LDS History, June 15, 1831

-- June 15, 1831
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 56. Newel Knight to lead stubborn Colesville branch to Missouri. Ezra Thayer not to subdivide property. Rich won't share and poor are lazy and greedy.
Manuscript (unidentified scribe) heading: Recd. june 15th 1831.
Selected collections 1:19. Original, Church Archives, MS 4583, box 1, fd. 20.
Book of Commandments 58 heading: A Revelation to the church, and certain elders, given in Kirtland, Ohio, June, 1831.
1835 Doctrine & Covenants 69 heading: Revelation given June 1831. (1)

-- about June 16, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 55, a revelation calling William W. Phelps to preach the gospel and to assist in making books of instruction for the children of the Church. (2)

-- June 19, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. After receiving the commandment by heavenly vision to travel to western Missouri, Joseph Smith started on his first journey to Independence, Missouri, with Sidney Rigdon and others, arriving on July 14. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph leaves Kirtland to travel to Missouri. Some of the Saints are asked to move to Missouri. (3)

-- 19 June 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr., Sidney Rigdon, Martin Harris, Edward Partridge, W. W. Phelps, Joseph Coe, and A. S. Gilbert go to Missouri. About this time, Lucy and Almira Mack accompany Hyrum, Lyman Wight, John Corrill, and John Murdock north to Pontiac and Detroit, Michigan, on their way to Missouri. (4)

-- about June 20, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 56, a revelation concerning Thomas B. Marsh and Ezra Thayre. (2)

-- 28 June-25 July 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Colesville Saints leave Thompson, Ohio, and arrive at Kaw Township, Missouri. (4)

-- July 14, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Independence, Missouri. Joseph Smith and his party arrived in Independence from Kirtland, Ohio, after being shown in vision where the temple at Independence and the city of Zion would be located. (2)

-- 1831, July 20
Site for city of Zion in Independence, MO, revealed to Joseph Smith (D&C 57). (5)

-- 1831 20 July
Site revealed to Joseph Smith for center of Zion in Independence, Missouri (D&C 57). (6)

-- 1831, July 20
Site for the city of Zion (the New Jerusalem) in Independence, Missouri, revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith (see D&C 57; A of F 10). (7)

-- July 20, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Jackson County, Missouri. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 57, a revelation concerning the building up of Zion in Independence, Missouri. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph receives revelation that the site of Zion is Independence, Missouri. (3)

-- 1831 20 July
[Joseph Smith] [Joseph Smith] Revelation, site for city in Zion. (8)

-- 1831, July 20
[Joseph Smith] In Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, receives a revelation identifying Independence as the center place of Zion (see D&C 57:1-3). (9)

-- July 20, 1831
[Revelations] Independence, Jackson county, Missouri. Doctrine and Covenants 57. Missouri land of promise, city of Zion to be built. Build temple west of courthouse. Purchase lands up to the Indian Territory for inheritances. Church agent Sidney Gilbert provide goods for the Saints and get a license to trade with the Indians so gospel can be preached to them. Edward Partridge assign inheritances, W. W. Phelps serve as church printer, Oliver assisting. Sidney Gilbert, W. W. Phelps, and Oliver move to Zion.
Kirtland Revelation Book, 89-91, heading: Revelation given in independence July the 20 1831 shewing that to be the place of the city of Zion and the gathering -.
Not printed in the Book of Commandments.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 27 heading: Revelation given in Zion, July, 1831. (1)

-- late July 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy returns to Kirtland. (4)

-- August 1, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Jackson County, Missouri. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 58, a revelation concerning the Saints in their new place of gathering. (2)

-- August 1 or 2, 1831
[Revelations] Jackson County, Missouri. Doctrine and Covenants 58. Cannot see God with natural eyes-yet. Blessings after tribulation. Zion fulfills prophecy. Edward Partridge and W. W. Phelps rebuked. No need to break civil laws. Edward, Sidney Gilbert, and W. W. Phelps to move to Zion. Do good without being commanded. Slothful servants damned. Purchase entire region. Otherwise, may have to shed blood. Gather only as counseled. Signs follow those who believe.
Book of Commandments 59 heading: A Revelation to the elders of the church, assembled on the land of Zion, given August, 1831.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 18 heading: Revelation given in Zion, August, 1831. (1)

-- 1831, August 2
Saints laid first log for a schoolhouse as a foundation of Zion, Kaw Township, Jackson Co., MO. Sidney Rigdon consecrated land of Zion by prayer. (5)

-- 1831 2 August
Zion dedicated by Sidney Rigdon. (6)

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2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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4 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
5 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
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9 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah

Clair Barrus