12 November 1843 (Sunday). At Temple

[1] [2] As a matter of course we felt a desire to behold the Prophet Joseph—on the following day (Sunday) we proceeded to the Temple (then in an unfinished state) to hear him preach we were gratified in seeing & hearing him on that occasion & we soon felt & knew we were listening to one that had not been taught of men—So different were all his thoughts & language.

—12 November 1843


[1] Not in History of the Church or Teachings. The following report by William Rowley is here published for the first time.

[2] William Rowley was born 21 June 1798 at Litchfield, Staffordshire, England. Converted to the Church in England, Rowley arrived with a group of Saints in Nauvoo on 11 November 1843. The William Rowley Diary is located in Manuscripts Division, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.