LDS History, Mar 19, 1853

-- Mar 19, 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] Babbitt again passes through St. Louis, en route to Salt Lake City, having sold the manuscript to Orson Pratt. (1)

-- Apr 6, 1853
[Brigham Young] Lays the cornerstone for Salt Lake Temple. (2)

Salt Lake Temple cornerstones laid under direction of First Presidency. (3)

Cornerstones laid for Salt Lake Temple. (4)

The groundbreaking ceremony is held for the Salt Lake Temple. (5)

-- During Spring 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] Frederick Piercy also visits Lucy in Nauvoo. Her portrait appears in his Route from Liverpool (1)

-- early May 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] Orson Pratt sails for England to do genealogical research, taking Lucy's manuscript with him. He arranges for Samuel W. Richards, who publishes the Millennial Star, to print it. (1)

-- May 12, 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] A notice appears in the Star about the forthcoming publication. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] British convert Hannah Tapfield King visits Lucy in Nauvoo and finds her bedfast but alert. Lucy pronounces a mother's blessing on Hannah. (1)

-- Jul 23, 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] Horace S. Eldredge visits Lucy in Nauvoo. Her memory is still keen about "things that had transpired several years since." (1)

-- During 1853 July
Walker War began. (4)

-- During Summer 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] Brigham Young informs Pratt that The Seer contains unsound doctrine. (1)

-- Oct 15, 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] A second notice appears in the Star about the publication of Biographical Sketches. (1)

-- Oct 25, 1853
[Deseret] Paiute people attacked U.S. Army Captain John W. Gunnison and his party of 37 soldiers and railroad surveyors near Sevier Lake, Utah. Gunnison and seven other men were killed. (6)

-- Oct 28, 1853
[Lucy Mack Smith] Orson Pratt writes to Lucy from Washington, D.C., asking permission to publish the work in the United States. (No permission was needed in Great Britain.) (1)

-- Nov 1, 1853
The first number of the "Journal of Discourses" was published in England. (7)

1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),
6 - Legends of America, Old West Timeline,
7 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
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