For the two months the Nauvoo temple was in operation (December 1845-February 1846), scribes carefully documented all activities and events taking place inside, including lectures on the endowment ceremony drama and sealing rituals. Their narratives begin with the lighting of fires and hauling of water each morning at 3:00 a.m. (many ordinance workers slept overnight in the temple) to late-night celebratory dancing ( We danced unto the Lord, Brigham Young explained) and Sunday sermons delivered to the recently endowed. ...

The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History 2005, Signature Books

ISBN-13: 9781560851875