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Nauvoo Temple, December 12, 1845

I recently discovered the Mormon Church History blog, a blog that contains tons of primary-sourced information about the Church’s early history. Thanks to the wonder that is Google and Control F, I found information about the Clapps. 464 more words

Benjamin Lynn Clapp

Walking the Path of Commitment

By Kevin Smullin

Lately, I have found myself pondering about commitment and doing a self-check about where my commitments lie.

In that thought, the Prophet Joseph Smith once said: 945 more words

Life Experiences

Working in the Nauvoo Temple, December 6, 1845

From “Autobiography of Joseph Hovey”:

December 6, 1845. I was invited to go into the temple and receive the blessing that was for us. We arrived at the temple at one o’clock and were conducted by Brother Scovil to the washing room.

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Benjamin Lynn Clapp

An exciting day at church in 1846

During which the floor creaks and the congregation jumps out the window! From the autobiography of Norton Jacob 1804-1879, February 22, 1846:

Sunday, 22nd, a meeting was called and was held in the temple on the first floor.

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