[Joseph Smith] Apostle Orson Pratt is the first general authority to receive an honorary college degree (M.A. from the University of the City of Nauvoo). (1)
Young, Brigham: Elected member of Nauvoo City Council 4 September 1841. (2)
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Medicine - Faith (3)
-- Sep 5, 1841
Joseph Smith "preached to a large congregation at the Stand, on the Science and practice of Medicine, desiring to persuade the Saints to trust in God when sick, and not in an arm of flesh, and live by faith and not by medicine, or poison, and when they were sick, and had called for the Elders to pray for them, and they were not healed, to use herbs and mild food." (4)
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith spoke to a large congregation concerning the science and practice of medicine. (5)
-- Sep 11, 1841
Hosea Stout, Nauvoo Legion clerk, reports that the Legion totals 1,490 men, and that at a special review Lieutenant General Joseph Smith "delivered a military speech to the troops in his usual energetic style." (4)
-- Sep 13, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith received an invitation from the militia of Lee County, Iowa, to attend a military parade on September 14 in Montrose, Illinois. (5)
-- Sep 14, 1841
Montrose, Iowa. Joseph Smith went from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Montrose with a few of the brethren and was courteously received by General Ezekiel Swazey, along with other officers and militia. (5)
-- Sep 25, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smiths nephew Hyrum Smith, son of Hyrum and Jerusha, died at the age of seven. (5)
[Lucy Mack Smith] Hyrum Jr., son of Hyrum and Jerusha Smith, dies at Nauvoo at age seven. (6)
-- Sep 30, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith sent the deputy sheriff of Adams County a statement detailing the total costs ($685) from his arrest and trial while in the sheriffs custody. (5)
[Joseph Smith Sermon] P.M. Pres. Joseph Smith opened by calling on the choir to sing a Hymn--sung 18th Hymn. The President then read a letter from Br. O.
Hyde giving an account of his journeys and success in his mission, which was listened to with intense interest; and the conference, by vote, expressed their approbation of the style and spirit of said letter. The President then made remarks on the inclemency of the weather and the uncomfortable situation of the saints with regard to a place of worship, and a place of public entertainment ....
; Br. L Wight then addressed the conference on the importance of order and uniformity of instruction, and, of unanimity of effort to spread the work of the kingdom.
Pres. Joseph Smith then made some corrections of doctrine in quoting a passage from 1 Cor. 12, 28 showing it to be a principle of order or gradation in rising from one office to another in the Priesthood. (3)
-- Oct 2, 1841
"Elder Warren Foote writes in his journal: "The semi-annual conference commenced today. After meeting was dismissed a deposit was made in the southeast corner of the Nauvoo house. A square hole had been chisseled in the large corner stone like a box. An invitation was given for any who wished to put in any little memento they desired to. I was standing very near the corner stone, when Joseph Smith came up with the manuscript of the Book of Mormon, and said he wanted to put that in there, as he had had trouble enough with it. It appeared to be written on fools' cap paper, and was about three inches in thickness. There was also deposited a Book of D&C, five cents, ten cents, twenty-five cents, fifty cents, and one dollar pieces of American coin, besides other articles. A close-fitting stone cover was laid in cement, and the wall built over it. I was standing within three feet of the Prophet when he handed in the manuscript, and saw it very plainly. He intimated in his remarks,
that in after generations the walls might be thrown down, and these things discovered, from which the people could learn the doctrines and principles and faith of the Latter-day Saints." (4)
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 - 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
3 - The Parallel Joseph, http://www.boap.org/LDS/Parallel/
4 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com
5 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
6 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
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