Today in Church History - Dec 17

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[Anointed Quorum] Sunday prayer circle meeting at 4 p.m. of "the Quorum" in upper room of Joseph Smith's store; anointing and endowment for Samuel H. Smith, and Joseph Smith gave instructions (HC, JS-F, MAQ, MHBY, WW). (1)
-- Dec 17, 1843

Kirtland, Ohio. After Orson Hyde read aloud a letter of complaint to the Prophet, Joseph Smith explained the objections he had set forth in it, and satisfied his mind upon every point, perfectly. (2)
-- Dec 17, 1835

[Smoot Hearings] The committee meets at 10:00 a.m. Present Senators Burrows, Dubois, McComas, Overman, Pettus, and Smoot, with attorneys Richards, Tayler, Van Cott, and Worthington. Jackson continues; Nicholson and Hickman are recalled. The committee recesses from 12:55 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Charles W. Penrose testifies. Ellis is recalled, followed by William Budge and John Henry Smith. The committee adjourns at 4:30 p.m. (3)
-- Dec 17, 1904

Quetzaltenango Guatemala (Under Construction) Temple; Location: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Announcement: 17 December 2006; Groundbreaking: 14 March 2009 by Don R. Clarke; Notes: Announced by President Hinckley at the groundbreaking of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. (4)
-- Dec 17, 2006

1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Paulos, Michael Harold (editor), The Mormon Church on Trial: Transcripts of the Reed Smoot Hearings
4 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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