LDS History, January 19, 1841

-- January 19, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Joseph receives revelation to build a temple in Nauvoo ; the ordinance of baptism for the dead is officially introduced. (1)

-- 1841 19 January
[Joseph Smith] [Joseph Smith] Revelation, construction of Nauvoo House and Nauvoo temple (D&C 124). (2)

-- 21/24 Jan. 1841
[Lucy Mack Smith] Hyrum is called as assistant president in the First Presidency replacing Oliver Cowdery, while William Law replaces Hyrum as second counselor. Hyrum's ordination as Patriarch to the Church is confirmed. (3)

-- 24 January 1841 - 8 April 1841
[1st Presidency Changes] Joseph Smith, Jr. Hyrum Smith (Assistant President) Sidney Rigdon (never ordained an apostle) William Law (never ordained an apostle) John Smith (never ordained an apostle, Assistant Counselor) Hyrum Smith called as Assistant President of the Church; William Law replaces Hyrum Smith as Second Counselor (4)

-- 25 Jan. 1841
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy Bailey Smith, the fourth child and third daughter of Samuel Harrison Smith and Mary Bailey Smith, is born about this time; Mary dies on this date. (3)

-- January 26, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Oliver Granger. (5)

-- January 30, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. At a special conference, Joseph Smith was unanimously elected sole Trustee-in-Trust for the Church. (5)

-- 30 Jan. 1841
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph is elected sole trustee-in-trust for the church, a lifetime appointment. (3)

-- During 1841 January
During this month the first English edition of the Book of Mormon was published. (6)

-- February 1, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Joseph is voted in as a councilman for the city of Nauvoo. (1)

-- 1 Feb. 1841
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Nauvoo Charter takes effect. John C. Bennett is elected mayor with aldermen Samuel H. Smith, Daniel H. Wells, and Newel K. Whitney. The city council consists of Joseph, Hyrum, and Don Carlos Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Charles C. Rich, John T. Barnett, Wilson Law, John P. Greene, and Vinson Knight. (3)

-- February 3, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. At a meeting organizing the city council of Nauvoo, Joseph Smith gave the opening prayer, presented bills concerning the University of Nauvoo and the Nauvoo Legion, and was sworn in as a member of the council. (5)

-- February 4, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith attended a court martial organizing the Nauvoo Legion and was elected lieutenant general. (5)

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3 - 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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5 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
6 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
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