LDS History, 12 Dec. 1835

-- 12 Dec. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph attends a debate at William Smith's home. (1)

-- December 13, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith officiated in the marriages of Ebenezer Robinson to Angeline Works and Edwin Webb to Eliza Ann McWhithy. (2)

-- 15 Dec. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Orson Hyde complains to Joseph that the temple committee store extended more lenient credit to William Smith than to him. (1)

-- 1835 December 16
[Joseph Smith] Injured by brother William Smith, Kirtland. (3)

-- 16 Dec. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph attends a second debate at William's and wants to end the school because the debates are too heated. William, angry, assaults Joseph. (1)

-- December 17, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. After Orson Hyde read aloud a letter of complaint to the Prophet, Joseph Smith explained the objections he had set forth in it, and satisfied his mind upon every point, perfectly. (2)

-- 17 Dec. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy and Joseph Sr. visit Joseph Jr. to discuss the estrangement between him and William. (1)

-- December 18, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received and promptly replied to a letter from his brother William Smith in which William asked forgiveness for his abuse at a debate on December 16. (2)

-- 18 Dec. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] William writes to Hyrum asking forgiveness for fighting with Joseph and asking to be released from his apostleship. Joseph Jr. encourages him to keep the apostleship, to control his temper, and not to judge him. (1)

-- December 26, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 108, a revelation forgiving Lyman Sherman for his sins and calling him to serve in the Church. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith resumed his Hebrew studies with Brothers Warren Parrish and Frederick G. Williams. (2)

[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 108. Lyman Sherman's sins are forgiven, he will be ordained at solemn assembly and be authorized to preach. Be patient, support brethren.
Joseph Smith diary heading: The following is a revelation given to Lyman Sherman this day 26 Dec 1835.
Not published in the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants.
First published in the Deseret News, July 10, 1852.
"Lyman Sherman called and requested the word of the Lord through his servant Joseph, our author; he (Sherman) said he had been wrought upon for a long time to make [165] known to him (Joseph) with an assurance from the Lord that he would give him a revelation which should make known his duty. "/Diary-2,163-164;.
Joseph Smith Diary-2. (4)

-- December 29, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith preached for three hours to a large crowd at the Kirtland school, some of whom were Presbyterians. (2)

1 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
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