Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History Feb 1-7

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  • February 1828 – Martin Harris visited Joseph Smith, jun., at Harmony, Pa., and took some of the characters, which had been transcribed, and the translation of them, to New York City, where he showed them to Professor Charles Anthon and Doctor Mitchell
  • February 2, 1833 – Joseph Smith, jun., completed the translation of the New Testament.
  • February 5, 1840 – The Prophet Joseph Smith preaches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His talk is partially recorded by a member of Congress, Mathew S. Davis.  He writes that the Prophet taught that children were not capable of sinning and did not need baptism until the age of eight.  He taught the plan of salvation and the Book of Mormon.  Mr. Davis wrote, “I have changed my opinion of the Mormons.  They are an injured and much-abused people” (History of Church, 4:79).
  • February 7, 1843 – Apostle Parley P. Pratt arrived at Nauvoo from his mission to England.
  • February 5, 1844 – The prophet meets with William Weeks, architect of the Nauvoo Temple.  In discussing the windows, the Prophet asked for round windows on the sides of the Temple.  Brother Weeks said that round windows were against the known rules of architecture and that they needed to be semicircular.  The Prophet replied, “I wish you to carry out my designs.  I have seen in a vision the splendid appearance of that building illuminated, and will have it built according to the pattern shown me.” (History of the Church, 6:197)

Taken from: History of the Church & Church Chronology by Andrew Jenson

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