Mormon History, Nov 22, 1843

-- Nov 22, 1843
[Anointed Quorum] Prayer circle meeting at Joseph Smith's old house; second anointing for Brigham and Mary Ann Young . Later statements by Young, Heber C. Kimball, and George A. Smith in Statement of Heber C. Kimball and George A. Smith, 4 Jan. 1857, added to JS-F entry of 14 Jan. 1844 and Elden Jay Watson, ed., Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844 [Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968]. claim Young's second anointing was on 14 Jan. 1844, which indicates that this ceremony was performed again on Young's behalf the day before the other apostles began receiving the second anointing . (1)

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 22d + I setteled with Francis Pullin and P Colton & took their recipt in full for all demands up to this date. I gave them my due Bill for $29.42 on the Printing office. The Bill of Brick I had of Pullin was 14,574 Brick which amounted to $88.65. Bill for fixing the house $11.44 cts. My Bill against them was $100.09


Balance due them was $29.42

I laboured hard through the day. I set my window frames in the second story in the fore part of the day 5 in Number. (2)

Brigham Young: Second anointing 22 Nov. 1843 (3)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Wednesday, 22nd [several lines left blank] Prayer Meeting in the eve at [the] old house. B[righam] Young [was] <anointed and wife> &c. (4)

The endowed quorum meets for prayer and sealing ordinance work. (5)

-- Nov 23, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 23d It was a rainy morning. I felt unwell. (2)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith suggested petitioning Congress for a grant to make a canal over the falls [around the Mississippi River rapids], or a dam to turn the water to the city, so that we might erect mills and other machinery. (6)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph inspects the river shore and suggests the idea of petitioning Congress for money to either make a canal or a dam, in order to divert the water so it will be more useful for mills and other machinery. (This is finally done in 1877. See History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (7 volumes) 6:80.) (7)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Thursday, 23th November 1843 [several lines left blank] 10 A.M. council in old house. Richards, Turley, &c. and walked down the river to look at the stream, rocks, &c. About 11 1/2 A.M. Suggested idea of petitioning Congress for grant to make a canal over the fails or a dam to turn the water to the city. Erect Mills &c. (4)

-- Nov 23, 1843, Thursday
[William Clayton Writings] [Same as entry for 10 October 1843] (8)

-- Nov 24, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 24th It was a cold rainy day. Could not work on the house. (2)

-- Nov 25, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 25th We set three window frames in the Back Story second & laid up about 3 feet of Brick.

I was called in the evening to a Council with the Twelve. When I arived at Joseph Smith's Store I found the High Council sitting on a case of Harrison Sagers for some improper Conduct or offer towards some female.

At the close President Joseph Smith made an address upon the subject which was highly interesting & its tendency was to do away with evry evil & practice virtue & Holiness before the Lord. That the Church had not received any license from him to commit adultery fornication or any such thing but to the contrary if any man Commit adultery He Could not receive the Ceslestial kingdom of God. Even if he was saved in any kingdom it could not be the Celestial kingdom.

He said he thought the many examples that had been manifest John C Bennet & others was sufficient to show the fallacy of such a course of conduct. He condemned the principle in toto & warned those present against going into those evils, for they would shurely bring a Curse upon their heads.

After meeting Joseph Smith met the the Twelve & informed us that General Fryeson was in town & wished an interview with us. He had come for the purpose of getting a memorial written to congress but it was late & we had not time during the evening so we dispersed. (2)

1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45,
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
3 - 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,
4 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843-44,
5 - Hales, Brian C., Joseph Smith's Polygamy: History and Theology, 2 vols., Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2011 (
6 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith,
7 - Conklin, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology
8 - 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.

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