Mormon History, Sep 21, 1843

-- Sep 21, 1843
[Joseph Smith Diary] Thursday, September 21st 1843 Made affidavit with Willard Richards and W[illia]m Clayton to auditor of State vs Walter Bagbee. About 11 A.M. called with his [Joseph's] Bro[ther] Samuel to see about getting a copy of Samuel's Blessing and wished the D[octo]r much joy in his new daughter. About noon went on board "Maid of Iowa" with Clayton. 1 P.M. thermometer stood at 100 in the shade at Esqu[ire] Phelps. (1)

-- Sep 21, 1843. Thursday.
[William Clayton Journal] A.M. at the Temple Office. P.M. at the Boat and Joseph's settling with the hands. He says I must go on the Boat a month to regulate the Books. This A.M. he came to talk with Lydia but she won't yet consent. She wants to tarry with her sisters. (2)

-- Sep 22, 1843
[Brigham Young] --22-- I visited the harbor of Boston, the statehouse, the Charleston navy yard, the U. S. steamship of war Mississippi, the Ohio and Franklin, 74 gunships, the sloop of war Boston, lying in the dry docks, the frigates Potomac and Cumberland, and also visited the Virginia and the Vermont, the largest class of ships in the U. S. Navy, which had been lying unfinished on the stocks since the war of 1812, enclosed in ship-houses; the Bunker Hill monument on Breed's Hill, the U. S. rope-walk, and passed through the state prison to Charleston. In the evening we preached in the Boylston Hall.

I also visited Lyne, Salem and Marble Head. I counselled Brother Philip B. Lewis, of New Bedford, to supply the brethren going to the islands with what money they were deficient of to pay their passages. He expressed an anxiety to go along with the mission; I told him he would have the privilege of going on a mission to the islands at some future time. (3)

Erastus Snow: Left Salem for Illinois 22 September 1843. (4)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Friday, September 22d 1843 About noon saw Joseph pass in a waggon with Hiram. (1)

-- Sep 23, 1843
Heber C. Kimball in Boston. (5)

George Miller: Returned from pineries 23 September 1843. (4)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Saturday, September 23rd Brother S[tephen] Markham returned from Dixon. The trial of Wilson and Reynolds will not come on till May [since] there were so many cases on the docket.

Saw the President riding down Main St. about 5 o'clock.

Bishop Miller returned from the pinery. Water so low in the upper river could not get a raft out. (1)

-- Sep 23, 1843, Saturday
[William Clayton Writings] Saturday 23rd. ... I went to sis Booths but S.A. did not come. (6)

-- Sept 23rd 1843
[High Council Minutes]

Council met according to adjt at Hyrum Smith's office. President Austin Cowles resigned his seat in the Council as Councillor to President Marks which was accepted by the Council

Adjd till next Friday the 29th at 2 o'clock P.M.

Hosea Stout, Clerk (7)

-- Sep 24, 1843
[Joseph Smith] Sunday. Joseph preaches on the second chapter of Acts, "designing to show the folly of common stock. In Nauvoo everyone is steward over his own." (History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (7 volumes) 6:37-38.) (8)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Sunday, September 24th 1843 Joseph preached about 1 hour from 2d chapter of Acts. Designed to shew the folly of common stock. In Nauvoo every one steward over their own. Amasa Lyman and Geo[rge] J. Adams continued the meeting. After preaching Joseph called upon the brethren to draw stone for the temple and gave notice for a special conference on the 6th October. Meeting adjourned on account of prospect of rain at about 1 P.M. Judge McBride and a lawyer from Missouri present at meeting. H[igh] Priests Quorum met in the store [and] ordained Bro[ther] [blank] (1)

-- Sep 24, 1843, Sunday
[William Clayton Writings] 24th September he leaves Nauvoo for Quincy (6)


Footnotes:
1 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843-44, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries
2 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton
3 - Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844, ed. Elden Jay Watson (Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968).
4 - 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, http://amzn.to/RevelationsofJosephSmith
5 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology"
6 - Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois. http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/clayton-diaries
7 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
8 - Conklin, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology


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