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, , 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, , 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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