Harmony, Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith spent much of the month copying characters off of the plates and translated them using the Urim and Thummin.
--December 2, 1835
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith had a fine sleigh ride with his family to visit Sister Harriet Howe in Painesville, Ohio.
--1843 2 Dec
Prayer circle meeting "from one to six p.m., in the assembly room over the store," with "about thirty-five persons present"; anointing and endowment ceremony for Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith, and Orson Spencer (BY, HC, JS-F, MHBY, WW; no entry in MAQ).
--1845 2-3 Dec.
"Two ni[gh]ts that are past the Twelve have praid by them selves, and the High Preas[ts] by them selvs [in the temple]. This order will continue fore [sic] the present" (HCK, 4 Dec. 1845).
--1845 2 Dec.
Prayer circle in the evening at the temple with Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt, George A. Smith, John Smith, George Miller, Isaac Morley, William W. Phelps (HCK).