Mormon History, Oct 2, 1841

-- Oct 2, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. During a general conference of the Church, Joseph Smith laid the southeast cornerstone of the Nauvoo House (a hotel) and placed the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon inside a square-cut chest hewn in the center of the cornerstone and covered with a stone lid. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Construction begins on the Mansion House. (2)

Miller, George: Appointed to preside over high priests quorum in Nauvoo 2 October 1841. (3)

-- 3Oct41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Baptism for the Dead
Angels and Spirits
Jesus as Spirit and Angel
Translated Being
Priesthood Chain
How to Get Truth
All Spirits can Come to God at Any Age
How to Save Spirits - Priesthood
No Provision for the Dead Worse that Atheism
Why Sectarian Baptism Rejected
Saints More Liberal in Their Beliefs
Saints Must Save Their Dead or Be Damned
No More Baptisms for Dead Until Temple (4)

-- 4Oct41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Monday 4th A.M. Conference opened by the choir singing hymn 183 [Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed!] and prayer by Bro. Geo. [A.] Smith.
Pres't. Joseph Smith made a lengthy exposition of the condition of the temporal affairs of the church, the agency of which had been committed to him at a general conference in Quincy--explaining the manner that he had discharged the duties involved in that agency, and the condition of the lands and other property of the church. (4)

-- 5Oct41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] P.M. Conference opened by the choir singin hymn 104 [My Soul is Full of Peace and Love] and prayer by Bro. O. Pratt.
Bro. O. Pratt read to the conference, the minutes of a special conference held in the city of Nauvoo Aug. 16th 1841.
Pres't. Joseph Smith made remarks explanatory of the importance of the resolutions and votes passed at that time.
[Twelve Apostles to assume leadership of day to day Church operations.] (4)

-- Oct 6, 1841
[Wilford Woodruff] Arrives in Nauvoo, Illinois (5)

[Wilford Woodruff] Returns to his family and other Saints in Nauvoo. (6)

-- Oct 7, 1841
[Black History] Harrison Sagers called on mission to Jamaica, (7)

Lyman, Amasa Mason: Appointed to serve mission to New York City 7 October 1841. (3)

-- Oct 9, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Smith Tuttle at New Haven, Connecticut. (1)

-- Oct 15, 1841
[Lucy Mack Smith] Grandmaster Jonas gives George Miller permission to open a lodge of Freemasons in Nauvoo. (2)

-- Oct 21, 1841
Hyde, Orson: Arrived in Jerusalem 21 October 1841. (3)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - 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
4 - The Parallel Joseph,
5 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah
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