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On October 26, in the life of Joseph Smith

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October 26, 1831

Hiram, Ohio. En route from Orange to Hiram, Ohio, Joseph Smith healed William McLellin's ankle.

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 1:220-22
The Journals of William E. McLellin: 1831-1836, John W. Welch, Jan Shipps p. 45

October 26, 1837

Ohio. Scribner v. Smith: Scribner requested a writ of summons against Sidney Rigdon, Joseph Smith, and Oliver Cowdery. The suit was brought to recover goods and money advanced amounting to $850.

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

October 26, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Commercial Bank of Lake Erie v. Cahoon, Smith, and Young: A writ of summons was issued against Reynolds Cahoon, Joseph Smith, and Brigham Young to answer to the president, directors, and company of the Commercial Bank of Lake Erie, to the amount of $2,000. Suit brought on July 1837 default note.

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

October 26, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Boynton and Hyde v. Smith: Boynton and Hyde obtained a writ of summons against Joseph Smith for failure to fulfill the promissory note, and left a copy with Emma Smith, because Joseph Smith was absent from home that day.

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

October 26, 1844

Carthage, Illinois. People v. Williams 1: After presenting the names of approximately sixty persons for indictment in the murders of Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith, two separate signed indictments were filed against nine defendants: John Wills, William Voras, William N. Grover, Jacob C. Davis, Mark Aldrich, Thomas C. Sharp, Levi Williams, Gallaher, and Allen.

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