LDS History, Mar 4, 1844

-- Mar 4, 1844
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith held a council with the First Presidency, the Twelve Apostles, the temple committee, and others, emphasizing the importance of finishing the Nauvoo Temple and having it paid for. He proposed James Arlington Bennet as his vice-presidential running mate. (1)

-- Mar 11, 1844
The General Council (Council of Fifty) organized in Nauvoo. (2)

Council of Fifty organized. (3)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith attended an organizational meeting of the Council of Fifty, a group assigned to assist with strategic planning for the Church. (1)

[Joseph Smith] Organizes Council of Fifty. (4)

[Lucy Mack Smith] The Council of Fifty is organized at Nauvoo. (5)

-- Mar 12, 1844
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith told Brother Joseph C. Cole that the upstairs room in the Prophets Red Brick Store was needed for more important purposes than the school, which could be moved to Henry Millers house. (1)

-- Mar 16, 1844
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Relief Society holds its last meeting with a membership of 1,341. At this and the preceding meeting, Emma had strongly preached adherence to Joseph's publicly articulated standards of sexual virtuea stand that amounted to a repudiation of "private" teachingsand had the sisters vote by uplifted hand to sustain Joseph Smith's "Voice of Innocence." (5)

-- Mar 22, 1844
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith advised the Seventies to rebuild the Seventies Hall by demolishing the existing walls and building a more permanent two-story edifice on the foundation. (1)

-- Mar 23, 1844
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith and William Clayton appealed for donations for supplies for Latter-day Saint lumbermen laboring in Wisconsin. (1)

-- Mar 24, 1844
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph accuses Dr. Robert Foster, Joseph H. Jackson, William and Wilson Law, and Chauncey L. Higbee of conspiring against him. (5)

-- Mar 25, 1844
[Lucy Mack Smith] Emma C. Salisbury, sixth child and third daughter of Katharine Smith Salisbury and Wilkins J. Salisbury, is born at Fountain Green, Hancock County, Illinois. (5)

-- Mar 30, 1844
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith investigated a robbery of the Keystone Store. (1)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith prepared a written message for United States president John Tyler, requesting permission to enlist 100,000 men to help protect Americans seeking to settle in Oregon and other areas within United States territory, and to help provide security for the independent republic of Texas. (1)

-- Mar 31, 1844
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith signed two petitions to the United States Congress and one to United States president John Tyler that he wrote the previous day. (1)

-- During 1844, March
[Joseph Smith] In a meeting with the Twelve Apostles and others, charges the Twelve to govern the Church in the event of his death, explaining that he has conferred upon them all the ordinances, authority, and keys necessary to do so. (6)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
3 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
4 - Joseph Smith Papers, Timeline of Events,
5 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah
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