Mormon History, Nov 9, 1838

-- Nov 9, 1838
Richmond, Missouri. Colonel Sterling Price chained Joseph Smith and the other prisoners together in an old vacant house. (1)

[Joseph Smith] Confined at Richmond, Ray County, pending outcome of court of inquiry. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr., Hyrum, and the five other prisoners are taken to Richmond, Ray County, where they are held in chains. (3)

-- Nov 10, 1838
Adam-ondi-Ahman court of inquiry concludes. All acquitted, but all families are ordered out with permission to go to Caldwell county until spring. (4)

Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt, Lyman Wight, and others charged with High Treason, murder, burglary, arson, robbery, and larceny. (5)

The Saints at Adam-ondi-Ahman surrender to General Moses Wilson of the Missouri Militia. They are ordered to leave Davies County within 10 days. (6)

[Joseph Smith] All citizens of Adam-ondi-Ahman are acquitted, but they are ordered to move to Caldwell County to prepare to leave Missouri. (7)

-- Nov 11, 1838
General Clark, who had hoped for a military tribunal, turns fifty-three prisoners over to civil authorities accused of high treason, murder, burglary, arson, robbery, and larceny. (4)

Richmond, Missouri. After listening most of the night to the guards elaborate and boast about the atrocities they had committed against the Saints, Joseph Smith stood and rebuked them, in the name of Jesus Christ, to be still or die. (1)

-- 12-Nov 29, 1838
[Missouri War] Judge Austin A. King presides at Court of Inquiry held in Richmond, Ray County. Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and a number of other Mormons are committed to prison on the basis of testimony against them. (8)

-- Nov 12, 1838
Judge Austin A. King sends armed men to obtain witnesses. (4)

Richmond, Missouri. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to his wife, Emma Smith. (1)

Richmond, Missouri. On the first day of Joseph Smiths hearing before Judge Austin A. King, a group of armed men was sent out, without any civil proceedings, to obtain witnesses. (1)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Jessee, Dean, Esplin, Ronald and Bushman, Richard Lyman (editors), The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Vol. 1: 1832-1839, Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
3 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
4 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"
5 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology,"
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
7 - Wikipedia, Joseph Smith Chronology,,_Jr.
8 - LeSueur, Stephen C., The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839

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