Mormon History, Mar 1, 1841

-- Mar 1, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo city ordinance that "the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter-day Saints, Quakers, Episcopals, Universalists, Unitarians, Mohammedans, and all other religious sects and denominations, whatever, shall have free toleration, and equal privileges." This law provided for a $300 fine and 6-month imprisonment for anyone convicted of ridiculing a person's religious beliefs. At this time, several states of the U.S.A. prohibited Jews and other non-Christians from voting or holding public office. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Work on Nauvoo temple begins. (2)

-- 2Mar41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Self Defence
Generosity Makes True Friend (3)

-- Mar 2, 1841
At Joseph Smith's request, Bishop George Miller reported from John C. Bennett's former residence that "his wife left him under satisfactory evidence of his adulterous connections." (4)

John C Bennett: By Joseph Smith Jr. 's request, a Mormon investigated John C Bennett 's background and reported 2 Mar. 1841 that John C Bennett was an adulterer and "is an imposter, and unworthy of the confidence of all good men" (5)

-- Mar 4, 1841
William Harrison becomes first Whig U.S. President. (6)

-- Mar 7, 1841
Joseph Smith marries Zina Dianthia Huntington Jacobs (20) ( wife of Henry Baily Jacobs). (7)

-- 9Mar41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] When Holy Ghost Given
Godhead - Nature of God
True Order of Prayer - Names
Time for God - Book of Abraham (3)

-- Mar 10, 1841
The governor of Illinois appoints Joseph Smith lieutenant-general of the Nauvoo Legion. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Josephine Donna Smith, third daughter of Don Carlos Smith and Agnes Coolbrith Smith, is born at Nauvoo. (2)

-- 16Mar41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Wicked During Millennium
Christ not a Resident During Millennium
Man Organized to Resist Devil - Bodies (3)

-- Mar 16, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Amos Keeler, a Kirtland dry goods merchant. (8)

-- Mar 18, 1841
Knight, Joseph, Sr: Ordained priest 18 March 1841. (9)

1 - 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"
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - The Parallel Joseph,
4 - This Day in Mormon History,
5 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
6 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
7 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology"
8 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
9 - 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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  1. I believe Tidd's date for this marriage is incorrect. The correct date is Oct 27, 1841.