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On October 25, in the life of Joseph Smith

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October 25, 1838

Log Creek near Far West, Missouri. At the Battle of Crooked River, David W. Patten received a fatal gunshot wound. Joseph Smith attended to him as he was dying.


October 25, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Bailey and Reynolds v. Smith: Nathaniel P. Bailey and Henry J. Reynolds sued Joseph Smith and the other signers of the note and sought a writ of capias ad respondendum against Joseph Smith and the other signers of the note for damages of $1,200. Second Sheriff Abel Kimball and Deputy J. A. Tracy attempted to serve the writ but could not find any of the defendants within their jurisdiction. The case was continued until the next term of court in April of the following year.

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

October 25, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Rounds qui tam v. Smith: Jurors Guy Wyman, Caleb E. Cummings, John A. Ford, William Coafts, David Smith, George Patchin, Ira Webster, Stephen Hulbert, William B. Crothers, Jason Manley, Joseph Emerson, and Thomas King found the defendant indebted to the plaintiff for $1,000. The plaintiff was to recover against the defendant $1,000 plus costs. A bill of exceptions was signed by Van R. Humphrey, Daniel Kerr, Storm Rosa, and John Hubbard, stating that Joseph Smith was a director in the "society," and assisted in issuing paper or bills, thus making "him an 'officer' within the meaning of the statute."

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

October 25, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Holmes v. Smith: A writ of summons was issued against Joseph Smith and Reynolds Cahoon commanding them to appear before the Court of Common Pleas in Chardon to answer Lory & Charles Holmes' assumpsit plea.

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