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Day in the Life

Jun 27, 1844

Journal Entry

June 27, 1844 ~ Thursday

27th I had an interview with Elder B. Young
Spent the fore part of the day together He took
cars for Salem ^we the even in the evening^ ^we sat together in the depo while Joseph & Hiram were
killed. Brother Young was vary sorrowful & pressed in spirit
without knowing the cause^ & I spent the latter part of the
day at Elder Annaniahs McAllisterter 296 Washington st
I went to meeting in the Evening & confirmed
Brother John Hardy & 30 other persons, most of
which were rebaptized for the remission of sins

I spent the night with Br Jacob Phelps in Orange st
[FIGURE 1] I wrote a letter to Col Peter Van Avery

I found on my ariveval to Boston puite [quite] an excitemet
through the country concerning affairs in Nauvoo
& reagions round about saying that the whole
country was rising in arms in mob to exterminate
the Saints. most of the inflamatory speaches and
excitement was got up by the warsaw message
and St Louis papers they desire to exterminate the
Saints from of[f] the earth, but the work is in the
hands of God and he will direct all things aright

^[FIGURE 12] J S [FIGURE 12] H S At 5 oclock this day the Prophet Joseph & Patriarch
Hiram Smith fell, sealed their testimony with their Blood
[FIGURE] They were murdered to appeas the wrath of a gentile mob as Christ
was by a Jewish mob. Peace be to thy ashes, the most glorious
resurrection to thy bodies and the American gentile nation answer
for thy blood before the bar of God. And the murderers pay the
price of the Lords anointed [FIGURE]^

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^5 oclok 16 m 23 sec 5 1/4 at Carthage 6 1/2 at Bostone^
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McAllister, Ananias
abt. 1806-1844
4 mentions
Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
3307 mentions
Apostle, Family
Smith, Hyrum
9 Feb 1800 - 27 Jun 1844
403 mentions
Apostle
Phelps, Jacob
1815-1888
16 mentions
Hardy, John
abt. 1816-1891
11 mentions
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2236 mentions

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I found on my ariveal to Boston puite [quite] an excitemet through the country concerning affairs in Nauvoo & reagions round about saying that the whole country was rising in arms in mob to exterminate the saints most of the inflamatory speaches and excitement was got up by the warsaw message and St Louis papers they desire to exterminate the saints from of the earth, but the work is in the hands of God and he will direct all things aright
~ Wilford Woodruff
^[FIGURE] J S H S At 5 oclock [Insertion written on the side of the page, clarifying the time that Joseph and Hyrum were martyred] ^5 oclok 16 m. 23 sec 5 1/2 at Carthage 6 1/2 at [Rochester] in the evening^ At 5 oclock this day the Prophet Joseph & Patriarch Hiram Smith fell. sealed their testimony with their Blood [FIGURE] They were murdered to appeas the wrath of a gentile mob as Christ was by a Jewish mob. Peace be to thy ashes, the most glorious resurrection to thy bodies and the American gentile nation answer for thy blood before the bar of God, and the murderers pay the price of the Lords anointed^
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star
Boston on the . I at- tended Conferences and meetings with the Twelve, and visited Maine. I was in Portland, ready to step on board of a steamer for Fox Islands, when I saw an account of the martyr- dom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith in Carthage jail; the Spirit bore record to me it was true. I immediately return- ed to Boston, met in Council with the Twelve, returned with them to Nauvoo,
Autobiography 1857 Draft 1
on the I attended Conferences and meetings with the Twelve and visited Maine I was in portland ready to step on board of a steamer for fox Islands when I saw an accout of the death ^marterdom^ of Joseph & Hiram Smith in Carthage Jail the spirit bore record to me it was true, I immediately returned to Boston met in Council
Autobiography Volume 2 circa 1865
Hyrum were assassinated. This was at a quarter past five at Carthage the place of the fiendish tragedy and half past six p.m. at Boston where Elder Young and myself were. Brigham as we sat together in the station was very sorrowful and depressed in spirit without knowing the cause. This was the time that the direst blow which Satan had struck since the Son of God was crucified sent the spirits of the Prophet and Patriarch to join the martyred host of God's servants Too well we afterwards knew why all the Twelve wherever they were on that day and at that time were like the President of our quorum very sorrowful and burdened in spirit without knowing why. Two days afterwards we held the Boston Conference of the Church of ^Jesus^ Latter-Day Saints at Franklin Hall

Events

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Wilford completes brick home in Nauvoo; over the next 2 years he lives in it for less than 6 weeks.
Meeting where majority of Church members sustain the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as governing body of the Church.
Wilford accepts call to preside over the European Mission for one year.

Jun 27, 1844