Monday, December 01, 2008

Today in Church History 12/01

--1830 December 1
Joseph confirms Orson Pratt and ordains him an elder. Orson proceeds to Colesville on his first mission. Orson Pratt

--December 1, 1830
Harmony, Pennsylvania. The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith what is now Moses 6:2â€"19 in his inspired translation of the Bible.

--1831 December 1
D&C 71 (Hiram): time to [stop work on Bible revisions and] proclaim the gospel, expound the mysteries, "confound your enemies [Ezra Booth]." MS 14, no. 8 (Apr. 15, 1852): 114.

--December 1, 1831
Hiram, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 71, a revelation in which the Lord promised to confound the enemies of Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon as they proclaimed the gospel.

--1833 December 1
Oliver Cowdery and Newel K. Whitney arrive in Kirtland with a new press and type. TS 6, no. 1 (June 1, 1845): 913.

--about December 1, 1834
Kirtland, Ohio. The School of the Prophets was established and well attended, and Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon gave regular lectures on theology that later became known as the “Lectures on Faith.”

--1838 1 December
Joseph Smith and others moved to Liberty Jail.

--1838, December 1
The Prophet Joseph Smith and others imprisoned in Liberty Jail, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri (see D&C 121-23).

--about December 1, 1838
Far West, Missouri. Heber C. Kimball and Alanson Ripley were appointed by the brethren in Far West, Missouri, to visit Joseph Smith and the others in Liberty Jail “as often as circumstances would permit.”

--December 1, 1838
Liberty, Missouri. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to his wife, Emma Smith, announcing that he and his fellow prisoners were admitted to Liberty Jail.

--1843 December 1
Smith's manuscript diary makes first mention of the Nauvoo Mansion's bar room. Joseph Smith III later reminisced that his father had set up a fully-stocked bar in the house.

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