1842 : Joseph Smith, John C. Bennett, and the Extradition Attempt
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel,Jackson, Kent P.
Joseph Smith : The Prophet and Seer
Religious Studies Center, BYU
The authors explain that Joseph Smith was charged with being an accessory in an assassination attempt on Governor Lilburn Boggs. Governor Boggs was shot in his home in Independence, Missouri, on May 6, 1842. After being erroneously accused of this crime by John C. Bennet, Joseph Smith went into hiding for several weeks to avoid extradition from Illinois back to Missouri.