Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History Sept 24-30
- September 24, 1844 (Tuesday) – Seventy presidents to preside over the Seventies and fifty High Priests to preside in different sections of the country were ordained.
- September 24, 1845 (Wednesday) – As the persecutions in Hancock County continued to rage, the Saints commenced to leave their possessions in the smaller settlements and flee to Nauvoo for protection. The authorities of the Church made a proposition to the mob to have the Saints leave the State of Illinois the following spring.
- September 26, 1856 (Friday) – The first two companies of immigrating Saints, which crossed the plains with handcarts, arrived at G.S.L. City, in charge of Capt. Edmund Ellsworth and Daniel D. McArthur. They were met and welcomed by the First Presidency of the Church, a brass band, a company of lancers, and a large concourse of citizens. Capt. Ellsworth’s company had left Iowa City June 9th, and McArthur’s June 11th. When they started, both contained 497 souls, with 100 handcarts, 5 wagons, 24 oxen, 4 mules and 25 tents.
- September 27, 1846 (Sunday) – The first public meeting at Winter Quarters was held. By this time most of the Saints had removed from Cutler’s Park to Winter Quarters.
- September 30, 1978 – Revelation granting the priesthood to every worthy male member without regard to race or color sustained by Church.