Joseph Smith Jr.

On This Day

May–July 1818

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Joseph Smith Sr. created a list of damages sustained by "fraud or ducet" when he and Alvin Smith had purchased two deficient horses from Jeremiah Hurlbut.

Summer 1829

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 19, a revelation to Martin Harris concerning repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Martin was commanded to pay the debt that he had contracted with the printer for the publication of the Book of Mormon.

In 1830

Hiram, Ohio—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 74, a revelation answering some of his questions about Paul's teachings in 1 Corinthians 7:14.

July 1832

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith completed his work on the inspired translation of the New Testament.
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July 1835

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith Joseph Smith "was continually engaged in translating an alphabet to the Book of Abraham, and arranging a grammar of the Egyptian language as practiced by the ancients."
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July 22, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio—
Cahoon, Carter and Co. for use of Smith v. Draper: Joseph Smith obtained a summons against Marvin C. Draper for payment of a promissory note made payable to Cahoon, Carter & Co. for $4.49 and it was returned "served by copy."

July 22, 1839

Commerce, Illinois, to Montrose, Iowa—
Joseph Smith, Wilford Woodruff, and others miraculously healed the Saints of illnesses that had taken hold on both sides of the Mississippi River; this day is known as a great day of healing in Church history.

July 22, 1840

Nauvoo, Illinois—
After William W. Phelps requested forgiveness, Joseph Smith dictated a letter granting that forgiveness and inviting him to return to the Church.
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July 22, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Nauvoo City Resolution: Upheld the character of Joseph Smith, and organized petitions to the Governor not to issue a writ against Joseph Smith.

July 22, 1842

Independence, Missouri—
Missouri Governor Thomas Reynolds issued a requisition to Illinois Governor Thomas Carlin for the extradition of Joseph Smith and Orrin Porter Rockwell in connection with the Boggs shooting.

December 22, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
State v. Eagle: On a complaint of Joseph Smith, John Eagle was charged with robbery and assault with the intent to kill Richard Badham. The defendant was discharged for want of evidence. The case was heard before Justices of the Peace Aaron Johnson and Robert D. Foster.
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Events

December 23, 1805

Sharon, Vermont—
Joseph Smith Jr. was born to Lucy Mack Smith and Joseph Smith Sr.

1813

West Lebanon, New Hampshire—
Joseph Smith's leg was operated on by Dr. Nathan Smith of Dartmouth Medical School. In convalescence Joseph traveled with his uncle Jesse Smith to Salem, Massachusetts.

November 18, 1814

Tunbridge, Vermont—
Jesse Smith files his protest objecting to changes in the organization of his local congregation.

Late 1816

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith moved with his mother and siblings to Palmyra, New York, from Norwich, Vermont. Joseph Smith Sr. had gone to Palmyra earlier in the year to investigate the move.

March 27, 1818

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Joseph Smith Sr. and Alvin Smith executed a promissory note to pay Jeremiah Hurlbut $65.00 in grain for the purchase of two horses.

May–July 1818

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Joseph Smith Sr. created a list of damages sustained by "fraud or ducet" when he and Alvin Smith had purchased two deficient horses from Jeremiah Hurlbut.

August 10, 1818

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Joseph Smith Sr. and Alvin Smith transferred $53.00 in "crops on the ground" to Hurlbut.

January 12, 1819

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Joseph Smith Sr. and Alvin Smith filed suit against Hurlbut in the Justice Court seeking damages for deficient horses they had bought from Hurlbut.

January 13, 1819

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Constable D. Uandee served the summons to Jeremiah Hurlbut.

February 6, 1819

Palmyra, New York—
Joseph Smith Jr. appeared as a credible witness in the case of Joseph Smith Sr. v. Jeremiah Hurlbut. The jury awarded the Smiths $40.78.

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