Today in Church History - Nov 29

On this day in Church History ...

[Joseph Smith] Joseph and Judge Higbee meet with President Martin Van Buren and tell him their petition. The President says he cannot help them. Joseph spends a few more days in Washington trying to find someone who will help the Saints but no one will. (1)
-- 170 years ago - Nov 29, 1839

[Joseph Smith] Visits Martin Van Buren, the president of the United States, in Washington, D.C., seeking redress for Missouri injustices. While there, he also petitions the United States Congress for help. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph visits President Martin Van Buren: "Your cause is just . . ." (3)

[Sermon] Charles W. Penrose: The Word of the Lord to the Church Given Through the Authorities - Authorities Should Be Sustained - Powers of the Priesthood - Sphere of Woman, JD 21:45 - 53 (4)
-- 130 years ago - Nov 29, 1879

At the First Televised Grammy awards in Los Angeles, California, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir receives an award for it's recording of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." (5)
-- 50 years ago - Nov 29, 1959

1 - More Good Foundation, Timeline,
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
4 - Journal of Discourses,
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"

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