170 years ago today - Jan 18, 1843

[Joseph Smith Diary] January 18th 1843 Party /began to/ assembleet at the time appointed and before 12 o'clock the Jubilee songs—by Gen[eral] Law and Miss [Eliza R.] Snow were distributed by the governor of the feast to fifty individuals—the party invited ... who sung the same. Elder Taylor then read a vision from a New Orleans paper. ...

Dreamed that a sheriff came after me [Joseph]. A man put a musket in my hand and told me to keep him [the sheriff]. I took the musket and walked around him. When he went to go away, I would push him back and if others came to trouble him I would keep them off.

... Joseph stated that this was not only a Jubilee but commemoration of his marriage to Emma. Just 15 [16] years this day. ...

[Source: Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1842-43, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]

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