13 September 1843 (Wednesday). 
Joseph Smith Diary, by Willard Richards
2 oclock & 10 minutes Joseph introduced Mr. John Finch  of Liverpool England to give an address on his views of the social system. agreeable to Mr. Owens  System 1 evils society is suffering. 2 causes which produce them. 3 best means of removing them. Spoke on the first two points Joseph spoke and Finch replied &c all pleasantly.—
—13 September 1843
 See History of the Church, 6:32. Not in Teachings. The original source for the entry in the History of the Church appears to be the Joseph Smith Diary, by Willard Richards.
 John Finch from Liverpool, England.
 Robert Owen was a British utopian socialist who believed in economic as well as political equality, and who considered competition debasing. He decided to establish an ideal society in America at New Harmony, Indiana.