Today in Mormon History - Sep 18

Apostle Orson Pratt delivered his last public discourse, in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City. (1)
-- 130 years ago today - Sep 18, 1881 (Sunday)

[William Clayton Writings] On the 18th Richard Jenkinson died appearantly suffering much. About this time we suffered severly on account of having no fire in the house. The chimney was blown down in March and was not built up again untill George A. Smith one of the twelve and Brother Montague came on the 29th with a load of wood and afterwards built up the chimney for which we felt thankful. (2)
-- 170 years ago today - Sep 18, 1841, Friday

Enclosed please find the endorsed recommends of the two widows of your father-in law for them to get their Second Anointing; and you are at liberty to act for him and receive this ordinance with them in his behalf. Enclosed is seen a certificate for Marion Brown Arthur. As we suppose this was your wife[,] I have endorsed it for her to receive her second anointing; though you do not mention [it], or ask [for it] in the letter. If this is not your wife, she ought not to receive her second anointing on the strength of this recommend. [John Taylor to Christopher J. Arthur, Sept. 18, 1886] (3)
-- 125 years ago today - Sep 18, 1886

1 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology
2 - Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois.
3 - Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History,

1 comment:

  1. Correction: Sep.18, 1841 was a Saturday.


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