LDS History, May 29, 1845

-- May 29, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] Brigham Young, at a meeting of the Twelve, "prayed that the Lord would overrule the movements of William Smith who is endeavoring to ride the Twelve down." (1)

-- May 30, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy addresses a meeting of the Twelve, calling them "her children." Brigham Young promises that the Twelve "would do all that we could for them" [the Smiths]. (1)

-- During May 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] Eliza R. Snow writes a poetic tribute to Lucy. (1)

-- ca. Jun 1, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] William, in an issue of the Times and Seasons dated 15 May (it appeared late), reviews the sufferings of the Smith family in founding the church and asks for the support of the community; he gives qualified endorsement to the Twelve. (1)

-- Jun 17, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] John Taylor visits Lucy and reads part of her finished manuscript. (1)

-- Jun 22, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] William Smith marries Mary Jane Rollins. He also marries Mary Ann Sheffield polygamously (for him) and polyandrously (for her). Mary Jane leaves him in August. Mary Ann considers the marriage at an end when he leaves Nauvoo later that year. (1)

-- Jun 23, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] John Taylor writes an editorial which is published shortly thereafter in the Times and Seasons bearing the date 1 June designating William as Patriarch to the Church rather than Patriarch over the Church. (1)

-- Jun 27, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] In a family meeting, Lucy describes a three-part vision she has had the night before, showing William Smith as head of the church but surrounded by men who seek his life. (1)

-- Jun 30, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] Most of the Twelve, including Brigham Young and Orson Pratt, meet with Lucy and her family. William, offended by heavy-handed persuasion from John Smith and George A. Smith, refuses to attend but sends a letter affirming that he wants only his inheritance as church patriarch. The matter is smoothed over. (1)

-- Jul 8, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy's birthday; she thinks she is sixty-nine (actually seventy). She dictates Chapter 44 and the preface after that date. (1)

-- Jul 9, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] At a banquet for about fifty members of the Smith family, Lucy "addressed her kindred and the audience in a feeling and pathetic manner." (1)

-- Jul 18, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy copyrights her manuscript. (1)

-- Aug 2, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] Brigham Young takes Lucy out to choose a lot for herself. She also requests the carriage and a house. He loans her the carriage. (1)

-- Aug 17, 1845
[Lucy Mack Smith] William Smith gives a sermon in which he declares his "belief in the doctrine of a plurality of wives" and soon leaves Nauvoo. (1)

-- Sep 16, 1845
[Deseret] Phineas Wilcox was stabbed to death by fellow Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, because he was believed to be a Christian spy. Wilcox was one of the first victims of "blood atonement," a Mormon doctrine conceived of by Brigham Young, according to which murder is sometimes necessary in order to save a sinful soul. (2)

-- Sep 24, 1845
The authorities of the Church made a treaty with the mob, to evacuate Nauvoo the following spring. (3)

1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
2 - Legends of America, Old West Timeline,
3 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
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