Mormon History, Jun 26, 1835

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-- Jun 26, 1835
At Joseph's request, the Painesville Telegraph publishes court testimony. Brother-in-law says Joseph has apologized for striking him on the forehead with the flat of his hand. The apology has been accepted and Joseph is acquitted.PT, June 26, 1835. (1)

-- Jun 28, 1835
[Wilford Woodruff] Ordained elder in Mormon church in Benton County, Tennessee, by Warren Parrish (2)

[Wilford Woodruff] Ordained an elder by Warren Parrish near Memphis, Tennessee. (3)

-- During 1835 June.
[Joseph Smith] The Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate states: "We shall by and by learn that we were with God in another world, and had our agency: that we came into this world and have our agency, in order that we may prepare ourselves for a kingdom of glory; become archangels, even the sons of God where the man is neither without the woman, nor the woman without the man in the Lord." (4)

-- During Jun-Jul 1835
Probably, at about this time, M. C. Davis and Solomon W. Denton made a second attempt upon the life of Grandison Newell. This attempt was also unsuccessful. Denton's wife said she went to Sidney Rigdon, asking his help in ending the murder conspiracy. Rigdon promised to take the matter up with Joseph Smith. (5)

-- During June 1835
[Whitmer, John] Edited publication June 1835-March 1836. (6)

-- (Fri) Jul 3, 1835
Michael H. Chandler arrived in Kirtland and began exhibition of his four Egyptian mummies. Joseph Smith reportedly deciphered the Egyptian "hieroglyphic characters" found on scrolls acompanying the mummies, and on July 6th Chandler provided Smith with a signed statement verifying the proper translation. [RLDS Church History Vol I, p.p. 568-569]. (5)

-- 3-Jul 5, 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Michael Chandler sells Joseph Jr. four Egyptian mummies and two rolls of papyrus. Joseph identifies them as the writings of Abraham. (7)

-- Jul 3, 1835
Michael Chandler exhibited Egyptian mummies and papyrus, Kirtland, OH. [See Papyri (Joseph Smith).] (8)

Michael H. Chandler arrives in Kirtland and exhibits four Egyptian mummies and papyrus scrolls covered with hieroglyphics. (1)

Oliver Cowdery's letter of Dec. 22, 1835 reports that the antiquities "were purchased by certain gentlemen in this place, last summer." "Egyptian Mummies," (1)

Joseph Smith acquires 3 or 4 mummies and papyrus fragments from Michael H. Chandler's travelling Egyptian show for $2400. He translates fragments to produce Book of Abraham. [Papyrus fragments are later found to be a Pagan funerary text from Egyptian Book of Breathings.] (9)

Michael H. Chandler exhibit four Egyptian mummies and at least two rolls of papyrus in Kirtland, Ohio. He then sells the mummies and papyrus scrolls to Joseph Smith who begins to translate them using his white seer stone. His translation is later published as the Book of Abraham. (10)

1 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"
2 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah
4 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
5 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
6 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
7 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
8 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
9 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology,"
10 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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