170 years ago today - Jan 26, 1850

[Minutes of Quorum of Twelve]
... Conversation then took place about Joseph's [i.e., Joseph Smith's] last Sermon on the house top before 7000 of N[auvoo]. Legion besides many others'- W[illard] R[ichards] said that the last Sunday, Joseph was jumping with a Stick'-& his last jump the Stick broke in two prices & he fell flat on his back'-he then got up & went into Court when the trial commenced'-Joseph often said Hyrum [Smith] if ever we go again to Carthage [Illinois] & the mob get hold of us'-we are both dead men'- ... Hyrum believed that Masonry wo[ul]d. save them'-but it was masonry that killed them'-you will find in the sequel that the Lord has ordered it so'- D[aniel]. H. W[ells].

[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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