LDS History, July 2, 1834

-- July 2, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Liberty, Missouri. Joseph Smith told the brethren in Zions Camp that they could avoid a second plague of cholera by humbling themselves and covenanting to obey the Lords commandments. (1)

-- 1834, July 3
Presidency and High Council organized, Clay Co., MO, David Whitmer, president. (2)

-- July 3, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Liberty, Missouri. Joseph Smith organized a high council from members of the assembled high priests; he also organized the first Missouri stake with presidents David Whitmer, William W. Phelps, and John Whitmer. (1)

-- 1834 July 7
Twelve High Priests in Clay County, Missouri is organized into a High Council. David Whitmer is ordained president of the council, and John Whitmer and William Wines Phelps are ordained as counselors. Joseph Smith, while ordaining David Whitmer, also appoints him as "Prophet, Seer, Revelator, and Translator" and mentions that he (Whitmer) should succeed him if Joseph "did not live to see God himself." (3)

-- July 7, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Liberty, Missouri. Joseph Smith assembled with the high council in the home of Lyman Wight and gave them instructions pertaining to their callings. (1)

-- 1834 July 7
[Joseph Smith] Organized high council for church in Missouri and ordained David Whitmer president of the church in Missouri and potential successor to JS, Liberty Township. (4)

-- 9 July 1834
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. and Hyrum start for Kirtland with Frederick G. Williams and others. (5)

-- about August 1, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith arrived in Kirtland from Missouri after a tedious journey from the midst of enemies, mobs, cholera, and excessively hot weather. (1)

-- 1834 Aug 1
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. returns to Kirtland. (6)

-- August 11, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Elder Sylvester Smith accused Joseph Smith of criminal conduct during his journey to and from Missouri, but later confessed that his accusation was false and asked Joseph Smith for forgiveness. (1)

-- 13 Aug. 1834
[Lucy Mack Smith] Samuel Harrison Smith marries Mary Bailey. (5)

-- August 16, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith wrote instructions to the high council of the Church in Missouri and urged them to sign a petition to Governor Daniel Dunklin of Missouri requesting his protection. (1)

-- 1834 August 16
[Joseph Smith] Joseph writes Lyman Wight that September 11, 1836 "is the appointed time for the redemption of Zion." Joseph to Lyman Wight and others, August 16, 1834 in JS personal, 2nd ed., 347-350; HC 2:144146. 1834
" I, the Lord, will to retain a strong hold in the land of Kirtland, for the space of five years, in the which I will not overthrow the wicked, that thereby I may save some." D&C 64:21 (7)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
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4 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
5 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
6 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
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