Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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lives of men: such interference we believe to  be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the  peace of every government allowing human  beings to be held in servitude.
 

Section 111 • Account of the Martyrdom, circa July 1844 [D&C 135]

SECTION CXI.
 
Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his Brother  .
 
1 To seal the testimony of this book and the Book of  Mormon, we close with the martyrdom of Joseph Smith  the prophet and the patriarch. They were  shot in jail on the 27th of June, 1844, about 5  o’clock P. M., by an armed mob, painted black—of from  150 to 200 persons. was shot first and fell calm ly exclaiming “I am a dead man!” Joseph leaped from  the window, and was shot dead in the attempt, exclaim ing “O Lord my God!”—They were both shot after they  were dead in a brutal manner, and both received four balls.
2 and , two of the  Twelve, were the only persons in the room at the time; the  former was wounded in a savage manner with four balls,  but has since recovered: the latter, through the promises  of God escaped “without even a hole in his robe.”
3  Joseph Smith, the prophet and seer of the Lord, has  done more, (save Jesus only,) for the salvation of men in  this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In  the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the  Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and  power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on  two continents: has sent the fulness of the everlasting  gospel which it contained, to the four quarters of the  earth; has brought forth the revelations and command ments which compose this book of Doctrine and Cove nants, and many other wise documents and instructions  for the benefit of the children of men: gathered many  thousands of the Latter-Day Saints: founded a great city:  and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived  great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his peo ple, and like most of the Lord’s annointed in ancient  times, has sealed his mission and works with his own  blood—and so has his brother . In life they were  not divided, and in death they were not seperated!
4 When Joseph went to to deliver himself up,  to the pretended requirements of the law, two or three  days previous to his assassination, he said: “I am going [p. 444]
lives of men: such interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the peace of every government allowing human beings to be held in servitude.
 

Section 111 • Account of the Martyrdom, circa July 1844 [D&C 135]

SECTION CXI.
 
Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his Brother .
 
1 To seal the testimony of this book and the Book of Mormon, we close with the martyrdom of Joseph Smith the prophet and the patriarch. They were shot in jail on the 27th of June, 1844, about 5 o’clock P. M., by an armed mob, painted black—of from 150 to 200 persons. was shot first and fell calmly exclaiming “I am a dead man!” Joseph leaped from the window, and was shot dead in the attempt, exclaiming “O Lord my God!”—They were both shot after they were dead in a brutal manner, and both received four balls.
2 and , two of the Twelve, were the only persons in the room at the time; the former was wounded in a savage manner with four balls, but has since recovered: the latter, through the promises of God escaped “without even a hole in his robe.”
3  Joseph Smith, the prophet and seer of the Lord, has done more, (save Jesus only,) for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents: has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men: gathered many thousands of the Latter-Day Saints: founded a great city: and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people, and like most of the Lord’s annointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and works with his own blood—and so has his brother . In life they were not divided, and in death they were not seperated!
4 When Joseph went to to deliver himself up, to the pretended requirements of the law, two or three days previous to his assassination, he said: “I am going [p. 444]
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