LDS History, December 16, 1833

-- December 16, 1833
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 101, a revelation concerning the Saints afflictions in Jackson and Van Buren Counties in Missouri. (1)

[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 101. Inhabitants of Zion brought persecution on themselves by transgression, but the Lord will remember them. He will let his sword fall in their behalf. During millennium Satan will have no power. Those born during the millennium will not die, but be changed in the twinkling of an eye. Continue to gather, purchase lands in Zion. No other gathering place. Appeal to the courts, governor, and president. If they won't restore lands, the Lord will. Don't sell property in Zion.
Painesville Telegraph, January 24, 1834, heading: "It will be recollected that an affray recently took place between the Mormon sect and a larger body of the people of Jackson county, Missouri, and that peace was only restored by the removal of the former across the river into another county, by the advice of the Lt. Governor of the state, until the difficulties could undergo a judicial investigation. Soon after the above accounts were received at the head quarters of the Mormon Prophet, in this county, the following document (which they call a revelation,) was printed and privately circulated among the deluded followers of the impostor, Smith. It will be seen that it is made to touch the difficulties in question, and settles them at once. The latter part of it may be better understood, when it is known that some of the people who fled from Jackson county, sold or attempted to sell their lands-that the "Sidney G. " spoken of, is A. S. Gilbert, a merchant among them, who actu
sold out his store and goods. The Deity is represented to be speaking throughout. We think the cloven foot is so visible in this document, that some of the deluded will discover it. -[Editor Telegraph. " Source.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 97 heading: Revelation given December 1833. (2)

-- 18 December 1833-14 September 1840
[Church Patriarch] Joseph Smith, Sr. Father of Joseph Smith, Jr. (3)

-- 1833, December 18
Joseph Smith, Sr., ordained first Church Patriarch. (4)

-- 1833 18 December
Joseph Smith Sr. became first patriarch to the Church. (5)

-- 1833 December 18
Joseph Smith, Sen., was ordained Patriarch. (6)

Joseph Smith, Jr. ordains his father, Joseph Smith, Sr. as Presiding Patriarch and assistant to the President of the High Priesthood. (7)

-- December 18, 1833
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith saw Jehovah appear to Adam at Adam-ondi-Ahman. (1)

[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. The elders assembled and Joseph Smith dedicated the printing press. Later he pronounced blessings on his parents and siblings. (1)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph Smith gives the first patriarchal blessings in this dispensation to his parents, three brothers, and Oliver Cowdery. (8)

-- 1833, December 18
[Joseph Smith] Joseph Smith Sr. is ordained Patriarch to the Church. (9)

-- 18 Dec. 1833
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Smith Sr. is ordained patriarch to the church by the First Presidency in an emotional meeting, the minutes of which, kept by Oliver Cowdery, include his account of the restoration of the Aaronic priesthood. (10)

-- December 24, 1833
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smiths history reported the expulsion of four elderly families by the mobs from Independence, Missouri. (1)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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4 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
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6 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
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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
10 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books

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