Joseph Smith Jr.

On This Day

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.

August 21, 1834

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith sent Dr. Frederick G. Williams to Cleveland, Ohio, to administer to those who were sick with cholera.

August 1835

Joseph Smith visited Michigan; he returned to Kirtland on August 23, 1835.

August 1837

Joseph Smith spent most of August in Canada, where he preached, baptized, blessed the Saints, and strengthened the branches.

August Term, 1840

Boone County, Missouri—
State of Missouri v. Smith et al. (Boone Co. Circuit Court): The Boone County prosecuting attorney filed a nolle prosequi (meaning the prosecutor intended to proceed no further) in the treason case against Joseph Smith. This was a dismissal without prejudice, meaning the prosecutor was free to later change his mind. When these charges were revivied in 1842, the State of Missouri began again with a new indictment by a new grand jury.

August 21, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith received a letter written by Mr. J. Hall of Independence, Missouri, "breathing hard things against us as a people," which he forwarded along with some additional remarks to Illinois Governor Thomas Ford.
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About February 15, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith gave Martin Harris a transcript of characters from the book of Lehi on the gold plates and their translation, which Harris took to show scholars in Albany and New York City.

April 12, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Martin Harris returned to Joseph Smith's home in Harmony, where he began to help with the translation of the 116 Book of Mormon pages from the book of Lehi that were later lost.

June 14, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith completed the translation of the book of Lehi, and Martin Harris took the 116 manuscript pages to Palmyra, New York, to show selected members of his family as bound by covenant.

June 15, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph and Emma Smith's first child, a boy later named Alvin, was born but died within hours.

About July 1, 1828

Manchester, New York—
Joseph Smith arrived at his father's farm and learned from Martin Harris that the 116 manuscript pages of the book of Lehi had been lost.

About July 8, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received through the Urim and Thummim Doctrine and Covenants 3, a revelation calling him to repentance after entrusting Martin Harris with 116 pages of translation from the book of Lehi, which were lost.

November 25, 1828

Ontario County, New York—
Smith v. Worden: In the Supreme Court of Ontario County, a writ of collection was returned by Deputy George Smith of Wayne County, New York. The sheriff was given a writ of execution on Sylvester Worden's property. No more information has been found.

About February 1, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 4, a revelation for his father, Joseph Smith Sr., containing qualifications for missionary service.

Spring 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 10, a revelation about the designs of wicked men who had made alterations to the 116 lost manuscript pages. Parts of this revelation may have been received as early as summer 1828.

March 2, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
At the urging of Martin Harris, who sought assurance that Joseph Smith had the gold plates, Joseph received the revelation found in Doctrine and Covenants 5. Three witnesses to the Book of Mormon are promised.


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