LDS History, July 26, 1838

-- July 26, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. The First Presidency, high council, and bishops court were assembled to determine what to do with surplus property and how the First Presidency was to be supported. (1)

-- July 28, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith left Far West for Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri, to transact business and to help some of the Canadian brethren who were settling there. (1)

-- July 31, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith attended court and received a visit from Judge Austin A. King. (1)

-- During 1838 Summer-Autumn
The 1838 Mormon War begins in Missouri. (2)

-- During 1838 Summer
Settlement in Adam-ondi-Ahman surpasses that of the county seat Gallatin, causing the balance of power to shift towards the Mormons settling in Daviess County. (2)

-- During Summer 1838
[Heber C. Kimball] Moves his family to church headquarters in Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri. (3)

-- During July 1838
[Missouri War] Mormons open settlements at DeWitt and throughout northwestern Missouri. (4)

-- 1 Aug. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Samuel Harrison Bailey Smith, the third child and only son of Samuel Harrison Smith and Mary Bailey Smith, is born. (5)

-- 1838, August 6
Election-day fight, Gallatin, MO. [See Missouri Conflict.] (6)

-- 1838 6 August
Gallatin Election Day fight. (7)

-- 1838 August 6
The first battle of the Mormon War occurs as Mormons in Daviess County are prevented from voting in the Gallatin Election. The brawl leaves no one dead, but reports are exaggerated. (2)

-- August 6, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith met with the citizens of Far West in the schoolhouse, where his suggestion that they start a weekly newspaper was welcomed. (1)

-- 1838 August 6
[Joseph Smith] Fight broke out at Gallatin, Daviess County, during attempt to prevent Latter-day Saints from voting in election; injuries and rumor of deaths resulted. (8)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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3 - 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
4 - Stephen C. LeSueur: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839
5 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
6 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
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8 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839

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