LDS History, March 31, 1834

-- March 31, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith went to Chardon, Ohio, to attend court as a witness for the prosecution in the case of Ohio v. Doctor P. Hurlbut. (1)

-- 1834 March 31
[Joseph Smith] Orson Hyde writes Joseph that he has failed to raise money quickly in the eastern branches of the church. (2)

-- 1834 April
Zion's Camp is assembled as an effort to help the beleaguered Mormons in Missouri. The "Camp" is really a motley collection of Mormons who followed Joseph Smith to Missouri with the manifest aim of defending the Mormons in Missouri. Shortly after arriving in Missouri, the force is disbanded. (3)

-- April-July 1834
[Heber C. Kimball] Participates in Zion's Camp to aid persecuted Saints in Missouri. (4)

-- 1834, April
[Wilford Woodruff] Goes to Kirtland, Ohio, where he meets the Prophet Joseph Smith. (5)

-- April 1, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Chardon, Ohio. While preparing subpoenas for witnesses at Ezekiel Riders, Joseph Smith prophesied that the Lord would not allow Doctor Philastus Hurlbut to prevail in court against Joseph. (1)

-- April 2, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Chardon, Ohio. Joseph Smith attended court in the case of Ohio v. Doctor Philastus Hurlbut. (1)

-- April 3, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Chardon, Ohio. Joseph Smith attended the court case of Doctor Philastus Hurlbut, who was on trial for threatening the Prophets life. (1)

-- April 5, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith traveled to Chardon, Ohio, to serve as a witness for John Johnson. (1)

-- April 7, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith met with Newel K. Whitney, Oliver Cowdery, Frederick G. Williams, and Heber C. Kimball in the council room and prayed for means to reconcile debts and to prevail against Doctor Philastus Hurlbut. (1)

-- 9 Apr. 1834
[Lucy Mack Smith] Doctor Philastus Hurlbut is found guilty of threatening Joseph Jr. and is placed under a peace bond by a court in Chardon, Ohio. (6)

-- April 10, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith held a council of the United Order in Ohio where he dissolved that economic order among the Kirtland Saints. (1)

-- April 11, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith attended a meeting where Father Andrews Tyler was restored to the fellowship of the Church. (1)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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4 - On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball, Stanely B. Kimball editor. Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1987. Chronology
5 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
6 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books

Clair Barrus