On This Day

January 22, 1833

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith was at a conference of high priests where the brethren experienced the gift of tongues.

January 22, 1836

Kirtland, Ohio—
Visions and revelations were poured out when Joseph Smith and other brethren performed anointing ordinances for the Quorum of the Twelve and the Presidency of the Seventy.

January 22, 1837

Kirtland, Ohio—
Bank of Geauga v. Smith, Whitney, and Rigdon: Joseph Smith, Newel K. Whitney, and Sidney Rigdon obtained a loan from the Bank of Geauga for $3,000, payable in 45 days.

January 22, 1840

Brandywine, Pennsylvania—
In response to false rumors, Joseph Smith wrote a letter to the editor of the Chester County Register and Examiner relating the Church's beliefs concerning civil governments.
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January 22, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois—
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.

On This Day—Expanded

December 1827 to February 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith copied characters from the book of Lehi on the plates and translated them using the Urim and Thummim.
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January–February 1830

Manchester, New York—
A revelation was given authorizing agents to go to Canada to try to publish the Book of Mormon there, which would protect its copyright "upon all the face of the earth" under British law.

January 1830

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith v. Abner Cole. Joseph won an arbitration against Cole, who had copied passages from the Book of Mormon he had found at Grandin's print shop and included them in his newspaper, The Reflector.

January 22, 1833

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith was at a conference of high priests where the brethren experienced the gift of tongues.

January 1835

Kirtland, Ohio—
During the month of January, Joseph Smith was engaged in work at the School of the Prophets and in preparing a set of lectures on theology for publication in the Doctrine and Covenants.

January 22, 1836

Kirtland, Ohio—
Visions and revelations were poured out when Joseph Smith and other brethren performed anointing ordinances for the Quorum of the Twelve and the Presidency of the Seventy.

January 22, 1837

Kirtland, Ohio—
Bank of Geauga v. Smith, Whitney, and Rigdon: Joseph Smith, Newel K. Whitney, and Sidney Rigdon obtained a loan from the Bank of Geauga for $3,000, payable in 45 days.

January 1838

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith prophesied to a council of brethren that he would live at least another five years.
  • History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Lucy Mack Smith, ch. 46

January 22, 1840

Brandywine, Pennsylvania—
In response to false rumors, Joseph Smith wrote a letter to the editor of the Chester County Register and Examiner relating the Church's beliefs concerning civil governments.
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January 22, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois—
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.

January 1846

Hancock County, Illinois—
Almon W. Babbitt, Guardian for heirs of Edward Lawrence v. Smith and Coolidge: Babbitt filed a new action, adding Sarah and Maria Lawrence as co-petitioners. Babbitt filed only against the estates of Joseph Smith and Hyrum.  
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