Today in Church History - Dec 21

On this day in Church History ...

Smith arrives in Philadelphia by train from Washington, D.C. Parley P. Pratt also arrives in Philadelphia, having traveled there from NYC. Pratt remains in Philadelphia until Jan 1st. (1)
-- (Sat) Dec 21, 1839

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. reaches Philadelphia and preaches there for a week; then he and Orson Pratt go to New Jersey, return to Philadelphia on 9 January 1840, then return to Washington on 5 February for a short time. Joseph Sr. is bedfast and terminally ill. Lucy assures him by the Spirit that he will not die without his children around him. (2)
-- 170 years ago - Dec 21, 1839

[Lucy Mack Smith] William Smith marries Rosanna/Rosa Jewitt Surprise. (According to some sources, the marriage year is 1891.) (2)
-- 120 years ago - Dec 21, 1889

[Wilford Woodruff] Appointed clerk and historian of twelve apostles (3)
-- Dec 21, 1852

1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah

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