LDS History, October 19, 1840

-- October 19, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith wrote a letter to the Saints in Kirtland reproving them for neglect of their brethren and sisters during the Missouri persecutions. (1)

-- During 1840 Autumn
Work on the Nauvoo Temple begins. (2)

-- During Oct. 1840
[Lucy Mack Smith] Orson Pratt in Scotland prints Joseph Smith's first vision. (3)

-- December 12, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Newel K. Whitney. (1)

-- December 15, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to the Twelve Apostles on missions in Great Britain. (1)

-- 15 Dec. 1840
[Lucy Mack Smith] William Smith publishes a letter in the Times and Seasons defending himself for refusing to serve further missions. (3)

-- 1840 16 December
Nauvoo Charter signed by Illinois governor Thomas Carlin. (4)

-- 1840 December 16
The charter of the city of Nauvoo became a law. (5)

-- December 16, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. The city of Nauvoo was granted its charter from the state of Illinois, making it an official city with various government rights and protections. (1)

-- 16 Dec. 1840
[Lucy Mack Smith] Governor Thomas Carlin signs the Nauvoo Charter, effective 1 February 1841. It was written by Joseph Jr., John C. Bennett, and Robert B. Thompson; Bennett pushes it through the legislature in twenty-one days. (3)

-- 1840 Dec 16
[Lucy Mack Smith] Charter for city of Nauvoo, Nauvoo Legion, and university granted. (6)

-- December 20, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. After being called upon by the high council to decide a case, Joseph Smith acquitted the charges against Robert D. Foster. (1)

-- December 30, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smiths history included an extensive list of books, pamphlets, and letters published for and against the Latter-day Saints during the past year. (1)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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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 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
6 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
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