LDS History, October 14, 1838

-- October 14, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith preached about the scripture, Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for this brethren and requested the support of all who would stand by him to meet on the public square the next day. (1)
-- 14-15 October 1838
[Missouri War] Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon call upon Mormon troops to ride to Diahman to protect the Saints, threatening those who will not join the Mormon army. Four hundred soldiers march to Daviess County. (2)
-- October 15, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith traveled to Adam-ondi-Ahman with a militia company of about 100 men under the command of Colonel George M. Hinckle to protect the Saints from the Daviess County mob. (1)
-- 16-17 October 1838
[Missouri War] Generals Doniphan and Parks prepare to march with troops to Daviess, but inclement weather and anti-Mormon sentiment in militia causes generals to abandon expedition. Parks continues to Daviess alone. (2)
-- 1838 October 18-21
[Joseph Smith] Mormon forces plundered and burned residences and businesses of perceived opponents and communities supportive of anti-Mormon vigilantes, Daviess County. (3)
-- 18 October 1838
[Missouri War] General Parks visits Mormons and Missourians in Daviess. Parks discovers that civil war has broken out and declares that Mormons are now the aggressors. (2)
[Missouri War] Mormon soldiers attack Gallatin, Millport, and other settlements in Daviess, driving non-Mormon settlers from their homes, plundering, and burning. Missourians retaliate. (2)
-- 1838 October 19
Apostle Thomas B. Marsh, angry with Joseph Smith, leaves the church. (4)
-- 22 October 1838
[Missouri War] Mormon troops return to Far West after driving nearly all non-Mormons from Daviess. (2)
-- 1838 October 23
Under the pretense that the Mormon militia looted and burned property in Daviess County to disperse the mobs, General Atchison authorizes local groups to patrol the border of Ray County and Caldwell County. (4)
-- 1838 October 24
Apostles Thomas B. Marsh and Orson Hyde, also disaffected from the church, sign an affidavit claiming that Joseph Smith was trying to take over the world and was using the Danites to murder people. They submit the affidavit to authorities in Richmond, Missouri. (4)
-- 24 October 1838
[Missouri War] Apostles Thomas B. Marsh and Orson Hyde sign affidavits in Ray County describing Mormon activities. Ray committee returns from Daviess with similar reports of depredations. Capt. Samuel Bogart calls out Ray troops to prevent invasion by Mormons. (2)
[Missouri War] Bogart and his troops harass Mormon settlers in Ray and Caldwell counties. They capture two Mormon spies and threaten to execute them. (2)

Footnotes:
1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Stephen C. LeSueur: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839
3 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
4 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century_(Mormonism)

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