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

About April 25, 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith performed the first miracle after the organization of the Church by casting a devil out of Newel Knight.

June 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith received by revelation what is now the first chapter of the book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price.

June 9, 1830

Fayette, New York—
Joseph Smith conducted the first conference of the Church since its organization, with about thirty members assembled.

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.

June 28, 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith's wife, Emma, and twelve others were baptized by Oliver Cowdery at the Joseph Knight farm.

June 30, 1830

Fayette, New York—
Joseph Smith's brother Samuel departed on one of the first missions for the Church, traveling into Ontario, Monroe, and Livingston counties in New York.
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About June 30, 1830

South Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York—
People v. Smith: Joseph Smith was tried and discharged by Justice of the Peace Joel Noble on charges of being a disorderly person for claiming that he could discover lost goods.

About July 1, 1830

Broome County, New York—
People v. Smith: Joseph Smith was re-arrested and taken to Broome County to be tried again on the charge of being a disorderly person before Justice of the Peace Joseph Chamberlin. Joseph Smith was acquitted again.

About July 4, 1830

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 24, a revelation relating to his and Oliver Cowdery's callings.

About July 5, 1830

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 25, a revelation directing Emma, the "elect lady," to assemble the first hymnbook for the Church.

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