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An Account of the Evacuation of Nauvoo by the Mormons in 1846

After a lengthy period of conflict between the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, and their non-Mormon neighbors, they negotiated a treaty, dated September 16, 1846, which gave the remaining Mormons five days to leave the city. 1,077 more words


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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Benjamin Lynn Clapp

Parable Of The Nobleman

It has been quite a while since my last entry and it’s not for lack of a desire to update, but because I have spent countless hours studying and pondering the scriptures, particularly the Book of Isaiah, which has been the focus of my attention for two years now and counting. 3,213 more words

Gospel Doctrine

Nauvoo, sacred site to Latter Day Saints

In May 2007, I visited Nauvoo, Ill., a former historic Mormon community of nearly 25,000 residents in the 1840s. The Latter Day Saints’ purported prophet, Joseph Smith, and his brother, Hyrum, lived there prior to their arrest and then mob killing in Carthage, Ill., in 1844. 227 more words