State of Ohio v. Joseph Smith. Assault and battery charges were brought against Joseph Smith in the Court of Common Pleas by Calvin W. Stoddard, Joseph's brother-in-law (married to Sophronia). Joseph was acquitted.
Lake v. Smith: The parties appeared in court. Joseph Smith entered a plea of non assumpsit. Jurors were sworn. Before the jury deliberated the facts of the case, the court ruled that Lake had failed to provide evidence in support of his claim—requiring the court to order a nonsuit of the case. The court ordered Lake to pay Joseph Smith $25.64 for his costs of the suit and also to pay $10.86 to the court for its costs.
Lake v. Smith: A writ of collection (fieri facias) was issued and forwarded to Sheriff Jabez Tracy by Peter Thompson. It was returned on October 20, 1835, "wholly unsatisfied."
Joseph Smith met with the high council and, through the voice of the Spirit, decided to petition Missouri Governor Daniel Dunklin to restore lands to the Saints who had been driven off.
Lake v. Smith: Sheriff Jabez Tracy reported to the court that he was unable to recover any costs from Lake.
Joseph Smith prepared elders' licenses to send to Medina County for the Saints to obtain licenses to perform marriages, since the court in Geauga County had refused permission.
Leman Copley confessed to Joseph Smith that he had testified falsely against him in the Hurlbut case.
Scribner v. Smith: Sidney Rigdon, Joseph Smith, and Oliver Cowdery purchased 200 lbs. of lead pipe from merchant Jonathan F. Scribner for $790.91, due on October 16, 1836.
Newbould v. Rigdon, Smith, and Cowdery: The three defendants executed a six-month promissory note for $287.32 to pay for merchandise they purchased in Buffalo.
Kelley v. Rigdon, Smith, and Cowdery: Reynolds Cahoon, Jared Carter, and Hyrum Smith (operating as the firm of Cahoon, Carter & Co.) had executed a promissory note for $2,014.74 to pay John Ayers (who assigned it to A. C. Demerrit who assigned it to Hezekiah Kelley), payable in six months. Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Oliver Cowdery (most likely operating as Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery) assumed the obligation.
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