Joseph Smith stayed at home and took medicine for a bilious attack.
Joseph Smith married Eliza Roxcy Snow, sister of Lorenzo Snow, as a plural wife.
Joseph Smith bought a horse, which he named Jo Duncan after Joseph Duncan, Whig candidate for Illinois governor, who had attacked Mormon charters. Joseph Smith supported Duncan's opponent, Democrat Thomas Ford.
After finding a despairing letter by Orson Pratt and fearing that he intended to take his own life, Joseph organized a search for him. Elder Pratt returned that evening.
Joseph Smith rode out to the prairie with his clerk William Clayton, hoed some potatoes, and dined with Cornelius P. Lott, who maintained Joseph Smith's farm.
Joseph Smith attended a meeting at a grove near the Nauvoo Temple but became sick and stayed at home the rest of the day.
Joseph Smith took Sarah Ann Whitney, daughter of Newel K. and Elizabeth Ann Whitney, as a plural wife. The ceremony was performed by Sarah Ann's father.
Joseph Smith and fifteen other brethren practiced fencing with Colonel Brewer.
Joseph Smith held a private council after dark with his wife Emma, his brother Hyrum, and a few others at the lower end of an island in the river. His legal position was discussed and lawyers were retained to represent him in Iowa and Illinois.
Joseph Smith's wife Emma eluded detection by the sheriff while taking a carriage to visit her husband, who was in hiding.
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