LDS History, 1838, December 1

-- 1838, December 1
[Joseph Smith] Imprisoned with other Church leaders in Liberty, Missouri. (1)
-- 1 Dec. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Imprisonment at Liberty Jail begins. (2)
-- 1838 Dec 1
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph, Hyrum, and others imprisoned at Liberty Jail. (3)
-- 1838 December 5
Governor Boggs defends his Extermination Order in the state legislature. (4)
-- 1838 December 10
A committee of Edward Partridge, Heber C. Kimball, John Taylor, Theodore Turley, Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George W. Harris, John Murdock, and John M. Burk draft a petition to the state legislature detailing the Mormon side of the conflict. (4)
-- December 16, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Liberty, Missouri. Joseph Smith wrote a letter of comfort to the Saints from Liberty Jail. (5)
-- 1838 December 17
The petition is delivered to the state legislature by David H. Redfield, who also meet with General Atchison, Governor Boggs, and others. (4)
-- 1838 December 19
John Taylor and John E. Page are ordained apostles and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (4)
-- December 19, 1838
[Quorum of the Twelve] John Taylor and John E. Page ordained. (6)
-- December 20, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Liberty, Missouri. Emma Smith visited her husband, Joseph Smith, in Liberty Jail. (5)
-- 25 Dec. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Don Carlos Smith and George A. Smith return to Missouri from their mission, traveling the last hundred miles on foot and partly at night to avoid a mob. (2)
-- Winter 1838-39
[Heber C. Kimball] Church is driven from Missouri to Illinois. (7)
-- December 31, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Liberty, Missouri. Joseph Smith saw the close of 1838 while imprisoned in Liberty Jail. (5)

1 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
3 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
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5 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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7 - 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