Discourse, 25 September 1842, as Reported by David Moore
JS, Discourse, , Hancock Co., IL, 25 Sept. 1842. Version copied [ca. 1860s] in David Moore, “Compiled Writings of David Moore: Journal and Life History,” pp. 13–14; typescript at BYU.
Meeting being now open he [Joseph Smith] arose and said that he felt to prophesy some this morning as he had of late been obliged to keep out of sight on account of his unrelenting persecutors, he therefore felt to say to the people, that inasmuch as they would keep the Commandment of God, [p. 13]
Some contemporary journal accounts mention that JS spoke on 25 September 1842 about persecution and took 1 Kings 19 for his text, but none of those accounts capture his words. This ca. 1860s account from David Moore, presumably copied from an earlier nonextant account, attempts to capture what JS said. (JS, Journal, 25 Sept. 1842; Woodruff, Journal, 25 Sept. 1842; Mendenhall, Diary, 25 Sept. 1842; see also JS History, vol. D-1, 1404.)
Woodruff, Wilford. Journals, 1833–1898. Wilford Woodruff, Journals and Papers, 1828–1898. CHL. MS 1352.
Mendenhall, William. Diaries, 1842–1896. CHL. MS 6975.