Mormon History, Jun 1, 1841

-- Jun 1, 1841
[Lucy Mack Smith] Hyrum and William Law leave on a mission to the East. From Pittsburgh, they report that John C. Bennett has abandoned his wife and child. Bennett takes poison in an apparent suicide attempt dramatizing his remorse but recovers and is allowed to retain his positions. (1)

-- Jun 4, 1841
Quincy, Illinois. After an agreeable meeting with Thomas Carlin, the governor of Illinois, Governor Carlin betrayed Joseph Smith by sending Sheriff Thomas King of Adams County to arrest him. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Arrested on old Missouri charges. (3)

-- Jun 5, 1841
Joseph Smith is arrested as a fugitive from Missouri Justice but not extradited. Judge Stephen A. Douglas dismisses the case on procedural grounds. (4)

Bear Creek, Illinois. Joseph Smith was arrested on a warrant from Thomas Carlin, governor of Illinois, and was charged as a fugitive from justice. He returned to Quincy and obtained a writ of habeas corpus. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph is arrested and a trial is held to decide if he should be sent back to Missouri. Joseph is let go. (5)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph is arrested at Bear Creek for extradition to Missouri, obtains a writ of habeas corpus at Quincy, and has a hearing before Judge Stephen A. Douglas at Monmouth, Warren County (9 June), at which he is released. (1)

-- Jun 7, 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith started very early for his court hearing in Monmouth, Illinois, a 75-mile journey, accompanied by Sheriff Thomas King, the arresting officer from Adams County, (2)

-- Jun 8, 1841
Monmouth, Illinois. Joseph Smith arrived at Monmouth to stand trial before Judge Stephen A. Douglas and found the public stirring with curiosity. (2)

-- Jun 9, 1841
Monmouth, Illinois. Joseph Smith stood trial and was represented by Orville H. Browning, who eloquently defended him. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Two-day trial begins at Monmouth, Ill., before Judge Stephen Douglas. (3)

-- Jun 10, 1841
Monmouth, Illinois. On a technicality, Judge Stephen A. Douglas ruled that that Joseph Smiths writ was illegal and discharged him from the arrest warrant. (2)

-- 13Jun41
[Joseph Smith Sermon] On Sunday I attended one of their meetings, in front of the Temple now building, and one of the largest buildings in the state. There could not have been less than 2,500 people present, and as well appearing as any number that could be found in this or any state. Mr. Smith preached in the morning, and one could have readily learned, then, the magic by which he has built up this society, because, as we say in Illinois, "they believe in him," and in his honesty. (6)

1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
4 - On This Day in Mormon History,
5 - More Good Foundation, Timeline,
6 - The Parallel Joseph,

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