Sunday, December 14, 2008

Today in Church History 12/14

--about 14 Dec (Sat) 1833
D. P. Hurlbut departed Palmyra on or about this date. He was likely in Buffalo by mid-December and back in Geauga county a couple of days later. 16 Dec (Mon) Joseph Smith reportedly received a divine revelation in Kirtland, in which the Lord said that he had allowed afflictions to come upon the Saints in Missouri. This was perhaps the first mention among the Mormons of God knowing about the November expulsion from jackson county.

--14 Dec (Mon) 1835
"Sister Harriet Howe" (Eber D. Howe's wife) visited with Joseph Smith. She continued to be his loyal follower at least up until the collapse of the Kirtland Safety Society in 1837 (of which she was a stock-holding member).

--December 14, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith began unpacking and sorting the dry goods for his Red Brick Store on the corner of Granger and Water Streets.

--December 14, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith’s delegation at Springfield, Illinois, made an affidavit that he was in Illinois on May 6, the day of the assassination attempt of ex-governor of Missouri, Lilburn W. Boggs.

--December 14, 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith received a letter from Thomas Ford, governor of Illinois, in which he claimed no place to interfere in individual crimes committed against the Saints in this matter and that punishment belonged to the judicial power and not the executive.

--1845 14 Dec.
"The Seventies are ordained Apostles," Young tells the endowed in the Nauvoo temple, "they have power to ordain High Priests, and also to ordain and organize a High Council."

--1972, December 14
International Mission of the Church organized.

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