LDS History, 1838 October 2

-- 1838 October 2
[Joseph Smith] Members of Kirtland Camp arrived, Far West. (1)
-- 2 Oct. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Kirtland Company arrives at Far West and, on 4 October, reaches Adam-ondi-Ahman. (2)
-- October 5, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith was interrupted on his journey to lower Caldwell County, Missouri, when some brethren from De Witt, Missouri, told him that the Saints in De Witt were in danger. (3)
-- 1838 October 5-14
[Joseph Smith] Led rescue company to defend besieged Latter-day Saints at De Witt, Carroll County, Missouri; assisted with evacuation and migration to Far West. (1)
-- October 6, 1838
[Joseph Smith] De Witt, Missouri. Joseph Smith arrived in De Witt and found the Saints surrounded by an armed mob. (3)
-- 6 October 1838
[Missouri War] General Parks arrives in DeWitt with one hundred troops to quell disturbances. Anti-Mormon spirit among troops forces Parks to return to Ray County a few days later. (4)
-- 1838 October 8
[Wilford Woodruff] Begins trek from Maine to mid-west for ordination and instructions (5)
-- October 9, 1838
[Joseph Smith] De Witt, Missouri. An armed mob held the Saints in De Witt under siege for a period of days, during which time Joseph Smith saw several of the brethren die from starvation. (3)
-- 9 October 1838
[Missouri War] Messenger reports to Mormons that the governor said they must rely on local authorities for protection. He will not intervene. (4)
-- 11 Oct. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Saints surrender De Witt County and evacuate to Far West. About this time, Agnes Coolbrith Smith is forced from her home by a mob, walks three miles through three inches of snow, and wades the Grand River carrying her two daughters. She takes refuge at Lyman Wight's home at Adamondi-Ahman. (2)
-- 11 October 1838
[Missouri War] Mormons at DeWitt surrender and move to Caldwell and Daviess counties. Carroll vigilantes resolve to help settlers expel Mormons from Daviess. (4)
-- October 12, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Caldwell County, Missouri. Joseph Smith arrived in Caldwell County after having buried some of the Saints who died of fatigue and privation during the evacuation from DeWitt, Missouri. (3)
-- 1838 October 14
Under the direction of the state militia, Mormons organize as an official state militia and march to disband the forming mobs in Daviess County. Allegations of property destruction and theft are made against the Mormons. No lives are lost. (6)

1 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
2 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
4 - Stephen C. LeSueur: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839
5 - Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898: Typescript Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books, Midvale, Utah. Chronology
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