Temple Building Committee, February–November 1841

In September 1840 the church presidency announced its intention to build a in . During a general conference on 3 October 1840, JS spoke of the necessity to “build a house for the worship of God,” and the conference voted that , , and “be appointed a committee to build the same.” The three men continued to function as the temple building committee throughout the period from February through November 1841.
3 October 1840–30 November 1841
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    Robert Thompson, “To the Saints Scattered Abroad,” Times and Seasons, Oct. 1840, 1:178–179; Minutes and Discourse, 3–5 Oct. 1840. In the six months prior to this announcement, JS periodically referenced plans to construct a temple in Nauvoo. (“A Glance at the Mormons,” Alexandria [VA] Gazette, 11 July 1840, [2]; Discourse, ca. 19 July 1840.)  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.

    Alexandria Gazette. Alexandria, VA. 1834–1877.