13 or 20 June 1841 (Sunday). In Front of Temple.

Joliet Courier and Times and Seasons 2 (2 August 1841): 498.[1]

13 or 20 June 1841 (Sunday), On Sunday I attended one of their meetings, in front of the Temple now building, and one of the largest buildings in the state. There could not have been less than 2,500 people present, and as well appearing as any number that could be found in this or any state. Mr. Smith preached in the morning, and one could have readily learned, then, the magic by which he has built up this society, because, as we say in Illinois, "they believe in him," and in his honesty.

—13 or 20 June 1841


[1] See History of the Church, 4:381. Not in Teachings. The History of the Church entry is based on the Times and Seasons account.