Revelation to Brigham Young, President of the Quorum of the Twelve, received at Nauvoo, Illinois, on 24 January 1845
I inquired of the Lord whether we should stay here [Nauvoo] and finish the temple
the ansure [answer] was we should
(Brigham Young Journal, 24 Jan. 1845, LDS archives, typed copy) (1)
Reynolds Cahoon: Received patriarchal blessing 24 January 1845 from John Smith. (2)
-- Jan 25, 1845
[Brigham Young Journal] saterday 25 Br Cambel is ingraven our Priest seal for the Twelve ben to the temple this morning (3)
[High Council Minutes]
The High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints met at Henry G Sherwoods according to adjournment and opened by prayer from Councellor Jas. Allred.
Saml Bent Jas. Allred
Lewis D. Wilson Alpheus Cutler
David Fulmer George W. Harris
Newel Knight William Huntington
Presidents John Smith and Chas C. Rich Presiding
A charge prefered against Jonathan T. Packer and Widow Mortley, (for unchristianlike conduct in not settleing a difficulty between them.) by Nathan W. Packer and Wm Thompson; was recd to be acted upon Saturday the first day of Feby next Said case is an appeal from the Court of D. Evans, Bishop holden on the 21 st of Decr 1844.
Voted to adjourn till next Saturday at ten o'clock A.M. to meet in this house. Closing prayer by Prest John Smith.
* Note, All the previous minutes of the Council which had not been read, were read and approved
Calvin C. Pendleton Clk (4)
[Nauvoo Temple] Heber C. Kimball prayed privately, asking if the Saints would finish the Temple. The answer was, "Verily yes." (5)
Revelation to Heber C. Kimball, member of the Quorum of the Twelve, received at Nauvoo, Illinois, on 25 January 1845
The same Ev[e]ning I sat down in my hous[e] in the presents [presence] of my wife and inquired of the Lord by the Rod as follows, If we should finish the Temple,
it was ver[i]ly yes, that my sins ware [were] fore given [forgiven] and that I should over come, and get my Ap[p]ointment of my inheritence [inheritance] while in the probation and that the Temple commity [committee] ware [were] not Enimes [Enemies] to the Twelve Apostles.
(Heber C. Kimball Journal, 25 Jan. 1845 as cited in Stanley B. Kimball, ed., On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball [Salt Lake City: Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, 1987], 93; original journal in LDS archives. Stanley B. Kimball wrote concerning the rod that Heber C. Kimball used in obtaining this revelation, "This was a rod about three and a half feet in length given to Kimball by Joseph Smith" [65n9].) (1)
-- Jan 25, 1845. Saturday.
[William Clayton Journal] ...Aaron Farr seems to be working to get Marg[are]t away from me. We had a long talk together on the subject. (6)
1 - Marquardt, H. Michael, http://www.xmission.com/~research/central/revel2.htm
2 - 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, http://amzn.to/RevelationsofJosephSmith
3 - Brigham Young Journal (1801-1877) Journal #2 July, 1837- Mar. 1845
4 - Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
5 - Brown, Lisle (compiler), Chronology of the Construction, Destruction and Reconstruction of the Nauvoo Temple
6 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton
7 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
8 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45, http://amzn.to/origins-power
9 - Advent Adam website (defunct) - based on http://amzn.to/originsofpower
10 - 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, http://amzn.to/origins-power
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