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May 2, 1839

Journal Entry

May 02, 1839 ~ Thursday

April 27th We had entered into a covenant to see the poor Saints all mooved out of Missouri into Illinois
that they might be delivered from under the hand of such vile persecution & we have spared no pains
to accomplish this object untill the Lord hath given us the desires of our hearts in this thing & we
have now the last company of the poor with us that can be removed. Br Parley P Pratt one of the Twelve
& Morris Phelps are still in prision & of course we shall be under the necessity of leaving them for a
season. early this morning we commenced our Journey from this groove in upper Missouri to return to
Quincy Ill the company consisted of seven of the twelve & a number of the committy & several other
families of the Saints. We continued our Journey & crossed the Missisippi River on the steam ferry
at Quincy on the 2nd Day of May & spent the night with my family in Quincy being 6 Days on the rode from the
[FIGURE] R grove to Quincy & travled 163 miles. Distance 163 miles

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Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

the .

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

Quincy on the , and all had the joy of reaching our families once more in peace and safety. There was an incident connected with our journey that is worthy of record. While we were on our way to fulfill the revelation, Joseph, the Prophet, and his companions in chains had been liberated, through the blessings of God, from their enemies and prison, and they passed us. We were not far distant from each other, but neither party knew it. They were making their way to their families in Illinois, while we were traveling to the Far West into the midst of our enemies. So they came home to their families and friends before our return.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

We returned to Quincy on the 2nd day of May.

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

returned to Quincy on the . On the in company with five of the Twelve I went to Mr Cleevelands and had a happy interviewed with ^President^ Joseph Smith the Prophet who had just escaped out of the hands of his persecuters in Missouri it was the

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal Notes 1

and we all had the joy of receiving our families once more in peace & safety un There was an incident unaccounted with our journey well worthy of record that while we were on our journey to fulfill the revelation Joseph the prophet & his companions in chains had got

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

Mississippi River steam ferry at Quincy on the 2nd day of May being five days on our road from the Grove.

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

steam ferry, entered Quincy on the 2nd of May, and all had the joy of reaching our families once more in peace and safety. There was an incident connected with our journey that is worthy of record. While we were on our way to fulfill the revelation, Joseph, the Prophet, and his companions in chains had been liber- ated, through the blessings of God, from their enemies and prison, and they passed us. We were not far distant from each other, but neither party knew it. They were making their way to their families in Illinois, while we were traveling to Far West into the midst of our enemies. So they came home to their families and friends before our return.

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Church leaders escape while being transported for trial with the help of their guards; Church members move to Commerce, Illinois and establish Nauvoo.
Wilford receives the official call to serve his third mission.

May 2, 1839