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On October 24, in the life of Joseph Smith

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October 24, 1833

Mount Pleasant, Upper Canada (now Ontario). When Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon returned from preaching in Waterford, Eleazer Freeman Nickerson and his wife "declared their belief in the work, and offered themselves for baptism."


October 24, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Wright v. Whitney and Johnson: Recognizance of special bail was entered into by Newel K. Whitney, John Johnson, Heman Hyde, and Jacob Bump for $3,000 each, stating that if Whitney and Johnson were condemned in the suit, the four above mentioned would pay costs.

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

October 24, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Seymour and Griffith v. Rigdon and Smith: Seymour and Griffith dropped their suit started on July 27, and Rigdon and Smith were awarded costs of $1.11 in the Court of Common Pleas before Judge Van R. Humphrey.

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

October 24, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Barker for use of Bump v. Smith and Cowdery: The plaintiff discontinued his suit, and defendants recovered against the plaintiff $1.27 in costs. The plaintiff paid his own costs of $4.92.

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

October 24, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Rounds qui tam v. Smith: The court issued a judgment for the plaintiff of $1,000 in qui tam case (regarding notes that lost all value when the Kirtland Safety Society failed).

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

October 24, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Smith for use of Hitchcock and Hitchcock v. Cheney: Defendant was demanded three times to defend suit, but defaulted. Plaintiff recovered against defendant for use of Hitchcock & Hitchcock a sum of $213.92 damages plus court costs of $9.79. The defendant was ordered to pay his own costs of $0.76. Execution was issued.

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

October 24, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Newbould v. Rigdon, Smith, and Cowdery: The case was settled out of court by mutual agreement of the parties and discontinued, with the defendants being assessed the court costs.

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

October 24, 1840

Nauvoo, Illinois. Nauvoo High Council: Charges brought a week earlier against William Gregory for slander, pilfering, and stealing were heard. Evidences were heard and the charges sustained. Gregory made confession to the satisfaction of the Council.

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