Mormon History, Nov 1, 1838

-- Nov 1, 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Hyrum and Amasa M. Lyman are arrested and put with the other prisoners. (1)

[Missouri War] General Lucas holds a court-martial of seven Mormon leaders. Opposition of General Doniphan and others prevents the execution of Mormon prisoners. (2)

[Missouri War] Joseph Smith advises Mormon troops at Far West and Diahman to surrender. Mormon War ends. (2)

-- Nov 2, 1838
Sampson Avard captured. Prisoners say good-bye to their families in Far West, then leave for Independence, camping overnight at Crooked river. (3)

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smiths wife and children wept as the guards thrust them away with their swords and took the Prophet under heavy guard toward Independence, Missouri. (4)

[Joseph Smith] After a short trial, General Lucas orders the leaders of the church to be executed. General Doniphan refuses, recognizing the charges were inaccurate and that little solid information about the events of the conflict was known. Far West is plundered, and several other leaders are captured. After being allowed a brief good-bye, the leaders are led away to Independence for imprisonment and trial. (5)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucas orders Alexander W. Doniphan to execute Joseph and Hyrum. Doniphan refuses. Lucy and her daughter Lucy bid goodbye to Joseph and Hyrum at Far West, and they are driven to Independence. Joseph Sr. collapses with grief and anxiety. (1)

[Missouri War] Mormons forced to deed over their property to pay expenses for the war. This part of the surrender agreement is later declared illegal. (2)

-- Nov 3, 1838
Joseph predicts none of the prisoners will lose their lives during captivity. Camp reaches Missouri river. (3)

Crooked River, Ray County, Missouri. While traveling under heavy guard toward Independence, Missouri, Joseph Smith prophesied to his fellow prisoners that none of their lives would be taken. (4)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph prophesies that none of the prisoners are going to die. (5)

-- (Sun) Nov 4, 1838
Ebenezer Robinson, Edward Partridge, Isaac Morley, and other Mormons arrested by General John B. Clark and are taken to Richmond. Clark requires Mormons to give up weapons, and sign over their land in Caldwell Co. to the State (to help reimburse militia salaries, etc.). Clark orders the Mormons to leave Missouri before the 1839 crop planting. (6)

-- Nov 4, 1838
Camp reaches Independence, Missouri. General Clark takes fifty-six men prisoner at Far West. (3)

1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
2 - LeSueur, Stephen C., The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839
3 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"
4 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
5 - Wikipedia, Joseph Smith Chronology,,_Jr.
6 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,

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