Mormon History, Jul 1, 1841

-- Jul 1, 1841
Kimball, Heber Chase: Returned to Nauvoo 1 July 1841. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. teaches plural marriage to Brigham Young, Heber Kimball, and John Taylor, who have returned from their mission. (2)

Taylor, John: Arrived in Nauvoo 1 July 1841. Elected member of Nauvoo City Council and Nauvoo Legion, and regent of Nauvoo University. (1)

Young, Brigham: Arrived in Nauvoo 1 July 1841. (1)

-- Jul 3, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith made a patriotic speech to the Nauvoo Legion troops in which he declared his willingness to lay down his life in defense of the United States. (3)

-- Jul 9, 1841
Joseph Smith receives a revelation (later section 126 of D&C) at Brigham Young's house: "Dear and well-beloved brother Brigham Young, verily thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Brigham, it is no more required at your hand to leave your family as in times past, for your offering is acceptable to me; I have seen your labour and toil in journeyings for my name. I therefore command you to send my word abroad, and take special care of your family from this time, henceforth, and forever. Amen." Young is called to leave his family and go on a mission three years later. (4)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 126, a revelation stating that Brigham Young would no longer be required to leave his family. (3)

-- Jul 12, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith appointed John Patten to be the recorder of baptisms for the dead in Iowa. (3)

-- Jul 13, 1841
Smith, George Albert: Returned to Zarahemla, Iowa, 13 July 1841. Three children: George Albert. Jr. , Bathsheba, and John. (1)

-- Jul 15, 1841
TIMES and SEASONS prints a "Dialogue on Mormonism" which presents LDS doctrine and claims in dialogue form. Speaking of the Book of Mormon peoples: "Mr. M. You will observe by this account Mr. R. that this people who landed here were Jews, this you know agrees with the idea, which many learned men have had, that the Indians are descendants of the Jews. Mr. R. I am aware that this idea is generally entertained among the learned." (4)

-- Jul 18, 1841
[Albert Carrington] He was baptized into the Mormon Church on 18 July 1841 and later moved his family of wife and four children to Nauvoo, Illinois, just prior to the murder of the Mormon leader Joseph Smith in June 1844. Because of his scholarly background and activity as a proselytor for his faith, he was soon recognized as one of the intellectual leaders in the Mormon community. (5)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith and the Nauvoo Saints spent the day in fasting and prayer to mourn the death of Senator Sidney H. Little. (3)

-- Jul 19, 1841
Excommunicated Apostle Lyman E. Johnson meets with the Twelve Apostles. He tells them, "If I could believe 'Mormonism' as I did when I traveled with you and preached, if I possessed the world I would give it." (4)

1 - 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
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
4 - On This Day in Mormon History,
5 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Albert Carrington,

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