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August 30

1830 – Living in Harmony, Pennsylvania, near Emma’s family, the Prophet Joseph Smith is threatened by mobs.  They would soon move to Fayette, New York, to be among friends.

1831 – The Prophet Joseph receives the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 63, which reproves a number of Saints in Kirtland for their disobedience and gives further instructions on the Church in Missouri.

1838 – Governor Boggs of Missouri issues an order to the state militia to raise an army “as a precautionary measure’ in case civil disturbances in Caldwell, Daviess, and Carroll Counties “render it necessary’ for the militia to take action to keep the peace between the Mormons and other residents.  The Prophet Joseph and Sidney Rigdon met with John Corrill whose “conduct for some time had been very unbecoming’ and who said “he would not yield his judgment to anything proposed by the Church, or any individuals of the Church, or even the Great I Am.’ Brother Corrill finally acknowledged he was wrong and understood things differently after their conversation. (History of the Church, 3:65-66).   Also, The Kirtland Camp arrived and camped on the Indiana-Ohio border.  The daughter of Otis Shumway died and was buried in the woods near where they camped in the township of Jackson, Preble county, Ohio.

1840 – The Prophet Joseph preached in Nashville, Iowa, on eternal judgment and the eternal duration of matter.  Nashville was across the river and downstream a little from Nauvoo.  Also,  Elders Heber C. Kimball and George A. Smith, preach to a large congregation of people in the open air of the square in Smithfield, England, after being refused access to local churches by clergymen and preachers of different denominations.  A preacher tried to stop them from continuing their discourse in the afternoon, but the people of the community supported their right to speak and many returned in the afternoon to hear them.

1870Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of eighty-eight.  He had been separated from the Church for nearly thirty-three years and was welcomed by family and friends.  He spent the remaining five years of his life testifying to many of the truthfulness of his testimony recorded in the Book of Mormon.

1987 – Elder Marvin J. Ashton dedicates the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as Zaire, for the preaching of the gospel.

1992 – The Church’s nineteen hundredth stake was organized in Orlando, Florida (Orlando Florida South Stake), by Elder Neal A. Maxwell.

1994 – The First Presidency issues a statement reaffirming the Lord’s blessings to families that hold family home evenings.

2012 – Latter-day Saint, Mitt Romney, accepts the nomination for President of the United States in a speech at the Republican National Convention held in Tampa, Florida.

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