Account of Meeting, 12 January 1841, as Reported by William P. McIntire
Account of Meeting, [, Hancock Co., IL], 12 [Jan. 1841]; in William P. McIntire, Notebook, pp. –; 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.
According to notes made by , JS attended a meeting on “Tuesday the 12th,” apparently in , Illinois. McIntire provided no further information on the date of the meeting, but he was presumably describing a gathering that occurred on 12 January 1841, a Tuesday. According to McIntire, the meeting was held at the home of a Mr. Davis, who may have been , a merchant residing in Nauvoo. The meeting was likely an installment of a weekly lyceum at which attendees gathered to discuss secular and religious topics. At the meeting, , , and one or two others addressed subjects that were apparently predetermined. In response to these speeches, JS remarked on vice, war, the role repentance and will play in God’s eternal judgment of humankind, and the varied durations of time that humans will suffer before being granted salvation. McIntire apparently took his notes during the meeting.
Lyon, T. Edgar. “The Account Books of the Amos Davis Store at Commerce, Illinois.” BYU Studies 19, no. 2 (Winter 1979): 241–243.