On this day in 1829
Harmony, Pennsylvania. At the urging of Martin Harris, who sought assurance that Joseph Smith had the gold plates, Joseph received the revelation found in Doctrine and Covenants 5. Three witnesses to the Book of Mormon are promised.
On this day in 1834
Westfield, New York. While traveling with Parley P. Pratt to enlist men to help the Saints return to their land in Jackson County, Missouri, Joseph Smith preached in the evening to a small congregation that "seemed strong in the faith."
On this day in 1837
Kirtland, Ohio. Bank of Geauga v. Smith, Whitney, and Rigdon. Defendants owed the bank $4,000 and promised to pay the money on request.
On this day in 1841
Nauvoo, Illinois. George Miller reported to Joseph Smith that John C. Bennett had a history of adultery. Joseph Smith took no action at this time.
On this day in 1843
Nauvoo, Illinois. Charles A. Dana v. William B. Brink. Brink had been charged with malpractice while delivering the Danas' baby. Joseph Smith spent most of these two days examining "many witnesses," hearing "many lawyers' pleas," and reading "much law." This lawsuit "excited much feeling among the people."