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Day in the Life

Jun 25, 1843

Journal Entry

June 25, 1843 ~ Sunday

25 June Sunday I attended meeting at
10 clock in the morning & Brother Lyman
wight
(who had Just returned from a
mission in the east) Arose & addressed the
meeting at full length from the 13 ch of
1st Corinth
dwelt largely upon charity show-
ing what charity was that it was far grea-
ter than faith & hope He took grounds to
prove that charity consisted in doing that
for others which they could not do for them-
selves for instance Jesus Christ died to
Redeem the world, the world could not
Redeem itself this is charity, if our
fore fathers & Mothers & kindred have died
without the gospel, & we embrace the
gospel in our day & generation & can redeem
our relatives By being Baptized for them
they being dead that they may have part
in the first resurrection, should we do this
it would be charity for we should do for

them what they could not do for themselvs
& this was wherein The Apostle said why then
are ye baptized for the dead if the dead
rise not [1 Corinthians 15:29], this is far greater than faith &
hope for though we might Believe ^& hope^ our friend
might Be redeemed yet if we was not
Baptized for them they might remain in
Hell & our faith & hope do them no good
but to do that for another which he can
do for himself is not charity. Elder Wight
made many other vary useful remarks
in his discourse

In the Afternoon Elder Magin addressed
the meeting But in the midst of his discours
President Hiram Smith came onto the Stand
& requested the Masonic fraternity to
meet him at the Lodge Room in 30
minutes we immediately went down
& a quarter could not Get into the Room
we then formed a hollow square on
the green. President Smith then infor
med us that the Sheriff of Jackson
Co
Missouri & Wilson of Carthage had
come upon President Joseph Smith & taken
him on surprise presented each of them
a pistol to his breast & swore they would
kill him if he made any resistance Br
Markham went to his assistance & they
presented their pistols to him also & threatend
his life but he approached them to knock
them down they again pointed their
pistols to Joseph Breast & said they would
kill him if Markham approached them

& to save the life of Joseph he stoped
they then took Joseph into a carrage
& started for Missouri they got about
10 miles & they were stoped by the inhab-
itants who swore they should nok [not]
carry Joseph Smith any further without
giving him the chance of law & the writ
of Habeas Corpus & they took out a writ
against the Sherriff Reynolds & wilson
of Carthage &c. & they now wanted to
get a company to go to Joseph to see that
He had his rights & Br Hyram called for
volunteers & their was two or three hundred
came out to go the whole city flocked together
they made a choice of such as they
wished, General Laws & Rich went with
a company of Near 100 men on horsback
and about 75 or 100 on Board of the Maid
of Iowa, the horsmen went by Land the
those on the Boat went down the River to
the mouth of the Illinois & up that River
to Peoria the horse company left the city
abot 8 oclok in the evening & the Boat untill
next morning [FIGURE]

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Rich, Charles Coulson
21 Aug 1809 - 17 Nov 1883
345 mentions
Apostle
Smith, Hyrum
9 Feb 1800 - 27 Jun 1844
403 mentions
Apostle
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2249 mentions
Wight, Lyman
9 May 1796 - 31 Mar 1858
189 mentions
Apostle
137 mentions
Scriptural Figure
31 mentions
Law, William
8 Sep 1809 - 1 Jan 1892
42 mentions
Apostle

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June 25, 1843 ~ Sunday 25 June Sunday I attended meeting at 10 clock in the morning & Brother Lyman wight (who had Just returned from a mission in the east) arose & addressed the meeting at full length from the 13 ch of 1st Corinth dwelt largely upon Charity show- ing what Charity was that it was far greater than faith & hope. He took grounds to prove that Charity consisted in doing that for others which they could not do for them- selves for instance Jesus Christ died to Redeem the world, the world could not Redeem itself this is Charity, if our fore fathers & Mothers & kindred have died without the gospel, & we embrace the gospel in our day & generation & can redeem our relatives By being Baptized for them they being dead that they may have part in the first resurrection, should we do this it would be Charity
~ Lyman Wight

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Autobiography Volume 1 circa 1842-1865
The Sabath following being ^day^ in the afternoon Hyrum came into the Stand and requested the Masonic Fraternity to meet him in the Lodge Room in a half an hour. We immediately went down but a quarter of us could not get into the room This being the case We formed a hollow square on the green. Hyrum then informed us that the Sheriff of Jackson Co. Missouri and Wilson of Carthage had come upon Joseph and taken him by surprise presenting each of them a pistol to his breast and swaring they would kill him if he made any resistance Brother Markham went to his assistance and they presented pistols to him also and threatened his life. He approached them however to knock down the pistols when they again pointed them at Joseph's breast

Events

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Wilford assists in publication of the Nauvoo Neighbor (published until Saints leave Nauvoo in 1846).
Wilford serves fourth mission in Eastern United States (with other apostles) to raise funds for temple.

Jun 25, 1843