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On August 27, in the life of Joseph Smith

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EVENT


August 27, 1831

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith and his company arrived in Kirtland from Independence, Missouri.


August 27, 1841

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith's clerk Robert B. Thompson died.


August 27, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith preached about the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods and their respective powers.

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 5:553-56

August 27, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith read a letter from former Illinois Governor Thomas Carlin written to Sidney Rigdon attempting to clear Rigdon of rumors that he had used his influence "to have Joseph Smith arrested and delivered to the Missourians." Joseph Smith called Carlin's letter "evasive" and "a design to hide the truth," but wondered who could have been "concerned in a conspiracy" to deliver him to Missouri.

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