Mormon History, Feb 22, 1831

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-- Feb 22, 1831
The Painesville Telegraph reprints article from the February 14, 1831 Palmyra Reflector, recounting Joseph's obtaining the Book of Mormon plates and asserting "no divine interposition had been dreamed of at the period." (1)

-- Feb 23, 1831
D&C 42:78-93 (Kirtland): Methods for dealing with transgressors; murderers, thieves, and liars to civil authorities; adulterers to be tried before the church, bishop should be present, two witnesses required; other offenders rebuked in secret if offense was private. The BC, Book B refers only to males, females added in 1835. (1)

[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 42:74-93. Deliver murderers to the law of the land. Two or more elders, and the bishop if possible, are to try adulterers. The testimony of two members of the church will convict after the presiding authorities submit the case to the church. Follow the same pattern in all other cases. Deliver robbers, thieves, and liars to the law, but workers of iniquity to the law of God. Reconcile with members privately , elders court if needed. Public reprimands for public offenses.
Evening and Morning Star 1, no. 5 (Oct. 1832): {2} heading: "Revelations: Items of Law for the Government of the Church of Christ, Given February 23, 1831".
Book of Commandments 47 heading: A Revelation to seven elders of the church, assembled in Kirtland, Ohio, given February 1831.
The Kirtland Revelations Book, 117-118 also contains a copy of this revelation. (2)

-- Feb 24, 1831
Parley reaches St. Louis (300 miles from Independence) in 9 days. (1)

-- about Feb 25, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 44, a revelation about the duties of elders. (3)

-- "Latter part of February" 1831,
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 44. Call the elders together and the Lord will pour out his Spirit. They will convert many so the church will have "power to organize yourselves according to the laws of man. " Then the church's enemies will be thwarted. Care for the poor and needy.
Book of Commandments 46 heading: A Revelation to Joseph, and Sidney, given in Kirtland, Ohio, February, 1831.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 62 heading: Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and Sidney Rigdon, given February, 1831.
"The latter part of February I received the following revelation which caused the church to appoint a conference to be held on the 6th of June ensuing. It was given at Kirtland February, 1831, To [DEL: me :DEL] <Joseph Smith jr. > and Sidney Rigdon. " MH-A, 103. (2)

-- Feb 27, 1831
Orson Pratt arrives in Kirtland with Samuel Smith. Joseph to Hyrum, Mar. 3-4, 1831 (1)

[Smith, Samuel Harrison] Sent with Orson Pratt to preach in Kirtland, Ohio; arrived 27 February 1831. (4)

-- Feb 28, 1831
It is well known that Joe Smith never pretended to have any communion with angels, until a long period after the pretended finding of his book. Palmyra Reflector, Feb. 28, 1831. (1)

-- 1831 Mar
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph and Emma move to Isaac Morley farm. (5)

-- Mar 1831
Joseph Smith has revelation; includes "...a man should have one wife." (6)

-- March 1831
[Pratt, Parley Parker] Called with others to preach to Shakers March 1831. (4)

-- March 1831 - July 1832
Translation of Matthew 1:1 - Revelation 22:21 (7)

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3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
4 - Lyndon W. Cook, The Revelation of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
5 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
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