Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

Editorial Note
Approximately half of ’s memorandum book 1 focuses on two incidents: JS’s effort to avoid extradition to to face charges of involvement in the shooting of Missouri’s former governor , and a malpractice suit involving a doctor and his patient in the mayor’s court. The reports of the malpractice trial, recorded in this journal and published in The Wasp, are the most extensive accounts of any case over which JS presided as judge. Also included in book 1 are reports of three JS sermons and of a variety of JS’s daily activities connected with his responsibilities as mayor, municipal court judge, militia commander, church leader, and family man.

President Joseph Smith’s
Journal
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Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

Editorial Note
Approximately half of ’s memorandum book 1 focuses on two incidents: JS’s effort to avoid extradition to to face charges of involvement in the shooting of Missouri’s former governor , and a malpractice suit involving a doctor and his patient in the mayor’s court. The reports of the malpractice trial, recorded in this journal and published in The Wasp, are the most extensive accounts of any case over which JS presided as judge. Also included in book 1 are reports of three JS sermons and of a variety of JS’s daily activities connected with his responsibilities as mayor, municipal court judge, militia commander, church leader, and family man.

President Joseph Smith’s
Journal
1843–
as kept by .—
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