170 years ago today - Jan 5, 1843

Judge Nathaniel Pope rules that the extradition request from Missouri Governor Liburn Boggs to have Joseph Smith extradited to Missouri shall be quashed and that Smith "shall be free from any attempt to secure him. He should be troubled no more in relation to the matter touching this prosecution." Smith was charged with being an accessory to the attempted murder of Boggs.

[Source: Advent Adam website (defunct) - based on http://amzn.to/originsofpower]


  1. The source for the part in quotes is Faulring, p.284 (not "originsofpower").

  2. The Advent Adam website contained material that can also be found at http://www.mormonwiki.org and http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com. Those were apparently based on Quinn's Hierarchy books, but were supplemented with additional materials.


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