LDS History, October 23, 1835

-- October 23, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith united with a group of the brethren to pray to the Lord for special blessings on the Saints. (1)

-- 26 Oct. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Samuel is charged in Chardon with avoiding military duty, is fined $20, and sells a cow to pay the fine. (2)

-- October 27, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith prayed concerning his brother Samuel Smiths sick wife and received a promise from the Lord that she would be delivered of a living child, and be spared. (1)

-- 27 Oct. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Samuel's wife, Mary Bailey Smith, almost dies giving birth to Susanna Bailey Smith, their first child. Frederick G. Williams helps her. Joseph prays. (2)

-- 29 Oct. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. and William disagree over the case of the Elliots whipping their fifteen-year-old daughter; Joseph defends the parents. When Lucy attempts to testify, Joseph objects because the matter is settled. William accuses him of doubting their mother's testimony, and the two brothers almost come to blows before Joseph Sr. and Lucy intervene. (2)

-- 30 Oct. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] The high council censures William. (2)

-- October 31, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smiths brother William Smith commenced a period of rebellion after a disagreement he and Joseph had on October 29. (1)

-- 31 Oct. 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Hyrum tries to reconcile Joseph and William. Joseph agrees to confess if William will. William starts spreading stories about Joseph, convinces Samuel. Lucy does not mention this episode. (2)

-- During 1835 Fall
[Joseph Smith] Worked periodically on book of Abraham translation, Kirtland. (3)

-- November 1, 1835
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Revelation of November 1, 1835. Reynolds Cahoon is rebuked for "his iniquities, his covetous and dishonest principles. ". (4)

-- about November 3, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith assisted in organizing the School of the Prophets and then dedicated the school in the name of Jesus Christ. (1)

-- November 3, 1835
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Revelation of November 3, 1835. The Twelve are condemned for not being humble, coveting funds. William will return. The rest must pray and have faith. He will yet become a polished shaft in the Lord's quiver and none shall be mightier than he. He must repent or be brought low, but David Patten, Orson Hyde, and William E. McLellin are worse. Parable of the twelve sons.
Next month, when Orson learns that William is a secret partner in the church store and receives preferential treatment, he complains bitterly and asks Joseph to rescind the revelation. Orson Hyde's 1835 Complaint. (4)

-- November 5, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith healed Thomas Burdick through the laying on of hands. (1)

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