Mormon History, Nov 20, 1842

-- Nov 20, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 20 Sunday I spent the day at home writing. (1)

-- Nov 21, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 21st Two of our Brethren was found frose to death on the prairie. Alpheus Harmon & his Nephew were the persons. They were found several miles apart. I spent most of my time in the Printing Office. (1)

-- Nov 22, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 22, 23 Spent most of my time in the printing Office. I assisted in laying out one of the corps of the Harmons. (1)

-- Nov 24, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 24th I Preached the funeral Sermon of the Harmons. It was vary cold. (1)

-- Nov 25, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 25, 26 I spent the time in the printing office. (1)

-- Nov 26, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. For six hours, Joseph Smith attended to Brigham Young, who was sick with a severe fever. (2)

Patriarch Hyrum Smith appoints a man to spy on suspected polygamists in order to accuse them before the Nauvoo high council. By May 1843 Kimball and Joseph Smith's private secretary would call this "a plot that is being laid to entrap the brethren of the secret priesthood." (3)

-- Nov 26th 1842
[High Council Minutes] Council met according to adjournment at Hyrum's office
Voted that, whereas there is evil practices and persuits among some who profess to be saints of God among us, that Elder Henry G. Sherwood be appointed as an aterney for this Council or in other words that he seek ferret out all such evil disposed persons and bring them before this Council to be dealt with according to the Church rules and regulations. And also unanimously, Resolved, that this Council will sustain Elder Sherwood in ferreting out such iniquity in righteousness.
Voted that Hosea Stout be appointed to ascertain the boundrys of the ten different ward[s] of this City, that the Bishopric may be more perfectly set in order, and make report at the next Council
Adjourned till next Wednesday the 30th inst at 2 o'clock at the house of Prest Marks.
H. Stout, Clerk. (4)

-- Nov 27, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 27th Sunday I went over the river on the ice with Wm. W Phelps. (1)

William Clayton Begins Journal 2, "Nauvoo, Illinois," which extends through January 30, 1846. (5)

-- Nov 28, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith held a trial at his house that lasted all day concerning the unequal distribution of provisions among the temple workers. (2)

[Wilford Woodruff] 28th, 29, 30 Spent the time in the printing Office & running about town to get a team ready to go to St Louis for paper. We had another severe snow storm on the 29th. On the 30th A team & man came to the printing office to go to St Louis but Wm. W Phelps who was going was Sick & postpond it untill the day following. (1)

-- Nov 29, 1842
Willard Richards: Returned with family 29 November 1842. (6)

-- Nov 30th 1842
[High Council Minutes]
Council met according to adjournment but did not do any buisness in consequence of the sitting of the Municipal Court which necessarily called away some of the Councellors. Adjourned till next Sunday at 1 o'clock at Hyrum's office. (4)

-- During 1842 November
[Wilford Woodruff] Assigned to manage Mormon printing office with John Taylor (7)

-- Dec 1, 1842
[Polygamy] Jonathan Holmes polygamous marriage to Elvira Annie Cowles (8)

[Wilford Woodruff] Dec 1st I met at J. Taylors in company with Wm. W Phelps & Br Taylor & myself put into Br Phelps hand $2.53 dollars to go to St Louis for paper & other materials. He started with a waggon in the snow. (1)

-- Dec 1, 1842. Wednesday.
[William Clayton] Attended lodge at night.1 (9)

-- Dec 2, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 2d I spent the day taking a schedule or envoice of the property of the printing Office. (1)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois
5 - Smith, George D., An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, p.lxiii, A William Clayton Chronology
6 - 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
7 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah
8 - Smith, George D (Spring 1994), "Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy, 1841-46: A Preliminary Demographic Report", Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 27
9 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995

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