Mormon History, c. (Tue) Nov 19, 1839

-- c. (Tue) Nov 19, 1839
(c. Mon.) Parley P. Pratt arrives in New York City. (1)

-- (Wed) Nov 20, 1839
Smith receives a letter from Rigdon who is recuperating from his illness at his brother Carvel's house in Washington Co., PA. (1)

-- 20 & Nov 21, 1839
A general conference was held in NYC on Tues. & Wed. Elders present: Orson Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, Samuel James, Benjamin Winchester, Elders Foster, Layne, Jenks, Brown, Benedict, and Parley P. Pratt. (1)

-- Nov 26, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Aboard ship during a storm, Young writes in his diary: "I set to command the winds to sees a and let ous [us] goe safe on our Jorney[, and] the winds abated." (2)

-- Nov 27, 1839
En route to Washington, D.C. Just before arriving in Washington, D.C., the horses on the stagecoach ran off at full speed while the coachman was getting a drink. Joseph Smith climbed outside the door of the coach and regained control of the horses after a two to three mile run, saving the passengers from injury. (3)

-- (Thr) Nov 28, 1839
Smith and Higbee arrive in Washington, D.C. (1)

-- Nov 28, 1839
Joseph Smith, Jun., arrived in Washington. (4)

Higbee, Elias: Arrived in Washington, D C 28 November 1839. (5)

Washington, D.C. Joseph Smith arrived in the capital to present the Saints petition to the United States federal government seeking redress for losses in Missouri. (3)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph arrives in Washington, D.C. (6)

-- (Fri) Nov 29, 1839
Smith and Higbee meet with President Martin Van Buren in the White House. (1)

-- Nov 29, 1839
In a meeting with U.S. President Martin Van Buren in Washington, D.C., Joseph Smith was told by the president that he [Van Buren] could do nothing to relieve the oppressions in Missouri. (7)

Smith travels to Washington to meet President Martin Van Buren. He demands compensation for the Mormon losses in Missouri. Van Buren expresses sympathy but says he "can do nothing." (8)

1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
2 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
4 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
5 - 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
6 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
7 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
8 - Whitney, Helen, Timeline: The Early History of the Mormons, A Frontline and American Experience Co-Production, //

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