Joseph Smith's Introduction to the Law: The 1819 Hurlbut Case

Walker, Jeffrey N.
March 2010
Mormon Historical Studies;Mar2010, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p117
Academic Journal
The article discusses a lawsuit brought against farmer Jeremiah Hurlbut by family of future Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr. in Palmyra, New York. The author analyzes a promissory note signed by Smith's father Joseph regarding the repayment of Hurlbut for the sale of two horses. The author then goes on to describe the trial proceedings.


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