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December 6

1832 – The Prophet Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants 86, which contains an additional scriptural application to the parable of the wheat and tares. (History of the Church, 1:300)

1833 – The Saints in Missouri petition the Governor of the State to allow them to return to their property in Jackson County and for protection from the mobs in doing so. In Kirtland, Ohio, the Prophet Joseph Smith dedicated the new printing establishment “that His word may speedily go forth to the nations of the earth, to the accomplishing of His great work in bringing about the restoration of the house of Israel” (History of the Church, 1:41).

1837 – The High Council and Bishopric of Missouri met in council and discussed paying those who serve in Church positions. On December 7, after much discussion, the council decided it was “anti-scriptural” and voted the proposal down.

1844 – Elder Brigham Young records that the last capital stone, or Sunstone, was placed on the Nauvoo Temple on this date. It rained while they were working and changed to snow after they were finished. The completion of the rest of stone work would now have to wait until spring and better weather.

1847 – The newly formed First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met in council. They discussed the building of a temple in Salt Lake City, chose John Smith to be Church Patriarch, sent Orson Pratt to England to take charge of the Church there, and assigned other members of the Twelve to go east and south to procure means to help the Saints continue their move to the west in the Spring.

1925 – Elder Melvin J. Ballard, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, organizes the South American Mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the first mission in South America.

1981 – The Otavolo Ecuador Stake, the first all-Indian stake in South America, is organized.

1992 – The milestone of twenty thousand wards and branches is reached with the organization of the Harvest Park Ward in the Salt Lake Granger South Stake.

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