Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July 1843–29 February 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Editorial Note
On 19 October, JS asked to accompany him to , Illinois. As they traveled to Ramus later that day, JS mentioned that had “turned quite friendly & kind”—an indirect reference to the tensions JS and Emma had experienced the previous July and August over plural marriage. JS also told Clayton that Emma had recently received significant temple-related ordinances. JS spent the night of 19 October at ’s house in Ramus and, on the following evening, gave a discourse on “the advantages of the E. C. [everlasting covenant]” of eternal marriage, a topic he had addressed with Johnson and his wife, Melissa LeBaron Johnson, in May 1843. “He said there was two seals in the Priesthood,” Clayton recorded. “The first was that which was placed upon a man and woman when they made the covenant & the other was the seal which alloted to them their particular mansion.” Following JS’s discourse, “Johnson & his wife were united in an everlasting covenant.”
JS and returned to at two o’clock in the afternoon on 21 October. , unaware of JS’s departure to until 20 October, continued to make notations in JS’s journal but did not indicate JS’s presence in Nauvoo until 22 October.

19 October 1843 • Thursday
Thursday Oct 19. 1843. [15 lines blank] <​. married.—​> warm and pleasant the water has risen about 2 feet in the Missi[ssi]ppi— & is Rising [p. [139]]

Editorial Note
On 19 October, JS asked to accompany him to , Illinois. As they traveled to Ramus later that day, JS mentioned that had “turned quite friendly & kind”—an indirect reference to the tensions JS and Emma had experienced the previous July and August over plural marriage. JS also told Clayton that Emma had recently received significant temple-related ordinances. JS spent the night of 19 October at ’s house in Ramus and, on the following evening, gave a discourse on “the advantages of the E. C. [everlasting covenant]” of eternal marriage, a topic he had addressed with Johnson and his wife, Melissa LeBaron Johnson, in May 1843. “He said there was two seals in the Priesthood,” Clayton recorded. “The first was that which was placed upon a man and woman when they made the covenant & the other was the seal which alloted to them their particular mansion.” Following JS’s discourse, “Johnson & his wife were united in an everlasting covenant.”
JS and returned to at two o’clock in the afternoon on 21 October. , unaware of JS’s departure to until 20 October, continued to make notations in JS’s journal but did not indicate JS’s presence in Nauvoo until 22 October.

19 October 1843 • Thursday
Thursday Oct 19. 1843. [15 lines blank] . married.— warm and pleasant the water has risen about 2 feet in the Mississippi— & is Rising [p. [139]]
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