Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History Oct 1-7
- October 1830 – Oliver Cowdery, Parley P. Pratt, Peter Whitmer, jun., and Ziba Peterson started westward as the first missionaries to the Lamanites. On their journey they established a large branch of the Church at Kirtland, Geauga Co., O. Among those baptized by Parley P. Pratt was Sidney Rigdon.
- October 4, 1838 (Thursday) – The Kirtland Camp arrived at its destination, Adam-ondi-Ahman.
- October 2, 1841 (Saturday) – An important general conference was commenced in the Grove at Nauvoo. It was continued till the 4th. Joseph Smith declared, as the will of the Lord, that the Church should not hold another general conference until the Saints could meet in the Temple.
- October 7, 1842 (Friday) – Joseph Smith again left home to elude the pursuit of his enemies, leaving his wife Emma sick. He returned on the 20th.
- October 3, 1843 (Tuesday) – Joseph Smith gave a dinner party in the Nauvoo Mansion to about two hundred Saints.
- October 6, 1845 (Monday) – The first general conference of the Saints for three years was commenced in the Nauvoo Temple, the Prophet Joseph having ordered that they should not hold another general conference until they could meet in that house. The conference continued for three days.