Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Today in Church History 12/09

--about December 9, 1831
Northern Ohio. Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon preached in various towns as they traveled through northern Ohio.

--9 Dec (Mon) 1833|Judge Baldwin in Palmyra certified the signed statement provided to D. P. Hurlbut by Peter Ingersoll and William Stafford.

--9 Dec (Mon) 1833|Judge Baldwin in Palmyra certified the signed statement provided to D. P. Hurlbut on Nov. 3, 1833 by Barton Stafford Probably Hurlbut was out of the area between about Nov. 5 and Dec. 1, and thus had to wait to process this certification.

--9 Dec (Mon) 1833|William Stafford signed a statement in Manchester for D. P. Hurlbut.

--1834 9 Dec.
"Joseph Smith, Senior, a Patriarch, and President of the high Priesthood" gives his first patriarchal blessings as an ordained patriarch to his adult children.

--December 9, 1835
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith rejoiced in gratitude for the brethren who had donated money to help him (the total was $64.50).

--December 9, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith spent the day chopping wood.

--1843 9 Dec.
"Prayer Meeting over the store," where William W. Phelps, Levi Richards, Cornelius P. Lott, and Joseph Fielding received anointing and endowment (JS-F, MAQ, MHBY, WW).

--December 9, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to William Clayton.

--1845 9 Dec.
Temple prayer circle of Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt, John Taylor, Amasa M. Lyman, George A. Smith, Alpheus Cutler, Lucien Woodworth, George Miller, William W. Phelps, John M. Bernhisel, Orson Spencer, Reynolds Cahoon, and Isaac Morley: "We offered up the signs, John Tailor being mouth" (HCK).

--1849 9 December
First Sunday School organized in Rocky Mountains by Richard Ballantyne.

--1849, December 9
Sunday School organized by Richard Ballantyne.

--Dec 9,1869
ZCMI Drug Stores advertises that is has just opened on Main Street with "Liquors, Draught and by the case."

--9-Dec 1882
Lucy Smith (sister) dies.

--Dec 9,1933
Church News article "Mormonism in The New Germany, " enthusiastically emphasizes parallels "between the LDS Church and some of the ideas and policies of the National Socialists." First, Nazis have introduced "Fast Sunday." Second, "it is a very well known fact that Hitler observes a form of living which Mormons term the Word of Wisdom. Finally, due to the importance given to the racial question by Nazis and the almost necessity of proving that one's grandmother was not a Jewess, there no longer is resistance against genealogical research by German Mormons who now have received letters of encouragement complimenting them for their patriotism."

--1996 9 December
Church website initiated at lds.org.

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