Today in Church History - Jan 13

On this day in Church History ...

Sidney Rigdon and Dr. Foster arrived in Philadelphia and a Church conference was held there, hosted by local mission president, Benjamin Winchester. About this time Smith reportedly informed Pratt about the principle of polygamy. Winchester later recalled that Smith was engaged in an illicit affair with a female member, while staying in Philadelphia. (1)
-- 170 years ago - (Mon) Jan 13, 1840

The PALMYRA REFLECTOR publishes an extract from the Book of Mormon. This is the second of three times the REFLECTOR does this. Joseph Smith stops the practice by threatening to take the editor to court over copyright violation. (2)
-- 180 years ago - Jan 13, 1830

"The Ladies of Salt Lake City held a Mass Meeing in the Tabernacle at 1 oclok to Express their indignation at the Course Congress was taking in receiving such Bills as Culloms Bill upon Poligamy." (2)
-- 140 years ago - Jan 13, 1870

[Wilford Woodruff] Departs on church mission to Tennessee and Kentucky; companions include Warren Parrish and Abraham O. Smoot (3)
-- 175 years ago - Jan 13, 1835

1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - Kenny, Scott (editor), Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898, Chronology Signature Books, Midvale, Utah

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