woodruff Diary[1]

Joseph addressed us in few words & says remember brethren that if you are imprisiond Brother Joseph has been imprisiond before you. if you are placed whare you can ownly see your Brethren through the gates of a window while in Irons because of the gospel of Jesus Christ remember Brother Joseph has been in like [2] circumstances also after other similar remarks the meeting closed.

—7 July 1839


[1] The following instructions, probably given to members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles prior to their leaving for England, are here published for the first time.

[2] An obvious allusion to the Prophet's Missouri incarceration from November 1838 to April 1839.