25 April 1841 (Sunday Morning). Near Temple.

Alexander Neibaur Diary [1] [2]

Showery fornoon; went to the preaching in the open air, a fine spot of land near the Temple—a platform for the speakers, seats prepared for the congregation. Br. Bennett [3] spoke first in respect to his profession, all caracter being injured by some of those who Prefesset to be Saints. Br. Law [4] followed on the principles of righteousness & unrighteousness, there having been some depratations being committed by some that once had been Saints but was cut off from the Church for misconduct. Elder Joseph the Prophet followed in very strong language determined to put down all iniquity.


[1] The following report by Alexander Neibaur is here published for the first time.

[2] Alexander Neibaur (1808-76), born in Ehrenbriesten, France (now Germany), was baptized by Isaac Russell in Preston, England, in April 1838. In 1841 he came to Nauvoo, where he practiced dentistry. The Neibaur Journal is located in the Church Archives.

[3] Dr. John Cook Bennett.

[4] William Law.