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On March 27, in the life of Joseph Smith

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EVENT


March 27, 1836

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith dedicated the Kirtland Temple, and the prayer was later published as Doctrine and Covenants 109.


March 27, 1834

Near Painesville, Ohio. Joseph Smith traveled to Springfield, Pennsylvania, where he found Sidney Rigdon, then continued his homeward journey, stopping sixteen miles east of Painesville, Ohio.


March 27, 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith witnessed the landing of Latter-day Saint immigrants from England on the steamboat Ariel and performed ordinances for 107 individuals after speaking on baptism for the dead.

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 4:568

March 27, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith dictated a letter to Sidney Rigdon expressing suspicions of Elder Rigdon's involvement with those working against the Church.

Sources:
History of the Church, Joseph Smith 5:312-14
Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, Joseph Smith pp. 580-82

March 27, 1818

Palmyra, New York. Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Joseph Smith Sr. and Alvin Smith executed a promissory note to pay Jeremiah Hurlbut $65.00 in grain for the purchase of two horses.

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