LDS History, 6 Apr. 1839

-- 6 Apr. 1839
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph, Hyrum, Lyman Wight, Alexander McRae, and Caleb Baldwin are transferred to Gallatin Jail. (1)

-- 1839 Apr 6
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph and other prisoners taken from Liberty Jail to go to Daviess County. (2)

-- April 8, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Daviess County, Missouri. Joseph Smith arrived in Daviess County on Monday after being transferred from Liberty Jail and was turned over to Sheriff William Morgan and his guard. (3)

-- April 9, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Gallatin, Missouri. Joseph Smiths trial commenced before a drunken grand jury and judge. (3)

-- 9-11 Apr. 1839
[Lucy Mack Smith] At Gallatin, Daviess County, in a grand jury hearing presided over by Thomas Birch, the prisoners are ordered transferred to Boone County. (1)

-- April 10, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Gallatin, Missouri. Joseph Smith spent the day in court as witnesses were examined. (3)

-- April 11, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Gallatin, Missouri. During the night, Joseph Smith saw in a vision a means of escape from his own unjust imprisonment and that Brother Stephen Markham, a witness for the defense, must flee for his life. (3)

-- 1839 April 11
[Joseph Smith] In Gallatin, indicted by grand jury for treason and other charges but granted change of venue. (4)

-- 11 Apr. 1839
[Lucy Mack Smith] In a letter to Joseph Jr. and Hyrum, Don Carlos reports that his mother and sister Lucy are on the mend. (1)

-- 11 April 1839
[Missouri War] Joseph Smith and four other Mormons are indicted for crimes in Daviess County, and are granted a change of venue to Boone County. (5)

-- April 12, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Millport, Missouri. Joseph Smith and other prisoners left the home of Judge Josiah Morin en route to Boone County under a strong guard. (3)

-- 1839 April 12
[Joseph Smith] Departed Gallatin on journey to Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, to stand trial. (4)

-- 1839 April 15
Joseph Smith, Jun., and his companions in bonds, left Davies for Broome County, and on their way made their escape from the guard. (6)


Footnotes:
1 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
2 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
4 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
5 - Stephen C. LeSueur: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839
6 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306

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