On This Day

November 24, 1834

Geauga County, Ohio—
Dennis Lake v. Joseph Smith. A summons, issued by Dennis Lake as plaintiff, was served on Joseph Smith by Constable J. Ames. Lake alleged that Joseph had promised him a lot in Missouri if he would march with Zion's Camp, which he had done.

November 24, 1835

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph performed the marriage ceremony of Newel Knight and Lydia Goldthwaite, and Emma was also in attendance.

November 24, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
State v. Finch: John M. Finch petitioned the Nauvoo Municipal Court for a writ of habeas corpus. Finch had been charged with larceny for allegedly stealing a clothes brush belonging to Amos Davis. The petition for habeas corpus claimed warrant was illegal and did not conform to the laws of the state of Illinois. Finch was discharged by the court.

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.

November 24, 1834

Geauga County, Ohio—
Dennis Lake v. Joseph Smith. A summons, issued by Dennis Lake as plaintiff, was served on Joseph Smith by Constable J. Ames. Lake alleged that Joseph had promised him a lot in Missouri if he would march with Zion's Camp, which he had done.

November 24, 1835

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph performed the marriage ceremony of Newel Knight and Lydia Goldthwaite, and Emma was also in attendance.

November 1839

Commerce, Illinois—
While Joseph Smith traveled, the first issue of the Church newspaper Times and Seasons was published; it included one of Joseph's journal entries.
  • Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, Joseph Smith, pp. 470–82
  • Times and Seasons 1:2–9
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About November 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois—
City of Nauvoo v. Thomas J. Hunter and City of Nauvoo v. Amos Davis. Charges, respectively, were for slandering Joseph Smith and for using ridiculous and abusive language against Joseph Smith. Hunter was found guilty, but Joseph forgave the judgment. Davis was convicted, but the County Circuit Court reversed the conviction on May 24, 1843.
  • LDS Church Archives, Joseph Smith Legal Papers series 

November 24, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
State v. Finch: John M. Finch petitioned the Nauvoo Municipal Court for a writ of habeas corpus. Finch had been charged with larceny for allegedly stealing a clothes brush belonging to Amos Davis. The petition for habeas corpus claimed warrant was illegal and did not conform to the laws of the state of Illinois. Finch was discharged by the court.
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