6 April 1841 (Tuesday Morning). Temple Site.

Times and Seasons 2 (15 April 1841): 382[1]

The first presidency superintended the laying of the Chief Corner Stone on the south east corner of the building, which done, Prest. J. Smith, arose and said, that the first corner stone of the Temple of Almighty God was laid, and prayed that the building might soon be completed, that the saints might have an habitation to worship the God of their fathers.

—6 April 1841


[1] See History of the Church, 4:329. Not in Teachings. The History of the Church entry is based on the Times and Seasons account. The cornerstones of the Nauvoo Temple were laid at the April 1841 General Conference of the Church.