camp disbanded the previous July. The document seems to be more a recommend
than a discharge:
Liberty Clay Co. Mo. January the 13 1835
This Certifies that Willford Woodruff has faithfully Discharged evry duty
required of him in the Camp of the Saints in Journing from Kirtland to
this place has been very faithful in the discharge of his duty Since his
Arrival here Both Spiritual and Temporal is Strong in the faith of the
latter Day Saints and worthy of his Calling. He is Recommended by the
Church in this place to any Branch whare providence may Call him.
<i>Wilford Woodruff's Journal</i>, 9 vols., compiled by Scott G. Kenney (Midvale: Signature Books, 1981-1984).')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">WWJ 1:17
Wilford and Harry leave that day, the 13th, on their mission.
attempt to preach
the morning my companion said he was going to leave the place. Of course,
he was an Elder, and I was only a Priest, and we generally suppose that
the lesser should obey the greater; but I said to him, calling him by
name, "You are not going to leave here, nor I either; we shall both
of us stay here till I see the fulfillment of my dream. It is here, and
I am going to stay and see it, and you will, too." It is not natural
for me to take a stand of that kind, but I felt led to do it upon that
Wight prophesied that some present would live to see the second coming.
¶ Lyman's Vision and the Man of Sin.