Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History July 25-31

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July 27, 1840 -Apostle John Taylor sailed from Liverpool for Ireland to open the door of the gospel in that country. July 30, 1844 – Samuel H. Smith, brother of the Prophet, died at Nauvoo, as a martyr to persecution. July 25, 1847– Religious services were held for the first time in Great Salt Lake Valley. Geo. A. Smith preached the first public discourse and the Sacrament was administered there for the first time. July 26, 1847 -Pres. Young and others ascended what is now known as Ensign Peak, north of Salt Lake City, and name it. July 27, 1847 – Some Ute Indians visited the Pioneer camp. The Twelve and a few others started west from the Pioneer camp on an exploring expedition. Crossing the stream which forms the outlet of Utah lake, they named it the Jordan river, and then proceeded to Black Rock, eighteen miles further, where the company took a bath in the...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History July 16-24

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July 21, 1844 – Addison Pratt baptized four white men and four natives on the island of Tubuai. These natives, whose names were Nabota and his wife Telii, Pauma and Hamoe, were the first of the Polynesian race to embrace the fulness of the gospel. July 22, 1847– The advance company of Pioneers entered Great Salt Lake Valley and camped on Canyon Creek. July 24, 1847– Pres. Young entered Great Salt Lake Valley and joined the main body of Pioneers at 2 p.m. Not a member of the company had died on the journey. July 17, 1882 – The Deseret Hospital, the third hospital in Utah and the first Church owned hospital, is opened by the Relief Society in Salt Lake City, Utah. July 17, 1992 – U.S. President George Bush meets with the First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  During the evening, he makes a surprise appearance at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s concert on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah Taken from Andrew Jenson’s:  Church...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History June 9-15

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July 10, 1804 – Emma Hale Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith and first president of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, is born in Harmony, Pennsylvania. July 1839 – Much sickness prevailed among the Saints at Commerce, which at that time was a very unhealthful place, but many of them were miraculously healed by the power of God. July 1840 – The first British edition of the Latter-day Saints’ Hymn Book was published in England. July 11, 1840 – Apostle Geo. A. Smith ordained and set apart Wm. Barratt at Burslem, Staffordshire, England, for a mission to South Australia. He was the first missionary to that country. July 10, 1847 – The pioneer company meets Miles Goodyear who was camped nearby.  He was the first white farmer in what is now Utah.  He lived near the Weber River in what is today the city of Ogden.  He assured the pioneers that crops would grow and mature in the Great Basin valleys. Taken from Andrew Jenson’s:  Church...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History July 1-8

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July 2, 1844 – Apostle John Taylor was brought home to Nauvoo from Carthage. July 3, 1835 – Michael H. Chandler arrives in Kirtland, Ohio, to display four Egyptian mummies and some scrolls of papyrus containing hieroglyphics.  They are later purchased by the Prophet Joseph Smith, and by revelation he obtains the Book of Abraham from them. (History of Church, 2:235) July 1, 1841 – Apostles Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and John Taylor arrived at Nauvoo from their missions to England. July 3, 1846 – Pres. Brigham Young and others started for Mount Pisgah, where they arrived on the 6th, after having met eight hundred wagons and carriages. July 3, 2005 – The first meetinghouse in the African nation of Malawi, was dedicated in Blantyre. Taken from Andrew Jenson’s:  Church...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History June 15-30

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June 26, 1829 – Egbert B. Grandin prints the title page of the Book of Mormon in the Wayne Sentinel, a paper published in Palmyra, NY, as a “curiosity”. June 26, 1844 – After breakfast, Mr. Stigall, the jailer, moved the Prophet Joseph and those with him to an upstairs bedroom in the Carthage Jail. It was much more comfortable for the men, however, it did not have a lock on the door. The Prophet met with his lawyers and agreed to a request for a change of venue to Quincy, Illinois. Governor Ford arrived mid-morning and Joseph was able to present his side of the events surrounding the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor press and the calling out of the Nauvoo Legion. The Governor again assured them of their safety and stated that if he went to Nauvoo the next day he would take Joseph with him. In the afternoon the men took turns preaching to the guards, several of whom stated that they would not fight against them anymore as they were convinced of their innocence. About 2:30 pm, Constable Bettisworth arrived at the door and demanded to take custody of the prisoners. The jailer, Mr. Stigall, refused to turn them over with out proper orders, thus protecting the men from the mob. However, the constable returned a short time later with a company of Carthage Greys, the city militia, and by intimidation compelled the jailor to deliver Joseph and Hyrum over to him. The Prophet concluded it was best to go with them, “and putting on his hat, walked boldly into the midst of a hollow square of the Carthage Greys; yet evidently expecting to be massacred in the streets before arriving at the Court House, politely locked arms with the worst mobocrate he could see, and Hyrum locked arms with Joseph, followed by Dr. Richards, and escorted by a guard” (History of the Church, 6:594). The other men followed them as they walked to the court room. After appearing in court, the men returned to jail. The Prophet’s uncle, John Smith, arrived at the jail to see Joseph. They wouldn’t let him in but Joseph boldly stood up to the guard and his uncle was allowed to come in. He stayed about an hour before leaving. During the evening, Hyrum read and commented on portions of the Book of Mormon. Joseph bore his testimony to the guards and others present of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and his calling to restore the Church to the earth. After going to bed, gunfire caused Joseph to get out of bed and he lay himself on the floor next to Dan Jones and John S. Fullmer. He mentioned several times that he felt he would die, saying, “I would like to see my family again” and “I would to God that I could preach to the...

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