Mormon History, Jul 22, 1839

-- Jul 22, 1839
Commerce, Illinois to Montrose, Iowa. Joseph Smith and several brethren miraculously healed the Saints of illnesses that had taken hold on both sides of the Mississippi River; this day is known as the greatest day of healing in Church history. (1)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph heals many of the Saints who have been stricken with malaria because of the poor living conditions along the river in Illinois. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph arises from bed of sickness and gives blessings to the sick. (3)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr., rising from his sickbed, begins administering to the sick; he and other elders heal many. (4)

[Wilford Woodruff] Witnesses Joseph Smith healing sick at Commerce (later Nauvoo), Illinois (5)

-- Jul 25, 1839
Trial of Thomas B. Marsh's wife for withholding cream strippings from her partner. (6)

-- Jul 28, 1839
Sunday speakers. Parley P. Pratt: gathering of Israel. Orson Pratt: keeping the commandments. "I admonished the members to set their houses in order, meet on the next Sabbath to partake of the Sacrament, in order that by our obedience to the ordinances, we might be enabled to prevail with God against the destroyer, and that the sick might be healed." (6)

Commerce, Illinois. Despite the great number of Saints still sick, the Sunday meeting was held as usual. Joseph Smith admonished the Saints to set their houses in order, so that by obedience the sick might be healed. (1)

-- During July 1839
Ebenezer Robinson and Don Carlos Smith print first issue of the "Times and Seasons." (Copies are ruined; publication is suspended -- This issue is finally reprinted in Nov. 1839.) (7)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Smith Sr. is sick all summer. Joseph Jr. also becomes ill but is healed by Emma's herbal remedies. (4)

-- During summer of 1839
Kimball, Heber Chase: Moved to Nauvoo in summer of 1839. (8)

Partridge, Edward: Settled in Nauvoo in summer of 1839. (8)

Smith, George Albert: Moved to Lee County, Iowa, in summer of 1839. (8)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - More Good Foundation, Timeline,
3 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
4 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
5 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah
6 - Kenny, Scott, Saints Without Halos, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"
7 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
8 - 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

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