On This Day

September 15, 1837

Ohio—
Rigdon, Smith, and Cowdery for use of Smith v. Woodworth: Execution was issued to Constable J. Markell.

About September 15, 1840

Nauvoo, Illinois—
The funeral for Joseph Smith Sr. was held. An editorial printed in the Church newspaper Times and Seasons on this date reported that Lilburn W. Boggs, former governor of Missouri, had demanded the extradition of Joseph Smith Jr. as a fugitive from justice.

September 15, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith put up a sign outside his home, explaining his decision to use the "Nauvoo Mansion" as a hotel.

September 15, 1843

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—
An account of the First Vision appears in the newspaper article of the Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette by David Nye White based on his interview with Joseph Smith in August 1843. The article was reprinted the following week in the New York Spectator.

On This Day—Expanded

September 15, 1837

Ohio—
Rigdon, Smith, and Cowdery for use of Smith v. Woodworth: Execution was issued to Constable J. Markell.

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.

About September 15, 1840

Nauvoo, Illinois—
The funeral for Joseph Smith Sr. was held. An editorial printed in the Church newspaper Times and Seasons on this date reported that Lilburn W. Boggs, former governor of Missouri, had demanded the extradition of Joseph Smith Jr. as a fugitive from justice.

About September 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
State v. Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith was charged with forgery.

September 15, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith put up a sign outside his home, explaining his decision to use the "Nauvoo Mansion" as a hotel.

September 15, 1843

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—
An account of the First Vision appears in the newspaper article of the Pittsburgh Weekly Gazette by David Nye White based on his interview with Joseph Smith in August 1843. The article was reprinted the following week in the New York Spectator.
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