LDS History, 29 Dec. 1835

-- 29 Dec. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] William is charged with speaking disrespectfully of Joseph and assaulting him. Joseph Smith Sr. gives fifteen patriarchal blessings. (1)

-- 1835
[Membership] Church Membership at end of year: 8,835
New Converts : 4,463
Percent Change from previous year: 102.08% (2)

-- During 1835 ca. December
[Joseph Smith] 17-29 Parents moved into his home, Kirtland. (3)

-- During 1835-1837
Warren Parrish -- primary scribal author for this period. Writings used in assembling The History of the Church (often cited as HC) (originally entitled History of Joseph Smith; first published under the title History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; nicknamed Documentary History of the Church or DHC) (4)

-- During 1835-1836
[Periodicals] Northern Times, The; Frederick G. Williams Kirtland, Ohio (News Paper) (5)

-- During 1835
[West] Texas revolted against Mexico. (6)

-- January 1, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith reconciled differences with his brother William and healed George A. Smith of inflammatory rheumatism. (7)

-- 1836 January 1
[Joseph Smith] Reconciled with brother William, Kirtland. (3)

-- 1 Jan. 1836
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Smith family meets with Martin Harris to help reconcile the differences between Joseph and William. Joseph Sr. offers a powerful prayer. William confesses his faults and the two brothers ask each other's forgiveness. Lucy and Emma are brought in as witnesses. (1)

-- 2 Jan. 1836
[Lucy Mack Smith] William confesses his faults to a church court and is forgiven. (1)

-- January 4, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. In the translating room of the Kirtland Temple, Joseph Smith met with and organized a school for the study of the Hebrew language. (7)

-- 4 Jan. 1836
[Lucy Mack Smith] Hebrew school begins. (1)

-- 6 Jan. 1836
[Lucy Mack Smith] William McLellin hires Joshua Seixas to teach Hebrew for seven weeks for $320. He begins teaching 19 January. (1)

1 - 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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3 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
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5 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
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7 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith

Clair Barrus