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On February 26, in the life of Joseph Smith

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February 26, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith stayed at home all day nursing his mother, who was "sick with inflammation of the lungs."

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 5:290

February 26, 1834

En route to New York and Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith started from Kirtland to New York and Pennsylvania to gather volunteers for Zion's Camp.


February 26, 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. The first meeting to organize a conspiracy to destroy the Smiths was held at William Law's home. This meeting was reported later by Dennison Harris and Robert Scott, who lived at the Law home.

Sources:
LDS Church Archives, Joseph Smith Legal Papers series

February 26, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Smith v. Shearer: The summons for jury was returned. Joseph Smith recovered and obtained restitution of the property. Shearer was ordered to pay Smith's costs of $18, which included the cost of the writ of restitution.

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

February 26, 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. City of Nauvoo v. Bostwick: In Nauvoo Mayor's Court an affidavit of John Scott claimed O. F. Bostwick conversed with him about Bostwick's belief that Hyrum Smith had acquired spiritual wives and about Bostwick's allegations that there were several prostitutes in Nauvoo. Bostwick was convicted of slander.

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

February 26, 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. City of Nauvoo v. Bostwick: Joseph Smith deplored Francis Higbee's appeal to Carthage of Higbee's client's (Orsimus Bostwick's) conviction for slandering Hyrum Smith, as an attempt to "stir up the mob and bring them against us."

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