Mormon History, Sep 15, 1844, Sunday

-- Sep 15, 1844, Sunday
[William Clayton Writings] Sunday 15. A.M. hear P.P. Pratt preach on the priesthood. (1)

-- Sep 16, 1844
[Brigham Young] monny for to sent for guns gold $118.12 in paper 227.00 in silver 127.00 (P) (2)

-- Sep 18, 1844
[Nauvoo Neighbor] Announcement: "City Proceedings" - O.P. Rockwell's Arrest -- Editorial -- Describes the arrest of O.P. Rockwell for Assault, as well as another arrest. (3)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Announcement: Deaths -- W.D. Huntington -- Clarissa Miller (38, Consumption), John. P. Green (51, Quick Consumption), Oscar F. A. Farber (9 months, Chill Fever), Sarah Wilcox (37, Bilious Fever), James Harmer (3, Whooping Cough), Hanna Strops (70, Ague and Fever), Rebecca Holden (10 months, Chill Fever), Xura S. Williams (1, Diarrhea and Canker), Elizabeth Palmer (13, Inflammation), Abby Jane Tippets (3 months, Canker), George W. Johnson (3, Chill Fever), John Pierce (65,Ague and Fever), Ann B. Paterson (26, Typhus Fever), Elizabeth Cox (14, Bilious Fever), Elizabeth M iller (11 months, Diarrhea), Elizabeth Herring (9 months, Chill Fever), Mary Dennis (32, Chill Fever), Alma Barker (8 months, Canker), Samuel bell (5, Whooping Cough), Isaac Crigger (50, Ague and Fever), Ellen Greenhalgh (4, Chill Fever), Mary M. Barney (1, Canker), Sarah Caroline Clayton (13, Bilious Fever), Zilpha Ellis (71, Consumption), George W. Clyde (43, Chill Fever), America V. Frank (
1, Diarrhea), Lydia Badger (46, Dropsy), Rachel M. Dodge (10 months, Chill Fever), John Sanders (43, Bilious Fever), David P. Randall (7, Typhus Fever),Louisa Davis (infant, Canker), Ana Dye (26, Inflammation in the Head), Abraham S. Jeffers (44, Bilious Fever), Burr Tomlinson (63, Chill Fever), Edison Waters (50, Fever), Israel Carrington (11 months, Whooping Cough). (3)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Reprinted Story: "Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit" - Joseph Smith's Political Views -- The New York Prophet -- Discusses the prophet's supposed views on Oregon, Texas, Van Buren, and others. (3)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Reprinted Story: "The Mormon Tragedy Again" - Refusal to retract the Murder Verdict -- The Allen Telegram -- Discusses the Warsaw Signal's persistence in asking this paper to retract their statement that the death of Joseph Smith was murder. (3)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Reprinted Story: Extermination Order is a Good Idea -- The New YorkÂ…Republic -- States that the extermination of the Church would be "...a work of Philanthropy." (3)

[Nauvoo Neighbor] Story: Reply to "Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit" - Joseph Smith'sÂ…Views -- Editorial -- Refutes the allegations made in the article "Magna Est Veritas Et Prevalebit." (3)

-- Sep 19, 1844
Brigham Young, 1844-09-19, marries (aged 43); Louisa Beaman (1815-1850) (aged 29); plural widow of Joseph Smith, Jr.; sealed to Joseph Smith, Jr. for eternity and Young for life; 5 children (4)

Brigham Young begins marrying some of Joseph Smith's polygamous widows as his own wives. (5)

[Heber C. Kimball marriage] wife #5. Sylvia Porter Sessions (Lyon Smith Kimball Clark), 1818-1882. Apparent separation from HCK, time only. (6)

-- Sep 19, 1844 (Thursday)
The ship Norfolk sailed from Liverpool with 143 Saints, bound for Nauvoo. (7)

-- Sep 20, 1844
[Brigham Young] went to the temple cauld at Sister Evens seald hir up to hir husban Horres hir oldest son stod as proxy lad hands on sister Durly the Lord is with me continuly (2)

Heber C. Kimball tells William Clayton that he "shall yet have Sarah Crooks." Clayton had fallen in love with Crooks while on a mission in England. Clayton was married so did not pursue the relationship. Joseph Smith encouraged Clayton to send for Crooks after revealing plural marriage to him. Crooks arrived in Nauvoo but did not agree with polygamy or Joseph Smith and had already married another man by this date. (5)

-- Sep 20, 1844, Friday
[William Clayton Writings] Friday 20. ... Also wrote a letter for H.C. Kimball after he and I went to see A.H and E.B. The latter will obey his instructions. He again earnestly told me that all the Twelve were my very warmest friends and he will help me to accomplish all my desires inasmuch as they are right. He says I shall yet have S.C. (1)

[William Clayton Writings] The works of the temple moved on with astonishing rapidity, and on the 23rd of September the first capital was put up.

The stone weighed about two tons and when the stone was at its hight, and the men were attempting to draw it to the wall, the crane gave way at the foot of the wing or angle, which circumstance caused considerable danger. By great care the stone was safely landed and set without any further accident. (1)

1 - Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois.
2 - Brigham Young Journal (1801-1877) Journal #2 July, 1837- Mar. 1845
3 -
4 - Wikipedia, List of Brigham Young's Wives,
5 - On This Day in Mormon History,
6 - Hatch, Charles M. and Compton, Todd M. editors, 'A Widow's Tale: 1884-1896 Diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney' p. 37
7 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology

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