While on the Zion’s Camp march, Joseph Smith received word that Daniel Dunklin, governor of Missouri, would not fulfill the expectation to reinstate the Saints to their lands in Jackson County, Missouri.
The first general elections of the newly chartered city of Nauvoo were held on this date. At a meeting organizing the city council, Joseph Smith gave the opening prayer, presented bills concerning the University of Nauvoo and the Nauvoo Legion, and was sworn in as a member of the city council.
Joseph Smith attended a court martial organizing the Nauvoo Legion and was elected lieutenant general.
Joseph Smith made a patriotic speech to the Nauvoo Legion troops in which he declared his willingness to lay down his life in defense of the United States.
Joseph Smith received an invitation from the militia of Lee County, Iowa, to attend a military parade on September 14 in Montrose, Illinois.
Joseph Smith went from Nauvoo to Montrose, Illinois, with a few of the brethren and was courteously received by General Ezekiel Swazey, along with other officers and militia.
Joseph Smith revised the rules of the Nauvoo City Council and, due to John C. Bennett's absence, was elected mayor pro tem of Nauvoo at the council meeting.
In a city council meeting, Joseph Smith expressed his confidence in the privileges afforded by the Nauvoo charter.
Joseph Smith commanded the Nauvoo Legion on parade through the streets of Nauvoo.
Joseph Smith commanded drills for the Nauvoo Legion throughout the day.
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