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On April 18, in the life of Joseph Smith

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April 18, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. On the prairie, Joseph Smith talked with three Pottawattamie tribal chiefs concerning stolen horses and cattle.

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 5:365

April 18, 1834

New Portage, Ohio. Joseph Smith left for New Portage with Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and Zebedee Coltrin to attend a conference.


April 18, 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith and other Church leaders excommunicated William, Jane, and Wilson Law and Robert D. Foster for "unchristianlike conduct."

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 6:341
Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters, Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch

April 18, 1842

Carthage, Illinois. Applications for bankruptcy were filed by Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith, along with several other Church leaders.

Sources:
Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters, Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch

April 18, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Smith v. Hinkle: Nauvoo Mayor John C. Bennett was appointed to gather depositions from subpoenaed witnesses.

Sources:
Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters, Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch