LDS History, February 17, 1834

-- February 17, 1834
[Joseph Smith] The first stake of the Church is organized in Kirtland, Ohio; Joseph is the stake president. (1)

-- 1834 February 17
[Joseph Smith] Organized first high council, Kirtland. (2)

[Joseph Smith] D&C 102 (Kirtland): First high council is organized to settle "important difficulties" that cannot be settled by the church or bishop's council. Minutes of February 17, 1834 1834
Heber's Histories of Zion's Camp (3)

-- 17 Feb. 1834
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph organizes the first high council at Kirtland. (4)

-- 1834 Feb 17
[Lucy Mack Smith] High council is organized at Kirtland (D&C 102). (5)

-- February 17, 1834
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 102. High council: presidents and twelve counselors. Settle important difficulties. Presidents (First Presidency). Church president is president of council. Counselors casts lots. Rights of accused. President renders decision. Council majority can override. Councils abroad. Appeals. No appeal from the traveling high council (the Twelve) except to general authorities. Council members.
Several changes were made in the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants to reflect the addition of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to church administration. Of the changes noted below, only those in vs. 10, 11 were made after 1835. They were made in or before the 1876 edition. For a comparison of the original and revised minutes, see Minutes of February 17, 1834.
Revised minutes are from the Kirtland Council Minutes.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 5 heading: Minutes of the organization of the High Council of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kirtland, February 17, 1834.
Revised Minutes/Doctrine and Covenants 102.
Council of 24 high priests organize high council. (6)

-- February 19, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. During a meeting with the high council, Joseph Smith blessed other members of the council and received a blessing from his father. (7)

-- February 20, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. At a high council meeting Joseph Smith attended, the brethren discussed whether or not a transgression of the Word of Wisdom should deprive an official member from holding office in the Church. (7)

-- 1834 February 22
[Joseph Smith] Notified of condition of exiled Latter-day Saints in Clay County by Parley P. Pratt and Lyman Wight, Kirtland. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Parley P. Pratt and Lyman Wight arrive in Kirtland <. J. Whitmer, 72n4. (3)

-- 22 Feb. 1834
[Lucy Mack Smith] Parley P. Pratt and Lyman Wight arrive at Kirtland, destitute, having traveled all 800 miles on foot from Missouri to report conditions there. (4)

-- February 24, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 103, a revelation about the persecution and redemption of Zion in Missouri, with instructions to organize companies to go to the relief of the Saints in Jackson County. (7)

-- 1834 February 24
[Joseph Smith] Revelation in Kirtland commanding organization of expedition (later known as Zions Camp) to relieve Saints driven from Jackson County and to help them return to their properties. (2)

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2 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
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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 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
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7 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith

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