Mormon History, Between Apr 6, 1841 and 9-Apr 1841, 1841

-- Between Apr 6, 1841 and 9-Apr 1841, 1841
The 12 (or Traveling High Council) appointed: Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Parley P. Pratt, Orson Pratt, Orson Hyde, William Smith, John Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards, George Albert Smith, Lyman Wight (replacing David W. Patten). (1)
William Law, along with Sidney Rigdon, appointed councilor, replacing Hyrum Smith. (1)
-- Between Apr 6, 1841 and 9-Apr 1841, 1844
Conference; Sidney Rigdon present. (1)
-- 11Apr41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Pres't. Joseph Smith then addressed the assembly and stated, that in consequence of the severty of the weather, the saints had not received as much instruction as he desired and that some things would have to be laid over until the next conference--as there were many who wished to be baptized [for the dead], they would now go to the water and give opportunity to any who wished to be baptized of doing so. (2)
-- Apr 11, 1841
Joseph Smith and Rigdon rebaptize each other for remission of sins and "renewal of covenants." Church leaders would promote rebaptism for all members during a religious reformation beginning May 1842. In the future, four temples would perform 7,788 baptisms for renewal of covenants from 1877 through 1893. This ordinance would be officially discontinued in 1922. (3)
-- Apr 18, 1841
Rev. James Murdock interviews William Smith. (1)
-- Apr 20, 1841
Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, John Taylor, Orson Pratt, Willard Richards, George A. Smith, and Levi Richards sail from England; they arrive in New York on May 20th [Brigham Young]. (4)
Taylor, John: Left Liverpool for United States 20 April 1841. (5)
[Wilford Woodruff] Sails from England (6)
-- Apr 21, 1841
Young, Brigham: Left England 21 April 1841. (5)
-- 25Apr41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Showery fornoon; went to the preaching in the open air, a fine spot of land near the Temple--a platform for the speakers, seats prepared for the congregation. Br. [John Cook] Bennett spoke first in respect to his profession, all caracter being injured by some of those who prefesset to be Saints. Br. [William] Law followed on the principles of righteousness & unrighteousness, there having been some depratations being committed by some that once had been Saints but was cut off from the Church for misconduct. Elder Joseph the Prophet followed in very strong language determined to put down all iniquity. (2)
-- Apr 25, 1841
[Joseph Smith] A Mormon "Secret Service in detecting thiefs &c." is founded. The thieves are former Danites. (3)
-- Apr 26, 1841
Alexander Neibaur goes to work for Joseph Smith. Neibaur is a German-Jewish convert well-versed in the Kabbalah. He tutors Joseph in German and Hebrew and publishes articles on the Kabbalah in official Church publications. Three years later Joseph gives the "King Follett" discourse which echoes themes from Kabbalistic literature. Neibaur is the great grandfather of noted Mormon scholar Hugh Nibley. (7)

1 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology"
2 - The Parallel Joseph,
3 - 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"
4 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
5 - 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
6 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah
7 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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