Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​*​> was in the meeting seeing what was going on, he afterwards told that the purpose of the meeting was to take into consideration the best way to stop Joseph Smith’s career, as his views on Government were widely circulated to look like Wild fire, they said if he did not get into the Presidential Chair this Election, he would be sure the next time; and if & would join together and kill him they would not be brought to Justice for it; there were Delegates in said Meeting from every State in the Union except three & Cap [Robert F.] Smith were also in the meeting— ()
* was in the meeting seeing what was going on, he afterwards told that the purpose of the meeting was to take into consideration the best way to stop Joseph Smith’s career, as his views on Government were widely circulated to look like Wild fire, they said if he did not get into the Presidential Chair this Election, he would be sure the next time; and if & would join together and kill him they would not be brought to Justice for it; there were Delegates in said Meeting from every State in the Union except three & Cap Robert F. Smith were also in the meeting— ()
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