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On October 31, in the life of Joseph Smith

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About October 31, 1838

Far West, Missouri. Colonel George M. Hinkle, on the pretense that the hostile militia surrounding Far West desired a truce, escorted Joseph Smith and other Church leaders to a supposed parley with militia officers. Instead, they were taken prisoner and marched to the enemy camp on Goose Creek.

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 3:188-90
Joseph Smith History B1:848
Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters, Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch

October 31, 1834

Kirtland, Ohio. After returning to Kirtland from Michigan, Joseph Smith prepared a meeting place for the School of the Prophets.


October 31, 1835

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith's brother William commenced a period of rebellion after a disagreement he and Joseph had on October 29.


October 31, 1840

Nauvoo, Illinois. Nauvoo High Council: John Huntsman was found guilty of destroying certain bargains that would have benefitted the Church.

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

October 31, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Nauvoo City Ordinance: Established the taxation of all lands within the City of Nauvoo, excluding City lands, or Church lands, and for stud horses, asses, mules, horses, mares, cattle, clocks, watches, carriages, wagons, carts, and money in loans, stock, or trade. It called for the appointment of an Assessor and Collector to insure that these taxes were paid, and it established fines for non-payment.

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