1836 – About 300 Priesthood brethren met in the Kirtland Temple for a day of fasting and to attend to the ordinance of washing of feet. That evening, many of the congregation in the Temple experienced spiritual manifestations. The Prophet Joseph recorded, “The brethren continued exhorting, prophesying, and speaking in tongues until five o’clock in the morning. The Savior made His appearance to some, while angels ministered to others, and it was a Pentecost and an endowment indeed, long to be remembered’ (History of the Church, 2:432-433).
1844 – Joseph Smith prepared a letter to United States President John Tyler, “asking the privilege of raising 100,000 men to extend protection to persons wishing to settle in Oregon and other portions of the territory of the United States, and extend protection to the people in Texas’ (History of the Church, 6:281–82).