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On December 21, in the life of Joseph Smith



December 21, 1839

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith arrived in Philadelphia by railway and "spent several days preaching and visiting from house to house, among the brethren and others."

December 21, 1833

Kirtland, Ohio. Ohio v. Doctor Philastus Hurlbut. Joseph Smith filed a complaint against Hurlbut, stating that he had reason to fear that Hurlbut would "wound, beat, or kill him."

LDS Church Archives, Joseph Smith Legal Papers series

December 21, 1840

Carthage, Illinois. Hibbard for use of Hungerford & Livingston v. Miller: The Hancock County Circuit Court issued an injunction suspending all proceedings in this case in the Justice of the Peace Court.

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