Mormon History, Jan 15, 1845

-- Jan 15, 1845
[Nauvoo Temple] Brigham Young visited the Temple Quarry, finding 62 men working with 6 teams of oxen, which was a likely representative of the work going on during the winter months in preparing stone. (1)

-- Jan 16, 1845
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 16th This was a [very?] busy day, in getting the Saints on board of the Ship Palmyra. I had an interview with Elder W. Benson who had been a member of the Policee in London for 4 years. He started with his family for Nauvoo with the rest of the Saints. The Palmyra drew out into the river in the evening with 100 Saints to start for New Orleans. Fare for each Adult Passenger including provisions & Hospitol money £4.4 s.

In the evening I returned home vary weary. Elder A Fielding was appointed to lead the Camp & Elders Carnes & Benson Counsellors. I Put into the hands of Elder Fielding £44.5 s 3/4 for the Temple. Also the Book Containing the names of the donors of the money. 5 miles. (2)

Brigham Young, 1845-01-16, marries (aged 43); Margaret Pierce (1823-1907) (aged 22); widow of Morris Whitesides; sealed to Morris Whitesides for eternity and Young for time; 1 child (3)

Brigham Young, 1845-01-16, marries (aged 43); Mary Pierce (1821-1847) (aged 25); first marriage (3)

[Brigham Young Journal] I went to the temple spent the most of the day with Br H. C. Kimball in coricting his history went to Robert Peares in the after noon with H. C. K. (4)

-- Jan 17, 1845
[Anointed Quorum] Special prayer circle of Apostles Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, John Taylor, and George A. Smith in the upper room of Young's house in the evening . (5)

[Brigham Young Journal] went to the temple and to doctor Richards to see about the record of the church in the evening Brs Kimball J. Taylor & G. A. Smith was at my uperroom in the evening (4)

-- Jan 17, 1845 (Friday)
The ship Palmyra sailed from Liverpool, England, with a company of Saints, under the direction of Amos Fielding, bound for Nauvoo. (6)

-- Jan 17th 1847
Winter Quarters Jan 17th 1847 No being round the spacious Earth Beneath the vaulted arch of heaven Divides my love, or draws it thence from him to whom my heart is given Like the frail ivy to the oak Draun closer by the temptest [d]riven Through sorrows flood he'll bear me up And light with smiles my way to heaven The gift was on the alter laid The Plighted vow, on earth was given The seal eternal has ben made And by his Side, I'll reign in heaven Lines writen by Vilate Kimball to her companion Heber C. Kimball (7)

-- Jan 18, 1845
[High Council Minutes]

The High Council of the Church of Jesus Chrsit of Latter Day Saints met in the dwelling of Councellor H. G. Sherwood pursuant to adjournment, and opened by prayer from Prest. Saml Bent.

Councellors Present.

Saml Bent Jas. Allred

Lewis D. Wilson Alpheus Cutler present at the latter part

of the meeting

David Fulmer Geo. W. Harris

Thomas Grover Aaron Johnson

Phineas Richards for E. T. Benson Henry G. Sherwood

Voted that Elder Samuel Musci be cut off from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, for theft, striking Brother Christopher Murkley with a sword, and contempt of Council and Church authority, and notice hereof be given in the "Times and Seasons."

Voted that Councellor Sherwood draft an article for publication, touching the case of Saml Music,

Voted that the Council do not receive the charges of Danl Avery against Ebenezer Richardson; and that Brother Avery be refered to the Seventies, for an investigation of the last charge, (viz.) that he is not a regular member of the Church.

Voted [to] adjourn till next Saturday at one o'clock P.M. to meet at Brother H. G. Sherwood's.

Closing prayer, by Prest. John Smith.

C.C. Pendleton Clerk (8)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] - Story: "The Voice of Nauvoo - Proceedings of the City Council" -- D. Spencer -- Includes a resolution in opposition to the false rumors about Nauvoo and the Church. Includes notes from a "Meeting of the Citizens."

- Letter: "To The Public - Sherriff Kelting's Letter" -- Joseph A. Kelting -- Kelting, the deputy Sherriff of Hancock County, writes the Saints about some stolen property. (9)

-- Jan 19, 1845
[Brigham Young Journal] at the temple went to see Sister Snivelys famely spent som time with Doct Richards also at W. R son time (4)

-- Jan 21, 1845
[Brigham Young Journal] the new Poles was organized last saterday this morning roat a letter to Br P. H Young to Kirtand Brs L. D. Young & H. C. K. with me at Br. W. Richards the Quorum of 12 had a councel in the evening Br H. C. Kimball Orson Pratt G. A. Smith Amasa Lyman Present Br E. Fordam was with us (4)

1 - Brown, Lisle (compiler), Chronology of the Construction, Destruction and Reconstruction of the Nauvoo Temple
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
3 - Wikipedia, List of Brigham Young's Wives,
4 - Brigham Young Journal (1801-1877) Journal #2 July, 1837- Mar. 1845
5 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45,
6 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
7 - Heber C. Kimball Diary
8 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois,
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