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May 3, 1839

Journal Entry

May 03, 1839 ~ Friday

May 3rd This was an interesting day to my soul. I left Quincy in company with five others of the Twelve & rode
four miles out of town to Mr Cleaveland's to visit Brother Joseph Smith jr & his family. we arived at his house
& once more had the happy privilege of taking Brother Joseph by the hand two years had rolled away since I had
seen his face he greeted us with great Joy. he had just received deliverance from prision & the hand of his enemies
& returned to the bosom of his family & friends & also Hiram his brother & Lyman Wight & two other brethren they
had been confined in prison about six months & had been under the sentence of death three times but yet there lives
were in the hands of God & could not be taken by their enemies & they were now at home & we in their midst
rejoicing together Joseph was frank open & familiar as usual. Sister Emma was truly happy the Bishops of the Church
were present also & after spending the day rejoicing together we returned to Quincy 8 miles

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Smith, Emma Hale Bidamon
10 Jul 1804 - 30 Apr 1879
56 mentions
Smith, Hyrum
9 Feb 1800 - 27 Jun 1844
398 mentions
Apostle
Cleveland, John
21 May 1790 - 24 Nov 1860
11 mentions
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2213 mentions
Wight, Lyman
9 May 1796 - 31 Mar 1858
190 mentions
Apostle

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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

On the , in company with five of the Twelve, I went to Judge Cleveland's, and had a happy interview with Prest. Joseph Smith, who had just escaped out of the hands of his persecutors in Missouri; it was the first time I had seen him for more than two years, and it was a happy meeting. I attended the confer- ence and meetings with the Saints in Quincy

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal

was a very interesting day to me, as well as to others. In company with five others of the quorum of the Twelve, I rode four miles out of town to Mr. Cleveland's, to visit Brother Joseph Smith and his family. Once more I had the happy privilege of taking Brother Joseph by the hand. Two years had rolled away since I had seen his face. He greeted us with great joy, as did Hyrum Smith and Lyman Wight, all of whom had escaped from their imprisonment together. They had been confined in prison six months, and had been under sentence of death three times; yet their lives were in the hands of God, and He had delivered them, and they were now mingling with their wives, children and friends, and out of the reach of the mob. Joseph was frank, open and familiar as usual, and our rejoicing was great. No man can understand the joyful sensations created by such a meeting, except those who have been in tribulation for the gospel's sake. After spending the day together, we returned to our families at night.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

On the , in company with five of the Twelve, I went to Judge Cleve- land's, and had a happy interview with President Joseph Smith, who had just escaped out of the hands of his persecutors in Missouri; it was the first time I had seen him for more than two years, and it was a happy meeting. I attended the Conference and meetings with the Saints in Quin- cy, until the 15th, when I moved my family to Montrose, and occupied a room in the barracks with President Young and family. I spent my time in attending the meetings, Councils and Conferences. I wrote in my journal the teachings, sayings and prophecies of Joseph from time to time, as I had opportunity. (To be continued.)

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

our return. was a very interesting day to me as well as others. In company with 5five others of the Quorum of the Twelve we rode four miles out of town to Mr Clevelands to visit Br Joseph Smith & his family we arrived at his home & once more had the happy privelege of taking Br Joseph by the hand two years had rolled away since I had seen his face. He greeted us with great joy as did Hyrum and Lyman Wight all of whom had escaped their imprisonment to gether they had been confined in prison six months and been under sentence of death three times, but yet their lives were in the hands of God and He had delivered them and they were now mingling with their wives children & friends and out of the reach of the mob and Joseph was frank open and familiar in ◊◊◊d our rejoicing was great. No man can comprehend feel, sens or understand the joy or sensation that is created by such a meeting

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

The I had the unspeakable happiness of visiting Joseph The Prophet out of Prison Myself and five others of the Twelve rode four miles out of town to Mr Cleaveland's to see brother Joseph. He had just been delivered from prison and from the hands of his enemies and had returned to the bosom of his family and friends. His brother Hyrum Lyman Wight and two others of the brethren who had been imprisoned with him had also just received their deliverence with him. They had been confined in prison about six months and had been under sentence of death three times. But their lives were in the hands of God and could not be taken by their enemies. They were now at home and we were in their midst—all rejoicing together. Joseph was frank open and familiar as usual & sister Emma was truly happy. The Bishops of the Church were also present Two years had rolled away since I had seen the Prophet Joseph's face and absense had served to strengthen the strong union that made us one in the New and Everlasting Covenant. When we arrived he greeted us with joy and after spending the day rejoicing together our company returned to Quincy.

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine

was a very interesting day to me, as well as to others. In company with five others of the quorum of the Twelve, I rode four miles out of town to Mr. Cleveland's, to visit Brother Joseph Smith and his family. Once more I had the happy privilege of taking Brother Joseph by the hand. Two years had rolled away since I had seen his face. He greeted us with great joy, as did Hyrum Smith and Lyman Wight, all of whom had escaped from their imprisonment together. They had been confined in prison six months, and had been under sentence of death three times; yet their lives were in the hands of God, and He had delivered them, and they were now mingling with their wives, children and friends, and out of the reach of the mob. Joseph was frank, open and familiar as usual, and our rejoicing was great. No man can understand the joyful sen-

Events

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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 3, 1839