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History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

July 22 in righteousness it is all important that the most perfect harmony, kind feeling, good understanding and confidence should exist in the hearts of all the brethren, and that true Charity love one towards another, should characterize all their proceedings, If there are any uncharitable feelings, any lack of confidence, then pride, arrogancy and envy will soon be manifested, confusion must inevitably prevail and the authorities of the Church set at nought; and under such circumstances Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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cannot rise and free herself from the captivity in which she is held and become a place of safety for the Saints, nor can the blessings of Jehovah rest upon her. If the Saints in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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deem me unworthy of their prayers when they assemble together, and neglect to bear me up at the throne of heavenly grace, it is a strong and convincing proof to me that they have not the Spirit of God. If the Revelations we have received are true, who is to lead the people? If the keys of the Kingdom have been committed to my hands who shall open out the mysteries thereof. As long as my brethren stand by me and encourage me I can combat the prejudices of the world and can bear the contumely and abuse with joy. but when my brethren stand aloof, when they begin to faint and endeavor to retard my progress and enterprize then I feel to mourn, but am no less determined to prosecute my task, being confident that atho’ my earthly friends may fail and even turn against me, yet my heavenly Father will bear me off triumphant. However I hope that even in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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there are some who “do not make a man an offender for a word” but are disposed to stand forth in defence of righteousness and truth, and attend to every duty enjoined upon them, and who will have wisdom to direct them against any movement or influence calculated to bring confusion and discord into the Camp of Israel, and to discern between the Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of error. It would be gratifying to my mind to see the Saints in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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flourish, but think the time has not yet come, and I assure you it never will until a different order of things be established and a different Spirit manifested. When confidence is restored, when pride shall fall and every aspiring mind be clothed with humility as with a garment and selfishness give place to benevolence and charity, and a united determination to live by every word which proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord is observable, then and not till then can peace, order, and love prevail. It is in consequence of aspiring men that Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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has been forsaken. how frequently has your humble servant been envied in his office by such characters, who endeavored to raise themselves to power at my expence, and seeing it impossible to do so, resorted to foul slander and abuse, and other means to effect my overthrow; such characters have ever been the first to cry out against the Presidency, and publish their faults and foibles to the four winds of heaven. I cannot forget the treatment I received in the house of my friends, these things continually roll across my mind and cause me much sorrow of heart, and when I think that others who have lately come into the Church should be led to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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instead of to this place by Elder Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and having their confidence in the authorities lessened by such observations as he (Elder Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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) has thought proper to make, as well as hearing all the false reports and exaggerated accounts of our enemies, I must say that I feel grieved in Spirit, and cannot tolerate such proceedings, neither will I, but will endeavor to disabuse the minds of the Saints, and break down all such unhallowed proceedings. It was something new to me when I heard there had been secret meetings held in the Lord’s house, and that some of my friends, faithful brethren, men enjoying the confidence of the Church should be locked out. Such — — proceedings are not calculated to promote union or peace, but to engender strife and will be a curse instead of a blessing. To those who are young in the work, I know they are calculated to be, and must be injurious to them. Those who have had experience, and who should know better, than to reflect on their brethren, there is no excuse for them. If Brother Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and the other brethren wish to reform the Church, and come out and make a stand against Sin and Speculation &c they must use other weapons than lies, or their object can never be effected, and their labors will be given to the house of the Stranger rather than to the house of the Lord. The proceedings of brother Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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were taken into consideration at a meeting of the Church at this place, when it was unanimously resolved that fellowship should be withdrawn from him, until he make satisfaction for the conduct he has pursued, of which circumstance I wish you to apprize him, without delay and demand his license. Dear Sir, I wish you to stand in your lot and keep the station which was given you by revelation and the authorities of the Church; attend to the affairs of the Church with diligence, and then rest assured of the blessings of heaven; It is binding on you to act as President of the Church in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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until you are removed by the same authority which put you in, and I do hope, there will be no cause for opposition, but that good feeling will be manifested in future by all the brethren. Brother Thomas Burdick

17 Nov. 1795/1797–6 Nov. 1877. Farmer, teacher, judge, postmaster, clerk, civil servant. Born at Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., New York. Son of Gideon Burdick and Catherine Robertson. Married Anna Higley, 1828, at Jamestown, Chautauque Co., New York. Baptized...

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’s letter to brother Hyrum Smith

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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was duly received for which he has our best thanks, It was indeed an admirable letter and worthy of its author, the sentiments expressed were in accordance with the Spirit of the Gospel and the principles correct. I am glad that Brother Richards has continued with you and hope he has been of some service to you, give my love to him. Our prospects in this place continue good, considerable numbers have come in this Spring. There were some bickerings respecting your conduct soon after your departure, but they have all blown over, and I hope there will never be any occasion for any more, but that you will commend yourself to God, and to the Saints by a virtuous walk and holy conversation. I had a letter from William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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a few days ago informing me of his desire to come back to the Church, if we would accept of him, he appears very humble and is willing to make every satisfaction that Saints or God may require. We expect to have an Edition of the Book of Mormon printed by the first of September, it is now being Stereotyped in Cincinnatti Cincinnati

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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. I am &c &c Joseph Smith Junr.” [p. 1084]
<July 22> in righteousness it is all important that the most perfect harmony, kind feeling, good understanding and confidence should exist  in the hearts of all the brethren, and that true Charity love one towards another, should characterize all their proceedings, If there are  any uncharitable feelings, any lack of confidence, then pride, arrogancy and envy will soon be manifested, confusion must inevitably  prevail and the authorities of the Church set at nought; and under such circumstances Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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cannot rise and free herself from the captivity in which  she is held and become a place of safety for the Saints, nor can the blessings of Jehovah rest upon her. If the Saints in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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deem me unworthy  of their prayers when they assemble together, and neglect to bear me up at the throne of heavenly grace, it is a strong and convincing proof to me that  they have not the Spirit of God. If the Revelations we have received are true, who is to lead the people? If the keys of the Kingdom have been committed  to my hands who shall open out the mysteries thereof. As long as my brethren stand by me and encourage me I can combat the prejudices of  the world and can bear the contumely and abuse with joy. but when my brethren stand aloof, when they begin to faint and endeavor to retard my  progress and enterprize then I feel to mourn, but am no less determined to prosecute my task, being confident that atho’ my earthly friends may  fail and even turn against me, yet my heavenly Father will bear me off triumphant. However I hope that even in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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there are some  who “do not make a man an offender for a word” but are disposed to stand forth in defence of righteousness and truth, and attend to every duty  enjoined upon them, and who will have wisdom to direct them against any movement or influence calculated to bring confusion and discord  into the Camp of Israel, and to discern between the Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of error. It would be gratifying to my mind to see the Saints in  Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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flourish, but think the time has not yet come, and I assure you it never will until a different order of things be established and a different  Spirit manifested. When confidence is restored, when pride shall fall and every aspiring mind be clothed with humility as with a garment and  selfishness give place to benevolence and charity, and a united determination to live by every word which proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord is  observable, then and not till then can peace, order, and love prevail. It is in consequence of aspiring men that Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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has been forsaken. how frequently  has your humble servant been envied in his office by such characters, who endeavored to raise themselves to power at my expence, and seeing it impossible to do  so, resorted to foul slander and abuse, and other means to effect my overthrow; such characters have ever been the first to cry out against the Presidency,  and publish their faults and foibles to the four winds of heaven. I cannot forget the treatment I received in the house of my friends, these things continually  roll across my mind and cause me much sorrow of heart, and when I think that others who have lately come into the Church should be led to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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instead  of to this place by Elder Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and having their confidence in the authorities lessened by such observations as he (Elder Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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) has thought  proper to make, as well as hearing all the false reports and exaggerated accounts of our enemies, I must say that I feel grieved in Spirit, and cannot  tolerate such proceedings, neither will I, but will endeavor to disabuse the minds of the Saints, and break down all such unhallowed proceedings.  It was something new to me when I heard there had been secret meetings held in the Lord’s house, and that some of my friends, faithful  brethren, men enjoying the confidence of the Church should be locked out. Such — — proceedings are not calculated to promote union or peace,  but to engender strife and will be a curse instead of a blessing. To those who are young in the work, I know they are calculated to <be,> and must  be injurious to them. Those who have had experience, and who should know better, than to reflect on their brethren, there is no excuse for them.  If Brother Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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and the other brethren wish to reform the Church, and come out and make a stand against Sin and Speculation &c they must  use other weapons than lies, or their object can never be effected, and their labors will be given to the house of the Stranger rather than to the house of  the Lord. The proceedings of brother Babbitt

Oct. 1812–Sept. 1856. Postmaster, editor, attorney. Born at Cheshire, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier. Baptized into LDS church, ca. 1830. Located in Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, July 1831. Served mission to New York, fall...

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were taken into consideration at a meeting of the Church at this place, when it was unanimously  resolved that fellowship should be withdrawn from him, until he make satisfaction for the conduct he has pursued, of which circumstance I wish  you to apprize him, without delay and demand his license. Dear Sir, I wish you to stand in your lot and keep the station which was  given you by revelation and the authorities of the Church; attend to the affairs of the Church with diligence, and then rest assured of  the blessings of heaven; It is binding on you to act as President of the Church in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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until you are removed by the same authority which  put you in, and I do hope, there will be no cause for opposition, but that good feeling will be manifested in future by all the brethren. Brother  [Thomas] Burdick

17 Nov. 1795/1797–6 Nov. 1877. Farmer, teacher, judge, postmaster, clerk, civil servant. Born at Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., New York. Son of Gideon Burdick and Catherine Robertson. Married Anna Higley, 1828, at Jamestown, Chautauque Co., New York. Baptized...

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’s letter to brother Hyrum [Smith]

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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was duly received for which he has our best thanks, It was indeed an admirable letter and worthy of its author, the  sentiments expressed were in accordance with the Spirit of the Gospel and the principles correct. I am glad that Brother Richards has continued  with you and hope he has been of some service to you, give my love to him. Our prospects in this place continue good, considerable numbers have come  in this Spring. There were some bickerings respecting your conduct soon after your departure, but they have all blown over, and I hope there will  never be any occasion for any more, but that you will commend yourself to God, and to the Saints by a virtuous walk and holy conversation.  I had a letter from W[illiam] W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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a few days ago informing me of his desire to come back to the Church, if we would accept of him, he appears  very humble and is willing to make every satisfaction that Saints or God may require. We expect to have an Edition of the Book of Mormon  printed by the first of September, it is now being Stereotyped in Cincinnatti [Cincinnati]

Area settled largely by emigrants from New England and New Jersey, by 1788. Village founded and surveyed adjacent to site of Fort Washington, 1789. First seat of legislature of Northwest Territory, 1790. Incorporated as city, 1819. Developed rapidly as shipping...

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. I am &c &c Joseph Smith Junr.” [p. 1084]
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This document, volume C-1, is the third of six volumes of the “Manuscript History of the Church.” The collection was compiled over an eighteen-year span from 1838 to 1856 and covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 8 August 1844. The narrative in this volume commences on 2 November 1838 with JS and other church leaders being held prisoner by the “Governor

14 Dec. 1796–14 Mar. 1860. Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician. Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. Served in War of 1812. Moved to St. Louis, ca...

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’s forces” at Far West

Originally called Shoal Creek. Located fifty-five miles northeast of Independence. Surveyed 1823; first settled by whites, 1831. Site purchased, 8 Aug. 1836, before Caldwell Co. was organized for Latter-day Saints in Missouri. William W. Phelps and John Whitmer...

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, Missouri, and concludes with the death of Bishop Vinson Knight

14 Mar. 1804–31 July 1842. Farmer, druggist, school warden. Born at Norwich, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Rudolphus Knight and Rispah (Rizpah) Lee. Married Martha McBride, 14 Mar. 1826. Moved to Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York, by Mar. 1834....

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at Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, Illinois, on 31 July 1842. For a more complete discussion of the entire six-volume work, see the general introduction to this history.
Volume C-1 was created beginning on or just after 24 February 1845 and its narrative completed on 3 May although work continued on the volume through 3 July of that year (Richards, Journal, 24 and 28 Feb. 1845; Historian’s Office, Journal, 3 May 1845; 3 and 4 July 1845). It is in the handwriting of Thomas Bullock and contains 512 pages of primary text, plus 24 pages of addenda. Additional addenda for this volume were created at a later date in a separate volume, and will appear in this collection as a separate document. Compilers Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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and Thomas Bullock drew heavily from JS’s letters, discourses, and diary entries; meeting minutes; church and other periodicals and journals; and reminiscences, recollections, and letters of church members and other contacts. At JS’s behest, they had maintained the first-person, chronological-narrative format established in previous volumes, as if JS were the author. Brigham Young

1 June 1801–29 Aug. 1877. Carpenter, painter, glazier, colonizer. Born at Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Brought up in Methodist household; later joined Methodist church. Moved to Sherburne, Chenango Co., New...

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, Heber C. Kimball

14 June 1801–22 June 1868. Blacksmith, potter. Born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont. Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding. Married Vilate Murray, 22 Nov. 1822, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Member of Baptist church at Mendon, 1831. Baptized...

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, George A. Smith

26 June 1817–1 Sept. 1875. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Baptized into LDS church by Joseph H. Wakefield, 10 Sept. 1832, at Potsdam. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Labored on Kirtland temple...

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, and others reviewed and modified the manuscript prior to its eventual publication in the Salt Lake City newspaper Deseret News.
The historical narrative recorded in volume C-1 continued the account of JS’s life as prophet and president of the church. Critical events occurring within the forty-five-month period of this volume include the Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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Mormon War; subsequent legal trials of church leaders; expulsion of the Saints from Missouri; missionary efforts in England by the Twelve

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

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and others; attempts by JS to obtain federal redress for the Missouri depredations; publication of the LDS Millennial Star in England; the migration of English converts to America; missionary efforts in other nations; the death of church patriarch Joseph Smith Sr.

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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; the establishment of the Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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city charter; the commencement of construction of the Nauvoo temple

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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; the Wisconsin “pinery”

Also known as pinery. Area near Black River where lumbering operation was established to provide timber for construction of Nauvoo temple, Nauvoo House, and other public buildings. Four mills established on Black River, ca. Sept. 1841: three near Black River...

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expedition that facilitated temple construction; the introduction of the doctrine of proxy baptism for deceased persons; the dedicatory prayer by Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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on the Mount of Olives in Palestine; publication of the “Book of Abraham” in the Nauvoo Times and Seasons; publication of the JS history often referred to as the “Wentworth letter;” the organization of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo; and the inception of Nauvoo-era temple endowment ceremonies.

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