Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today in Church History - Dec 17

-- December 17, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. After Orson Hyde read aloud a letter of complaint to the Prophet, Joseph Smith “explained the objections he had set forth in it, and satisfied his mind upon every point, perfectly.”

-- 1835 December 17
[Joseph Smith] I told Elder Cahoon, of the Temple committee, that we must sustain the Twelve, and not let them go down; if we do not, they must go down, for the burden is on them, and is coming on them heavier and heavier. If the Twelve go down, we must go down, and we must sustain them. MS 15, no. 32 (Aug. 6, 1853): 521. A gloss-does not occur in Diary-2.

-- 1835 December 17
[Joseph Smith] Joseph discusses Orson's letter with him "and satisfyed his mind upon every point." Orson Hyde's 1835 Complaint

-- 1835 December 17
[Joseph Smith] Joseph Sr. and Lucy, "sorely afflicted in mind" by the difficulty between Joseph and William, call on Joseph >. He persuades them that "I was not to blame" and invites them to move in with him. They agree. Diary-2, 75.

-- 1838 December 17
[Joseph Smith] In Jefferson City, David H. Redfield presents petition to General Atchison and others, meets with Governor Boggs, urges legislation to right the wrongs inflicted on the Mormons. HC 3:234-235.

-- December 17, 1842
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Thomas Ford, governor of Illinois, wrote Joseph Smith a letter denying him protection while traveling to and from his court trial.

-- Dec 17,1913
[Utah] Death of Joseph Smith's last surviving plural wife, 03y E. Rollins Lightner. She helped save the still-unbound Book of Commandments from printing office set afire by mob in 1833. She witnessed adoption of 1835 D&C, which prohibited polygamy, and became secret plural wife of Joseph Smith at Nauvoo while still living with her non-Mormon husband.


/Mormon Church History Chronology/

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