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March 29

1832 – Joseph Murdock, adopted son of Joseph and Emma Smith, dies as a result of exposure to the cold during the March 24th mob attack on Joseph and Sidney Rigdon.

1835 – The Prophet Joseph “preached about three hours, at Huntsburgh . . . on the divinity of the Book of Mormon—at the close of which two were baptized; and, on Monday, four more came forward for baptism’ (History of the Church, 2:218).

1836 – The Prophet Joseph attended the last day of the Hebrew class taught by Professor Seixas.  Later in the day, a large assembly of Church leaders and elders was held in the Kirtland Temple.  They participated in the sacred ordinance of washing of the feet.  “The Holy Spirit rested down upon us, and we continued in the Lord’s House all night, prophesying and giving glory to God’ (History of the Church, 2:430).

1839 – The city council of Nauvoo, Illinois, ordered that the City of Commerce be surveyed to be included in, and correspond with, the plat of the new City of Nauvoo.

1970 – First convert baptisms take place in Indonesia.

1971 – Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, announces plans for a law school.

1995 – Presiding Bishop Merrill J. Bateman appears before a United State Senate Finance Committee hearing regarding welfare reform.  He shares with the Senators information about the history, principles, and lessons learned by the Church while establishing the welfare programs of the Church.

2014 – A grove of trees on the site of the Richardson’s Point cemetery, where the first deaths along the Mormon Trek were buried, was dedicated after a day of service performed by members of the Iowa City Iowa Stake. The non-profit Iowa Mormon Trails Association, commissioned an official marker designating Richardson’s Point as part of the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.

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