Mormon History, Oct 30, 1844

-- Oct 30, 1844
[Nauvoo Neighbor] Announcement: "Notice" - Printing of the Voice of Warning and Doctrine and Covenants -- Editorial -- Announces the printing of the Voice of Warning and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants. (1)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Announcement: Deaths` -- W.D. Huntington -- Henry L. Marsh (19, Chill Fever), William Hathaway (2, Typhus Fever), Sophia Hanard (1, Chill Fever), John B. Gailord (1 month, Diarrhea), Litte Morgan (56, Fever), John P. Smith (41, Chill Fever), Margaret Tippets (3 months, Hooping Cough), Edwin Harris (5, Quick Consumption), Sophronia Ball and Infant (31, Childbirth), Charity Stodard (49, Consumption), Persis Amanda Butterfield (3, Bilious Fever), Elen Battersby (25, Inflammation on the lungs), Alma Tanner (2, Black Canker), Amania Braffet (43, Consumption), George W. Smith (1 month). (1)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Letter to the Editor: "Nauvoo Music and Concert Hall -- Signed, "An ObserverÂ…" -- Presents a plan to build a music and concert hall in Nauvoo. (1)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Reprinted Story: "Climate West of the Rocky Mountains" -- Irvings Astoria -- Describes the area that the Saints will later settle. (1)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Story: "The Murders at Carthage" - Recent Developments -- Editorial -- Describes the newly issued warrants for some of the mobsters, and also tells a story about witnesses refusing bribes in order to tell the truth of what happened. (1)

-- 31st [Oct 1844]
[Brigham Young Journal] Went upon the hill to see the Temple committee. Copy

Of a Letter from Govr. Thos. Ford to Lieut Genl Brigham Young State of Illinois, Executive Department, Springfield, Oct 9th, 1844.

To Lieutenant- General Brigham Young of the Nauvoo Legion


It may be probable that there may be further disturbances in Hancock County by those apposed to the prosecutions against the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. They may combine together in arms to subvert justice and prevent those prosecutions from going on. They may also attack or resist the civil authorities of the State in that county and they may attack some of the settlements or people there with violence.

The sherriff of the county may want a military force to guard the court and protect it or its officers or the jurors thereof or the witnesses attending court from the violence of a mob.

In all these cases you are hereby ordered and directed to hold in readiness a sufficient force under your command of the Nauvoo Legion to act under the direction of the said sherriff for the purposes aforesaid; and also to suppress mobs which may be collected in said county to injure the persons or property of any of the citizens.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of state the day and year first herein above written. Thos Ford, Governor & Commander-in-Chief. (2)

-- Oct 31, 1844
Brigham Young, 1844-10-31, marries (aged 43); Susanne Snively (1815-1892) (aged 29); first marriage (3)

[Brigham Young Journal] th 12 a. m. at sniveley Br P. P. Pratt was with me Hanahett Snively & Susanah Snively was at home we took diner. Br Kimball was with me at the temple (4)

-- During 1844 October
The first General Conference of the church under Brigham Young's direction is held. (5)

-- During Oct. 1844
Lyman Wight: Sustained by general conference as apostle "after some discussion" Oct. 1844 (6)

-- During October 1844
[Eliza R. Snow] She was married as a plural wife to Joseph Smith in June 1842, and, after his death, to Brigham Young in October 1844. She had no children by either marriage. (7)

[Hosea Stout] Ecclesiastically, Hosea had been set apart as president of the eleventh Quorum of Seventies in October 1844. (8)

John Smith: Presided over branch of Church in Ramus until October 1844. (9)

-- During October, 1844
[Masonry] The Grand Lodge of Illinois severd all relations with the Mormon Nauvoo, Helm and Nye lodges who had refused to surrender their dispensations. They vote to suspend Mormon Masons from Masonic privildges. Mormons continue to operate the lodges increasing the number of Master Masons from 700 to over 1000 by the end of 1845. Masonic work stopped only after the Nauvoo temple opened. (10)

-- During fall of 1844
Ezra Taft Benson: Returned to Nauvoo in fall of 1844. (9)

1 -
2 - Brigham Young Journal # 4 in the handwriting of: William Clayton, Evan Greene, John D. Lee, Willard Richards. First person account kept by others. 'Lieut. Genl Brigham Young's Journal 1844'
3 - Wikipedia, List of Brigham Young's Wives,
4 - Brigham Young Journal (1801-1877) Journal #2 July, 1837- Mar. 1845
5 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),
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,
7 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Eliza R. Snow,
8 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Hosea Stout,
9 - 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,
10 - Homer, Michael, 'Similarity of Priesthood in Masonry':The Relationship Between Freemasonry and Mormonism, Dialogue, Vol. 27, No. 3

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