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OF THE

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

Of Latter Day Saints.

1836-1844.

WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY

PRESIDENT JOSEPH SMITH

AND

APOSTLE HEMAN C. SMITH,

Of the Reorganized Church.

VOLUME 2.

LAMONI, IOWA:
PUBLISHED BY THE BOARD OF PUBLICATION OF THE
REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER DAY SAINTS.

1897.

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PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.

THE reception that Volume 1 of the Church History met from the members of the church and their friends greatly encouraged the Board of Publication to urge forward the second volume.

The work of selection, compilation, and arrangement was continued diligently, Apostle Heman C. Smith giving faithful attention to this part of the work, aided at separate stages by the committee of examination and revision.

The second volume covers the difficult period between 1836 and the death of the presidents and martyrs, Joseph and Hyrum Smith, in 1844.

It was found so impracticable with the original design of furnishing an authentic and reliable history, and complete it in two volumes, that the Board decided it to be better to do the work thoroughly, though it should require a third volume to make it what the completed work should be.

It is in this spirit and intention that the Board takes pleasure in placing in the hands of its patrons Volume 2 of the Church History.

THE BOARD OF PUBLICATION. LAMONI, Iowa, August 9, 1897.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

1836.
Peculiar Circumstances Reflections --Reconciliation-The Trial-

The Confession-The School-High Council of Zion-A Feast-
Plastering the Temple-A Joint Council-Another Council - Pub-
lic Meeting-Marriage Certificate-Boynton's Marriage - Patriarch
Ordained -A Vision-Endowments-Resolutions on Ordaining-
Example of Intemperance...

CHAPTER 2.

1

1836.
The Temple – Its Dedication Quorums Approved — Dedicatory

Prayer - Testimonies-Washing of Feet-A Vision - H. C. Kim-
ball's Mission-Family Affairs......

33

CHAPTER 3,

1835-1836.
Affairs in Missouri-Trouble in Clay County-Historical Account-
Organization of Caldwell County-Prospects of Peace... .... 51

CHAPTER 4.

1836.
Mission to the East-General Prosperity--Labors of the Patriarch

and His Brother-Kirtland Bank-Conference of Authorities-
Literary Concerns-Work in the South-Gathering to Missouri... 80

CHAPTER 5.

1837.
Kirtland Bank-A Private Enterprise-Articles of Agreement -Pur-

pose Not Fraudulent - Spirit of Speculation -Joseph Smith Re-
signs -He Publishes a Warning-Kelley's Letter....

89

CHAPTER 6.

1837.
Temple Meetings - Messenger and Advocate Transferred - Solemn

Assembly-Presidents of Seventies Causes for Embarrasso cut-

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