LDS History, Aug 8, 1842

-- Aug 8, 1842
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph arrested for alleged complicity in Boggs assassination attempt. (1)

-- Aug 11, 1842
Mississippi River between Nauvoo, Illinois and Montrose, Iowa. Joseph Smith held a private council after dark with his wife, Emma Smith, his brother Hyrum Smith, and a few others at the lower end of an island in the river. (2)

-- Aug 12, 1842
Zarahemla, Iowa. It became apparent to Joseph Smith that the entire proceedings of his arrest and trial by Thomas Carlin, governor of Illinois, and others were entirely illegal. (2)

-- Aug 13, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smiths wife, Emma Smith, eluded detection by the sheriff while taking a carriage to visit her husband, who was in hiding. (2)

-- Aug 14, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith spent an enjoyable afternoon talking and reading his history with Emma Smith, his wife. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Eliza R. Snow moves into Joseph's and Emma's home and teaches in their family school. (3)

-- Aug 15, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith heard multiple reports that sheriffs, officers, and a militia were on their way to take him captive. (2)

-- Aug 16, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. In a letter to his wife, Emma Smith, Joseph Smith mentioned how he, through dream and vision, was persuaded against traveling to the Pine Country in Wisconsin. (2)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith exchanged letters with Wilson Law, who advised him to retire away from Nauvoo until the next governor took office. (2)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote some personal reflections, which his clerk, Willard Richards, recorded. (2)

-- Aug 17, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith continued to receive letters from his wife and various others at his secret retreat at Brother Edward Sayers. (2)

-- Aug 18, 1842
Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to the Newel K. Whitney Family. (2)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smiths wife, Emma Smith, encouraged him to change his hiding spot immediately, and they accordingly traveled together to Carlos Grangers place. (2)

1 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
3 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
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