5 April 1844 (Friday Morning). Near Temple

[1] At 10 o'clock I attended near the Temple, where the word of God was proclaimed by Mr. A. M. Lyman, and others, and at the close of whose addresses Joseph Smith in a plain and familiar style satisfactorily closed. The text was 104th verse of 119th Psalm (through thy precepts I get understanding &c).

—5 April 1844


[1] Not in History of the Church or Teachings. The reporter is unnamed in the newspaper, but circumstantial evidence shows him to be Dr. G. W. Goforth. An announcement in the Nauvoo Neighbor (20 March 1844) indicated that Joseph Smith would preach King Follett's funeral sermon this day, but it was deferred until Sunday.