Mormon History, Nov 1, 1843

-- Nov 1, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Nov 1st We arived in St Louis at 4 oclok in the morning & was glad to get so far.
I made a bargain with Capt Glaim, master of the Sarah Ann to take my freight to Nauvoo for 20 cts per cwt but he said he could not wait for me longer than 10 oclock & I had to wait untill 150 tons of freight was removed before I could get mine & I laboured & toiled hard to get my freight out but did not accomplish it untill 4 oclok in the Afternoon & the Captain crowding me evry moment.
I had but little time to do any thing in St Louis but I bought a bill of articles for my family & house that amounted to about $10 & got evry thing safe on board of the Sarah Ann & started for Nauvoo with a large keel boat in tow both loaded down with freight & passengers. I tore my fingers badly with a rope gitting out a box. I found Elder Rushton & his wife on board. We stoped on the biler deck. We had a rainy night. I took cold. (1)
[Joseph Smith Diary] November 1st 1843, Wed[nesday] [several lines left blank] Eve[ning]. Prayer Meeting of Mansion. 29 present. (Sister[s] Fielding, Richards, Taylor, Young, Kimball <anointed> &c. [several lines left blank] Letter and affidavit of E[dward] Southwick Esq[ui]r[e] handing [handed] in [to] the office for the Neighbor. (2)
[Joseph Smith] This is the last known occasion in which Emma Smith performs the washing and anointing for women receiving the endowment ceremony in the Anointed Quorum. (3)
The endowed quorum meets and five new members receive temple ordinances: Mercy R. Fielding Thompson, Jennetta Richards, Leonora Cannon Taylor, Mary Ann Angel Young, and Vilate Murray Kimball. (4)
-- Nov 01, 1843
Joseph Smith republishes in the Times and Seasons an earlier 1831 revelation, which includes these commandments: Smith republishes condemnation of adultery. "Thou shalt not lie; he that lieth and will not repent shall be cast out. Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shall cleave unto her and none else; and he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, shall deny the faith, and shalt not have the spirit, and if he repents not he shall be cast out. Thou shalt not commit adultery; and he that commiteth adultery and repenteth not, shall be cast out but he that has committed adultery and repents with all his heart, and forsaketh it, and doeth it no more, thou shalt forgive; but if he doeth it again, he shall not be forgiven, but shall be cast out. Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor, nor do him any harm. Thou knowest my laws concerning these things are given in my scriptures: he that sinneth and repenteth not, shall be cast out." SOURCE: Times and Seasons, Vol
.4, No.24, p.369 (5)
-- Nov 2, 1843
[Anointed Quorum] Thursday prayer circle at l0 a.m. of Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, John Taylor, William Law, and also William Clayton, despite the fact that he was not yet endowed . (6)
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 2d We had a rainy day. Rushton preached in the evening. (1)
[Brigham Young] November 2.-- I attended council with Presidents Joseph and Hyrum and the Twelve. We wrote a short epistle to the elders and branches abroad and asked the elders to use their influence to circulate our publications. (7)
Brigham Young, 1843-11-02, marries (aged 42); Augusta Adams (1802-1886) (aged 41); married to non-Mormon Henry Cobb (divorced in 1847); Young later married her son's ex-wife, Mary Van Cott Cobb  (8)
Brigham Young, 1843-11-02, marries (aged 42); Harriet Elizabeth Cook (1824-1898) (aged 19); first marriage; 1 child (8)
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith and some of the brethren agreed to write to five of the leading candidates for the presidency of the United States, to inquire what their course of action would be in relation to the cruelty and oppression that we have suffered from the State of Missouri, if they were elected. (9)
[Joseph Smith] Joseph sits in council with Hyrum, Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, John Taylor, William Law, and William Clayton. They decide to write letters to five candidates for the presidency of the United States to find out what the candidates might do for the Mormons in regard to the rights that were denied them in Missouri. (10)

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
2 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843-44,
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 - Hales, Brian C., Joseph Smith's Polygamy: History and Theology, 2 vols., Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2011 (
5 - Joseph Smith Polygamy Timeline,
6 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45,
7 - Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844, ed. Elden Jay Watson (Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968).
8 - Wikipedia, List of Brigham Young's Wives,
9 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith,
10 - Conklin, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology

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