[Revelations] Hiram, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 69. Oliver to accompany John Whitmer to Zion with commandments and money. John to work on church history there.
Not printed in the Book of Commandments.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 28 heading: Revelation given November, 1831. (1)
[Revelations] Hiram, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 70. Joseph Smith, Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, John Whitmer, Sidney Rigdon, and W. W. Phelps are stewards of the revelations and commandments , are to be paid from book sales. Spiritual leaders worthy of hire. Be equal in temporal things.
Not printed in Book of Commandments.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 26 heading: Revelation given November, 1831. (1)
-- November 16, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Hiram, Ohio. After Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer left for Missouri with the compiled revelations and commandments, Joseph Smith resumed his inspired translation of the scriptures with Sidney Rigdon as his scribe. (2)
-- 20 Nov. 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer take the revelations to Missouri for printing. (3)
-- December 1, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Hiram, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 71, a revelation in which the Lord promised to confound the enemies of Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon as they proclaimed the gospel. (2)
[Revelations] Hiram, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 71. Joseph and Sidney are to teach the mysteries from the scriptures. Shame adversaries in public and in private. Prepare for more revelations and commandments. (1)
-- December 3, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon traveled from Hiram, Ohio, to Kirtland in order to follow the instructions in Doctrine & Covenants 71, a revelation about their duty to proclaim the gospel. (2)
[Joseph Smith] Joseph receives a revelation calling him and Sidney Rigdon on missions. They leave Kirtland to start their mission in Southern Ohio. (4)
-- 3 Dec. 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Jr. preach throughout Ohio until 10 January 1832 to counteract Ezra Booth's anti-Mormon articles. (3)
-- 1831 December 4
Newel K. Whitney is called as a bishop over Kirtland, Ohio (D&C 72:2). (5)
-- December 4, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 72, a revelation for Church members in Kirtland who desired to know their duty. (2)
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 72. Bishop needed for Kirtland - Newel K. Whitney. Duties: maintain storehouse, records.
Bishop Partridge, in Zion, to pay all debts. Consecration required in Zion. Agents take subscriptions to finance publication of revelations. Certificates required to go to Zion. Stewardship accountability.
"On the 4th several of the Elders and brethren members assembled together to learn their duty and for edification, and, after some time had been spent in conversing about our temporal and Spiritual welfare, I received [D&C 72]. " MH-A, 176.
Originally two revelations (verses 1-8 and 9-28), both dated December 4.
Newel K. Whitney Papers (BYU), heading: Kirtland December 4th 1831.
Kirtland Revelations Book, 13-15, heading: Kirtland December 4th 1831.
Not printed in the Book of Commandments.
Revelations are combined in 1835 D&C 89, where the heading is: Revelation given December, 1830. (1)
-- about December 9, 1831
[Joseph Smith] Northern Ohio. Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon preached in various towns as they traveled through northern Ohio. (2)
-- 27 Dec. 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Samuel and William McLellin return from their mission. (3)
-- Winter/Spring 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] Ezra Booth (Methodist minister), John Johnson and Mary Musselman Johnson and family, visit Joseph. Joseph heals Mary's lame arm. (3)
[Membership] Church Membership at end of year: 680
New Converts : 400
Percent Change from previous year: 142.86% (6)
[Brigham Young] Baptized into the Church and ordained an elder. Wife dies. (7)
[Deseret] Antoine Robidoux builds a trading post in the Uintah Basin. (8)
Frederick G. Williams -- primary scribal author for this period. Writings used in assembling The History of the Church (often cited as HC) (originally entitled History of Joseph Smith; first published under the title History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; nicknamed Documentary History of the Church or DHC) (9)
[John Taylor] Leaves England for New York City. Commences preaching in Canada. (10)
[Periodicals] Evening and the Morning Star, The; W. W. Phelps Independence, Missouri (Periodical) (11)
1 - http://saintswithouthalos.com/s/_dc.phtml
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
4 - http://www.prophetjosephsmith.org/joseph_smith_timeline
5 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century_(Mormonism)
6 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints_membership_history
7 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
8 - http://historytogo.utah.gov/timeline/trapperstradersandexplorers.html
9 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Church
10 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
11 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals