Mormon History, Mar 4, 1840

-- Mar 4, 1840
[Wilford Woodruff] Arrives in Frooms Hill, Herefordshire; baptizes 158 in one month, including United Brethren preachers (1)

-- about Mar 5, 1840
Nauvoo, Illinois. After his return from a fruitless visit to Washington, D.C., to seek redress for injustices the Saints suffered in Missouri, Joseph Smith proclaimed the iniquity and insolence of Martin Van Buren, the president of the United States, with whom he had visited. (2)

-- Mar 6, 1840
Montrose, Iowa. Joseph Smith attended a meeting of the high council in Iowa and addressed the issue of the law of consecration. (2)

-- Mar 9, 1840
Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Pratt, Parley P. Pratt, George A. Smith, R. Hedlock sail to England, arrive in Liverpool 6-Apr; Wilford Woodruff, John Taylor, Willard Richards, William Clayton, and John Moon also there [per Brigham Young]. (3)

-- Mar 11, 1840
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Robert D. Foster. (2)

-- Mar 16, 1840
In England Wilford Woodruff obtains a preaching license. He has to classify himself as a "protestant" and swear allegiance to Queen Victoria. A few days later an Anglican rector sends a constable to arrest Woodruff for preaching without a license. Woodruff shows his license and invites the constable to stay for the sermon. The constable remains and afterwards asks to be baptized. (4)

-- Mar 20, 1840
In England Apostle Wilford Woodruff records that while he was preaching "some of the baser sort armed themselves with rotten Eggs & flung them at me." (4)

-- Mar 23, 1840
Higbee, Elias: Left Washington for Nauvoo 23 March 1840. (5)

-- Mar 27, 1840
Wilford Woodruff records that after a day of preaching and baptizing "two females had a fit in the evening. I lade hands upon them & they soon recovered." (4)

-- Mar 28, 1840
Apostle Wilford Woodruff dreams "of being with several others in a small Boat in a storm on the River. We had to paddle ashore with our hands having no paddles. There was a serpent cralled into the Boat & I flung him out with my hands & reached the shore in safety." (4)

-- Mar 30, 1840
William Clayton, while on a mission in England writes: "Rebecca brought me raw egg in some red wine. . . . My feet were very sore to[night]. Sarah [Crooks] washed them and gave me a pint of warm Porter." (4)

-- During March 1840
Phelps, William Wines: Moved to Dayton, Ohio, before March 1840. (5)

-- Apr 4, 1840
Brigham Young: Sustained as president of Quorum of Twelve 14 Apr. 1840 (6)

1 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology"
4 - On This Day in Mormon History,
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 - 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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