Mormon History, Oct 27, 1839

-- Oct 27, 1839
Commerce, Illinois. The high council voted that Joseph Smiths wife, Emma Smith, select and publish an updated hymnbook for the Saints. (1)

-- (Tue) Oct 29, 1839
Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Elias Higbee, and Porter Rockwell set out from Nauvoo for Washington, D.C. in a two-horse carriage (2)

-- Oct 29, 1839
Joseph Smith left Illinois for Washington, D.C., to seek redress from the president of the United States for wrongs suffered by the Saints in Missouri. (3)

Joseph Smith left Commerce for Washington, D.C., to petition U.S. Government for redress of losses in Missouri. (4)

Joseph and Sidney leave Nauvoo with Elias Higbee and Orrin P. Rockwell to present the grievances of the Saints to Congress. Passed through Carthage and stayed at Judge Higbee's over night. (5)

Joseph Smith, Jun., and others left Nauvoo for Washington, D.C., as delegates from the Church to the general government. (6)

Higbee, Elias: Left Nauvoo 29 October 1839. (7)

Commerce, Illinois. Joseph Smith left for Washington, D. C., seeking redress from the Congress of the United States for the grievances and losses of the Saints in Missouri. (1)

[Joseph Smith] Departed Commerce for Washington DC to seek redress for Mormon property losses in Missouri. (8)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph travels to Washington D.C. to seek help from the President for the persecutions of the members in Missouri. (9)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph leaves for Washington, D.C., to present grievances to the president. (10)

-- Oct 29, 1839-4 March
Joseph Smith went to Washington, D.C., with redress petitions. (11)

-- (Wed) Oct 30, 1839
After spending the night at Elias Higbee's house in Carthage the carriage continued on to Quincy. Rigdon became ill. (2)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
3 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
4 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
5 - Kenny, Scott, Saints Without Halos, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"
6 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
7 - 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
8 - Jessee, Dean, Esplin, Ronald and Bushman, Richard Lyman (editors), The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Vol. 1: 1832-1839, Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
9 - More Good Foundation, Timeline,
10 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
11 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"

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