On This Day

December 14, 1836

Geauga County, Ohio—
Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon, Carter, Smith, Rigdon, Cowdery, and Smith: Reynolds Cahoon, Jared Carter, and Hyrum Smith (operating as the firm of Cahoon, Carter & Co.) and Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and Joseph Smith (operating as the firm of Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery) executed a promissory note to pay Gardner & Patterson $596.46, payable at the Bank of Geauga on January 14, 1837.

December 14, 1840

Carthage, Illinois—
Hibbard for use of Hungerford & Livingston v. Miller: Justice of the Peace Marshall created a copy of the judgment for the Hancock County Circuit Court.

December 14, 1840

Ravenna, Ohio—
State v. Auken: Clerk William Coolman Jr. received $6.04 from Sheriff Dewey.

December 14, 1841

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith began unpacking and sorting the dry goods for his Red Brick Store on the corner of Granger and Water Streets.

December 14, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith's delegation at Springfield, Illinois, made an affidavit that he was in Illinois on May 6, the day of the assassination attempt of former Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs.

December 14, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith received a letter from Illinois Governor Thomas Ford in which he claimed no place to interfere in individual crimes committed against the Saints in this matter and that punishment belonged to the judicial power and not to the executive.

On This Day—Expanded

November or December 1825

Manchester, New York—
Joseph Smith's family moved into the frame home that Joseph's brother Alvin had begun before his death in 1823. The home was completed sometime after October 25, 1825.

December 1827 to February 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith copied characters from the book of Lehi on the plates and translated them using the Urim and Thummim.
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December 14, 1836

Geauga County, Ohio—
Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon, Carter, Smith, Rigdon, Cowdery, and Smith: Reynolds Cahoon, Jared Carter, and Hyrum Smith (operating as the firm of Cahoon, Carter & Co.) and Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and Joseph Smith (operating as the firm of Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery) executed a promissory note to pay Gardner & Patterson $596.46, payable at the Bank of Geauga on January 14, 1837.

December Term, 1839

Daviess County, Missouri—
Missouri v. Gates: The case accusing Joseph Smith and several other Mormons of treason was dismissed from the Daviess County Circuit Court because the accuseds were no longer in the state.

December 1839

Washington, DC—
Joseph Smith gave a public sermon on Latter-day Saint beliefs to an audience that included several members of Congress.

December 14, 1840

Carthage, Illinois—
Hibbard for use of Hungerford & Livingston v. Miller: Justice of the Peace Marshall created a copy of the judgment for the Hancock County Circuit Court.

December 14, 1840

Ravenna, Ohio—
State v. Auken: Clerk William Coolman Jr. received $6.04 from Sheriff Dewey.

December 14, 1841

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith began unpacking and sorting the dry goods for his Red Brick Store on the corner of Granger and Water Streets.

About December 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Dana v. Brink: Joseph Smith sat as a judge (Nauvoo Mayor's Court) in the case that charged William B. Brink with committing malpractice while delivering Charles A. Dana's wife's baby.

December 14, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith's delegation at Springfield, Illinois, made an affidavit that he was in Illinois on May 6, the day of the assassination attempt of former Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs.

December 14, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Joseph Smith received a letter from Illinois Governor Thomas Ford in which he claimed no place to interfere in individual crimes committed against the Saints in this matter and that punishment belonged to the judicial power and not to the executive.
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