24 July 1842 (Sunday Afternoon). Grove

Manuscript History of the Church[1]

This morning at home sick—Attended meeting at the Grove in the afternoon and spoke of brother Miller's [2] having returned with the good news that Bennett could not be able to accomplish his designs.

—24 July 1842


[1] See History of the Church, 5:82. Not in Teachings. The original source for the following account is most probably the "Book of the Law of the Lord." The William Mendenhall Diary account was not included in the first edition of Words and is here published for the first time.

[2] George Miller (1794-1856) was baptized in August 1839, and was appointed president of the Nauvoo House Association. The text has reference to Miller's assignment to go to Quincy, Illinois, and Jefferson City, Missouri, to confer with public officials regarding rumors that another demand was being issued by Missouri Governor Reynolds to extradite the Prophet.