April 7–9, 1834
Ohio v. Doctor Philastus Hurlbut: The trial continued with seventeen prosecution witnesses and four defense witnesses testifying. Judge Birchard ruled that Joseph Smith had sufficient cause to file a complaint. Hurlbut was ordered to pay the court costs and enter into a $200 recognizance to keep the peace for six months.
History of the Church, Joseph Smith, 2:47
LDS Church Archives, Joseph Smith Legal Papers series,
Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters, Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch,
Read peer-reviewed articles about Joseph Smith and other Church history topics from BYU Studies. Visit byustudies.byu.edu.