Mormon History, Oct 24, 1843

-- Oct 24, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 24th The morning piesant & fair. Sun shines Bright But our company is vary thi[ck?]. (1)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Tuesday, October 24th 1843 [several lines left blank] 1 P.M. W[illiam] W. Phelps and Col[onel] Dunham started for Springfield to see the Gov[ernor] and procure arms for the Legion. [several lines left blank]

A.M. warm and pleasant. P.M. wind west by north. 4 o'clock a little rain and some flakes of snow for the first [time] this fall. (2)

-- Oct 24, 1843, Tuesday
[William Clayton Writings] Tuesday 24. A.M. at Prest. J's. receiving Temple property from sister Emma (3)

-- Oct 25, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 25th It is a rainy morning. I was not well. I was nearly rosted out with a hot stove & the deck was stoved so thick with Black & white male & female that they could scarsly s[tand?].

Arived in Cincinnati at 11 'oclok. Called upon Br Baker in Elm st Between 5 & 6 st. I Bought a stove of him for $26, for which I gave him my note payable in two months. (1)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Wednesday, October 25th This morning cold. Ice 1/3 of an inch thick in small bodies of water. Pleasant A.M. [several lines left blank] Eve[ning] cloudy [and] cold. (2)

-- Oct 25th 1843
[High Council Minutes] Sidney Roberts"

Four were appointed to speak on the case Viz 1) Samuel Williams pro tem. 2) Allred 3) Daniel Carns pro. tem. 4)and Cutler

The charge of Seduction and adultery being fully sustained against Quartus S. Saprks, it was unanimously voted that the hand of fellowship be withdrawn from the Said Quartus S. Sparks.

Joseph M. Cole Clerk pro tem. (4)

-- Oct 26, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 26th Got all of my freight on board of the Govornor Brethrett and she started at 1 oclok loaded down to the goards & crowded to overflowing. Paid fare on the Alps to St Louis $2.50. Had a rainy damp [ ] & a snow storm through the night. (1)

Joseph Smith seals Dr. John M. Bernhisel to his deceased sister Maria Bernhisel. (5)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Thursday, October 26th 18435 The following named deceased persons were sealed to me (John M. Bernhisel) on Oct[ober] 26th 1843, by President Joseph Smith: Maria Bernhisel, sister; Brother Samuel's wife, Catherine Kremer; Mary Shatto, (Aunt); Madalena Lupferd, (distant relative); Catherine Bernhisel, Aunt; Hannah Bower, Aunt; Elizabeth Sheively, Aunt; Hannah Bower, cousin; Maria Lawrence, (intimate friend); Sarah Crosby, intimate friend, /died May 11[th] 1839/; Mary Ann Bloom, cousin.

6 John M. Bernhisel

7 Recorded by Rob[er]t L. Campbell, July 29th 1868.

8 Warm and pleasant. Frost last night. (2)

Joseph Smith performs a marriage ceremony between Maria Lawrence and John M. Bernhisel, ostensibly to shield the Prophet from suspicion. (6)

-- Oct 27, 1843
[Anointed Quorum] Evening prayer circle at Mansion House; second anointing for Newel and Elizabeth Whitney; speakers were Hyrum Smith first, Joseph Smith second, and Reynolds Cahoon last . [Elden Jay Watson, ed., Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844 [Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968]. mistakenly dates this as 27 Nov. (7)

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 27th Arived in Louisville at 4 oclok in the morning. I visited Kelloggs paper ware house. Bought a bottle of writing ink 54 cts 1[8]44 Almanac $2.00. I visited Morton & Griswold Paper Warehouse the largest one in the city & Bought 3 quire of marble paper at 75 cts pr qr $2.25. Got their samples of paper & prices. Can do better than in the eastern market considering freight &c.

Returned to the Boat. Remained in Louisville untill 8 oclok in the evening being 16 hours in Louisville before we Cleared the locks. I never was in a worse mess to travel with. We had a cold night. (1)

Newel K Whitney: Second anointing 27 Oct. 1843 (8)

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 - 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.
4 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois,
5 - On This Day in Mormon History,
6 - Hales, Brian C., Joseph Smith's Polygamy: History and Theology, 2 vols., Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2011 (
7 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45,
8 - 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,

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