Mormon History, Oct 2, 1842

-- Oct 2, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] Sept Oct 2 Sunday Elder John Taylor called upon me & informed me that I was not going to Keo-kurk But Joseph wished me to Assist in the printing in Nauvoo. Elder Allexander Arived from the South & called upon me. Our Babe has been preserved unto us. She appeared to be deliverd from her fever & is fast recovering. It has been vary healthy in Nauvoo this fall untill within a few days. Many have been taken sick & a Number of deaths. (1)

-- Oct 3, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 Was spent in the printing Office. (1)

-- Oct 4, 1842
Amasa Mason Lyman: Returned to Nauvoo 4 October 1842. (2)

-- Oct 5, 1842
Governor Carlin (IL) arranges to have Joseph Smith turned over to Missouri. (3)

-- Oct 7, 1842
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph promises John Taylor, who is ill with a fever, that he will recover if he accompanies Joseph to another hiding place. This prediction is fulfilled. (4)

-- Oct 8th 1842
[High Council Minutes]
Council met according to adjournment, no Buisness Adjourned one week at the same time and place
Hosea Stout Clerk (5)

-- Oct 9, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 9th Sunday Walked to Brother Burgess & visited a number of Sick persons & administerd unto them. <Spent some part of the day in [meeting?] [--].> (1)

-- Oct 10, 1842
Frederick Granger Williams: Died in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, 10 October 1842. (2)

Lorenzo Snow presented copies of the Book of Mormon to Queen Victoria of England. (6)

Lyman Wight Death: 10 Oct. 1842, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois , Estate: $210 appraised and net (7)

Missionary Lorenzo Snow presents two copies of the Book of Mormon to British Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Sir Henry Wheatly accepts the books on behalf of the Queen. (8)

[Joseph Smith] Missionary (and later president) Lorenzo Snow delivers two ornamentally bound copies of the Book of Mormon to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert through Sir Henry Wheatly. Queen Victoria probably never read, and may never have handled this presentation copy, but it has since resided in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. (9)

[Wilford Woodruff] 10 & 11 Spent as usual in the Printing Office.
+ 12 Joseph the Seer is driven from home & deprived of the Society of the Church & his family because of falshood, Slander & Persecution from the hands of Governors rulers & wicked & ungodly men. He is in exhile sumthing like John on the Isl of patmos. I wrote a letter to Joseph & sent him some papers & sweet potatoes. (1)

-- Oct 13, 1842
[Wilford Woodruff] 13 14 & 15 Was spent in the printing office. (1)

-- Oct 15, 1842
[Lucy Mack Smith] A new hymnbook and new edition of Book of Mormon are published. (4)

[Polygamy] to 15 Oct 1842 Smith condemns coveting other men's wives. In the 15 October Times and Season, Joseph wrote strongly against coveting other men's wives. As Editor, he republished an 1830 revelation in which it was revealed to him: "And again: I command thee, that thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife." (Times and Seasons 3 [October 15,1842]: 944) However, according to LDS authors, by the fall of 1842 Joseph was married to Mary Elizabeth Rollins, wife of Adam Lightner (see John J. Stewart, Brigham Young and His Wives: And The True Story of Plural Marriage [Salt Lake City, Utah: Mercury Publishing Company, Inc., 1961], 89), and Zina Diantha Huntington, wife of Henry B. Jacobs (ibid., 92; see also Andrew Jenson, Ed., The Historical Record 6 [May 1887]: 233; and Times and Seasons 2 [April 1, 1841]: 374). Both women were living with their husbands at that time. (10)

-- Oct 15th 1842
[High Council Minutes]
Council met according to adjournment. John Murdock Present A Cowles Prst (1) E. Higbee (2) (3) L.D. Wilson (5) D. Fulmer (6) G.W. Harris (8) A Johnson (10) W. Huntington (11) Leonard Soby (12) HG Sherwood James Sloan pro tem.
Prayer by D. Fulmer
John Murdock Bishop of the 5th ward made his report and stated that he had chosen Joseph Fielding and John Lowry High Priests for his two Councellors.
This report was accepted by the Council. Adjourned one week, to the same time and place.
Hosea Stout Clerk (5)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
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 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology"
4 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
5 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - 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
8 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'
9 - 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"
10 - Joseph Smith Polygamy Timeline,

LDS History Timeline

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