Account of Meeting and Discourses, circa 9 March 1841
Account of Meeting and JS, Discourses, [, Hancock Co., IL, ca. 9 Mar. 1841]. Featured version in William P. McIntire, Notebook, –; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Account of Meeting and Discourse, 5 Jan. 1841, as Reported by William P. McIntire.
On or around 9 March 1841, JS attended and spoke at the weekly meeting of the , Illinois, lyceum, a society dedicated to the education of adults. It was the tenth lyceum meeting that year for which recorded an entry in his notebook. In the meeting, a “father Cole” attempted to clarify what he had taught in a previous meeting about “the fullness of the Gospel” and the gift of the Holy Ghost. Cole’s clarification appears to have motivated JS’s subsequent remarks on the and the nature of the Godhead. JS spoke again later in the meeting on other topics, including Adam’s transgression and the measurement of time.wrote an account of the meeting, including JS’s sermons, in his notebook, presumably during the meeting or shortly thereafter. Although McIntire did not provide a date for the meeting, lyceum meetings appear to have been held every Tuesday in 1841, and because the account featured here is found in the tenth entry of McIntire’s notebook, the meeting most likely took place at the lyceum meeting held on 9 March, the tenth Tuesday of 1841.