July 6

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1830 - About this time, the Prophet Joseph arrives home in Harmony, Pennsylvania.  Even though the Church was less than four months old, the persecution had become intense and the Prophet Joseph and other leaders of the Church went into partial seclusion.  The Prophet Joseph received three revelations during this time that are recorded as Doctrine and Covenants 24, 25, and 26.  These revelations include the words, “Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have many” (Doctrine and Covenants 24:8) addressed to the Prophet Joseph, and the calling of Emma Smith to select hymns for use in the Church, “for my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me” (Doctrine and Covenants 25:12).

1835 - About this time, “some of the Saints at Kirtland purchased the mummies and papyrus” from Michael H. Chandler who had brought them on tour through Kirtland, Ohio.  The papyrus would become instrumental in the Prophet Joseph’s translation of the record of Abraham.  Also, the Prophet Joseph Smith received a certificate from Mr. Chandler affirming that Joseph's translation of the Egyptian hieroglyphics was correct. (History of the Church, 2:235)

1838 - The last group of faithful Saints, having gathered just south of the Temple, leave Kirtland, Ohio, for western Missouri.  Known as the Kirtland Camp, or poor camp, it consisted of over 500 people who left their homes in Kirtland for Zion in obedience to the commandment of the Lord to gather with the Prophet Joseph in Missouri.

1851 - The first stake in California is organized at San Bernardino.

1992 - Latter-day Saint career Scouter Rees A. Falkner is named National Director of the Boy Scouts of America.