September 25

1838 - The Kirtland Camp continued traveling across Missouri towards Far West. They had been told they would be harassed while traveling through the Huntsville area, but passed through without incident. They camped six miles west of Huntsville on Dark Creek, near where the Latter-day Saint community of Manti was being planned to be built. Due to persecution, Manti was never settled. They continue to hear rumors of the problems at Far West and Adam-ondi-Ahman but continue on with faith in the Lord. Also, General Parks, of the Missouri Militia, writes a letter to Governor Boggs informing him that the Saints “have shown no disposition to resist the laws, or of hostile intentions.” Several groups of militia were disbanded, but the Daviess county men were determined to “drive the Mormons with powder and lead.”

1841 - Hyrum Smith, Jr., son of Hyrum and Jerusha Smith, age seven years, died on this date in Nauvoo, Illinois. (History of the Church, 4:418)

1842 - The Prophet Joseph Smith spoke in the Grove in Nauvoo for “more than two hours, chiefly on the subject of persecution.” Also, The ship Medford sailed from Liverpool, England, with 214 Saints on board who were bound for Nauvoo, Illinois, to join with the Saints. (History of the Church, 5:165).

1928 - The first Institute building in the Church, adjacent to the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho, is dedicated by President Charles W. Nibley of the First Presidency. The program had started a year earlier with fifty-seven students being taught by J. Wyley Sessions.

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1984 - The Manila Philippines Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency.