Mormon History, Oct 27, 1843

-- Oct 27, 1843
George Miller: Returned to Nauvoo about 27 October 1843. (1)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Friday, October 27th 10 A.M. saw the President in his public room in conversation with Bishop Miller and Elder Hawes who have just returned from the south. Adjourned a court one week and renewed an execution. [several lines left blank]

Emigration has been great to Nauvoo for some few weeks.

Prayer Meeting in the evening at Joseph['s]. Bis[hop] Whitney and <wife anointed> [to fullness of the priesthood]. Hiram /said his voice should be heard in the streets/. Joseph spoke and Cahoon. Warm and pleasant. (2)

The endowed quorum meets for prayer and sealing ordinance work. (3)

-- Oct 28, 1843
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 28th A plesent morning but cool. Travel well through the day. Word got into the Cabin that I was a mormon as is called & a preacher & many came to see me. Mr Walker of Ill was one & Mr J Abel came down after I was in bed & asked me many questions about Joseph Smith & mormonism the plates &c. These things was the topic of conversation continually on the river. I Bunked part of the time with a missouri Baptist Priest. I have taken Cold & some reumatism as their is a stream of water running near my head on the wall. (4)

-- October 28th 1843
[High Council Minutes]

Council met according to adjt at H. Smith's office. W. Marks & C.C. Rich presiding

Present, 1) Bent, 2) Allred, 3) D.B. Huntington pro tem 4) Jos N. Cole pro tem 5) Fulmer 6) Harris 7) Grover 8) Johnson 9) Knight 10 Huntington 11) Soby 12) Sherwood. Prayer by David Fulmer

Bushrod W. Wilson against Linsay A Brady.


"Oct the 23rd 1843

To the President of the High Council of the City of Nauvoo. I do hereby prefer a charge ag[a]inst Linzy A Brady for refusing to mak[e] deeds for certain Lots of Land between himself and myself and Betsy Foot When the money was tendered in full of all dues on said land.

Bushrod W. Wilson"

The defendant pl[e]ad that the conditions of the bond for said deeds were not complied with. decided that one speak on a side; viz, 7) Grover and 8) Johnson.

Decided by the Presidents that the defendant give the deeds claimed according to the bond for the same when all the mon[e]y is paid which is his due, which decision was unanimously sanctioned by the council. after which the parties agreed to abide the decision. Adjd till next Saturday the 4th of November.

Hosea Stout Clerk (5)

-- Oct 28, 1843
[Joseph Smith Diary] Saturday, 28 October 1843 [several lines left blank] Cold east wind. Some rain. Eve west wind. Dark eve. (2)

John C. Bennett writes the Iowa Hawkeye (published December 7th) that he did not learn of eternal marriage in Nauvoo, even though Joseph always taught that his plural marriages could be eternal. (3)

-- Oct 29, 1843
[Anointed Quorum] Sunday prayer circle at Mansion House at 2 p.m., "25 present," anointing and endowment for Lois Lathrop (Cutler), Thirza Stiles (Cahoon), and Phebe Watrous (Woodworth) . (6)

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 29th Sunday I arose in the morning with my Reumatism griping me through the sholdiers. Mr Abel was ready to renew the subject of mormonism & when he had done others commenced. We reached the mouth of the ohio about 1 oclock & I was glad to get so near home. I am getting tierd of a deck passage. About sun set we pasted Cario. Past two Boats that were aground the Harry of the west & the walnut Hills. We struck the bar going over. (4)

[Brigham Young] --29-- I attended meeting and taught the Saints. (7)

[Joseph Smith Diary] Sunday, 29 October 1843 [John] Taylor and [Brigham] Young preached [at the] south side [of the] Temple from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Very pleasant.

Dr. Richards called for a collection to get $8.00 for a new Book for the history and obtained $3.00. Dr. R[obert] D. Foster voluntaryly came forward and gave $4.50. [He] Has given .50 in the subscription making $5.00 which is to be recorded on the book purchased. /not[e] its date

/2 P.M. or near 4 [P.M.], before all were ready prayer meeting at the mansion. 25 present [including] Sis[ters] Cutler, Cahoon, Woodworth. Adjourned Wednesday over Brick store. Joseph taught.

9 A.M. [Elders] Richards, Miller, and Haws ordained W[illia]m C. Steffey an Elder who was going to Texas on business. (2)

1 - 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,
2 - Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1843-44,
3 - Hales, Brian C., Joseph Smith's Polygamy: History and Theology, 2 vols., Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2011 (
4 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
5 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois,
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).

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