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November 6

Written by Barton Golding

Joseph Smith III 1832 - The Prophet Joseph returned from his “hurried journey' to Albany, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts, arriving home just after the birth of his son, Joseph...

November 5

Written by Barton Golding

1833 - Upon hearing that the Saints in Independence were in grave danger from the mob, a group of about 100 brethren from the surrounding area formed a group and...

November 4

Written by Barton Golding

1830 - The Prophet Joseph receives a revelation, recorded as Doctrine and Covenants 34, that contains instructions to Orson Pratt who had recently been baptized. (History of the Church, 1:128)...

November 3

Written by Barton Golding

1831 - The Prophet Joseph Smith receives the revelations known as Doctrine and Covenants 68 and 133 during a conference held at Hiram, Ohio. Section 68 talks about the true...

November 2

Written by Barton Golding

1831 - The Prophet Joseph Smith receives the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 67. It challenges the wisest person to duplicate the least of the revelations through the Prophet...

November 1

Written by Barton Golding

1808 - John Taylor, third President of the Church, is born in Milnthorpe, England. 1831 - The Prophet Joseph Smith received the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 1, also...

October 31

Written by Barton Golding

1833 - Between forty and fifty armed persons attacked the branch of the Church west of the Big Blue in Jackson County, Missouri. They destroyed ten dwellings and beat several...

October 30

Written by Barton Golding

1838 - A two hundred man mob attacked the small settlement of Hawn’s Mill, Missouri, killing seventeen men and boys and wounding fourteen others. The dead included nine-year-old Sardius Smith,...

October 29

Written by Barton Golding

1833 - After a 10:00 am meeting, the Prophet Joseph baptized and confirmed two new members of the Church and then he, and Sidney Rigdon, left Mount Pleasant, Upper Canada,...