LDS History, 1835, July

-- During 1835, July
[Joseph Smith] Obtains Egyptian papyri containing writings of Abraham. (1)

-- During 1835 July
[Lucy Mack Smith] Egyptian mummies purchased from Michael Chandler. (2)

-- 1835 17 August
Doctrine and Covenants accepted by the Saints as a standard work. (3)

-- 1835, August 17
The Doctrine and Covenants accepted as a standard work of the Church, Kirtland, Ohio. (4)

-- 1835 August 17
At a general assembly at Kirtland, the Book of Doctrine and Covenants was accepted as a rule of faith and practice. (5)

The church unanimously adopts D&C 134 concerning the relationship between church, government, and individuals. Among the assertions the church makes are that governments are instituted by God for the benefit of man; that government should protect the freedom of men to worship as they please; that all men should uphold their government and laws; that churches should not exercise civil powers; and that individuals are justified in defending themselves and their property. (6)

-- August 17, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith presided at a general assembly of the priesthood and of the Church, where the book Doctrine and Covenants was presented and accepted as scripture. (7)

[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. The assembled body of the Church voted unanimously to accept the declaration of belief regarding governments and laws in general now contained in Doctrine & Covenants 134. (7)

[Joseph Smith] The Doctrine and Covenants, a group of revelation received by Joseph Smith, is accepted as doctrine of the Church. (8)

-- 1835 August 17
[Joseph Smith] Church conference approved publication of Doctrine and Covenants, Kirtland. (9)

-- 17 Aug. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] The general assembly approves the Doctrine and Covenants and also an Article on Marriage while Joseph Jr. is in Michigan. (10)

-- August 17, 1835
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 134. The rights and prerogatives of civil governments and religions. Preeminence of conscience, property rights, self-defense. No interference with bond-servants (slaves).
Presented to the general assembly of August 17, 1835 with the Article on Marriage by W. W. Phelps and adopted by unanimous consent to be included in the 1835 D&C. Generally believed to have been written by Oliver Cowdery. Joseph Smith and Frederick G. Williams were in Wisconsin at the time.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 102/ Minutes of August 17, 1835.
Of Governments and Laws in General. (11)

-- August 23, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith arrived back in Kirtland after his visit to the Saints in Michigan. (7)

1 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
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5 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
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7 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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9 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
10 - 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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