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

Michigan—
Joseph Smith visited Michigan; he returned to Kirtland on August 23, 1835.
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August 1837

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

April 5, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith met Oliver Cowdery for the first time.

April 6, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith incurred a debt in purchasing a small home and land from his father-in-law, Isaac Hale.

About April 7, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith began dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery. At about this time, Joseph also received Doctrine and Covenants 6, a revelation to Oliver concerning translation.
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About April 9, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received through the Urim and Thummim Doctrine and Covenants 7, a revelation answering their inquiry as to whether John the Beloved had tarried in the flesh or had died.

About April 10, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 8, a revelation for Oliver Cowdery granting to him the gift of translation.

April 14, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith commenced the second week of dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery.
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About April 16, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 9, a revelation directing Oliver Cowdery to be content to write rather than attempt to translate.

April 21 to about May 10, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith continued dictating the translation of the Book of Mormon to Oliver Cowdery.
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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.

May or June 1829

Palmyra, New York—
Martin Harris's wife, Lucy, filed a complaint against Joseph Smith, attempting to prove that he never had gold plates.

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