Mormon History, Sep 25, 1843

-- Sep 25, 1843
[Joseph Smith Diary] Monday, September 25th Low[e]ring, wet day. Did not see the President. Heard he had conversation with a Missourian and Lorenzo Wasson called for constitution of the United States. (1)

-- Sep 26, 1843
[Joseph Smith Diary] Tuesday, September 26th 1835 [1843] Tried a case of Dana vs Leeches about 11 A.M. at old house. No cause of action. Called at store about 6 P.M. [and] directed a suit to commence Meddagh vs Hovey. (1)

-- Sep 27, 1843
[Joseph Smith Diary] Wednesday, September 27th 10 A.M. At home. Good feelings, gave Bro[ther] Phelps the privilege of occupying the small house near the store. (1)

-- 1843. September 28
(Emma Smith) : A year after Joseph Smith introduced the Holy Order (endowment) to eight men, Emma Smith was sealed to him for time and eternity. According to the manuscript "Meetings of the anointed Quorum," the Prophet was"anointed & ordained to the highest order of the priesthood (& Companion-d[itt]o.)" (2)

(Emma Smith) As an anointed prophetess, queen, and priestess, Emma Smith often performed the anointing and endowment ceremonies for other women introduced into the Holy Order during the next six months. Joseph Smith asked her, Bathsheba W. Smith, and Eliza R. Snow to design the garment for the actual endowment ceremonies. "They were too poor to buy buttons, so they tore strips of the cloth for strings … in making the garment they did not know just how to finish them at the top. Emma suggested that a small collar be put on which was done." The basic garment worn by endowed persons when not participating in temple ordinances was the two-piece under-garment in common use at the time, with the addition of specified markings. (2)

-- Sep 28, 1843
Amasa Mason Lyman: Received endowment 28 September 1843. (3)

Thursday prayer circle "over the store" at 11:30 a.m. of previously endowed Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Newel K. Whitney, George Miller, and Willard Richards. Anointing and endowment ceremony administered to John Smith, John Taylor, Amasa M. Lyman, Lucien Woodworth, John M. Bernhisel . At 7 p.m., same persons, plus William Law, William Marks in "the Mansion's upper front room," where Joseph Smith "& Companion" (Emma Hale Smith) received the second anointing and were both "ordained to the highest & holiest order of the priesthood"; Joseph Smith was also ordained president of "Anointed Quorum" . (4)

Emma Hale Smith Bidamon: Sealed to Joseph Smith 28 May 1843 and endowed before 28 September 1843. (3)

Joseph and Emma Smith are the first couple to receive the second anointing in which each is "anointed & ordained to the highest & holiest order of the priesthood." At the meeting Joseph Smith "led in prayer that his days might be prolonged until his mission on the earth is accomplished, have dominion over his enemies, all their households be blessed, and all the Church and the world." Ten months later Joseph is killed at Carthage. (5)

John Smith: Received endowment by 28 September 1843. (3)

Joseph meets in the upper room of his store and, later, in the front upper room of the mansion with ten or twelve brethren. "By the common consent and unanimous voice of the council, I was chosen president of the special council." He prays that he might live long enough to fulfill his mission, that his household, the Church, and the world will be blessed, and that he might have dominion over his enemies. (History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (7 volumes) 6:39.) (Because three days after the meeting of this "special council" the Times and Seasons ran an article entitled "Who Shall Be Our Next President?," some have surmised that Joseph may have first discussed running for president of the United States during this Sept. 28 meeting. See Klaus J. Hansen, Quest for Empire 59, 74. It is unclear exactly what this "special council" is, but it may have been a forerunner of the "Council of Fifty," which would be officially organized on March 11, 1844, for the admi
nistering of the political kingdom of God on earth. Donna Hill, Joseph Smith: The First Mormon 367.) (6)

[Joseph Smith] Introduces fullness of priesthood ordinance, or second anointing. (7)

1 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843-44,
2 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons,
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 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45,
5 - On This Day in Mormon History,
6 - Conklin, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology
7 - Scott H. Faulring, An American Prophet's Record, 'A Joseph Smith Chronology',

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