180 years ago today - Dec 30, 1842 - Friday

Joseph [Smith] said he had decided that he would not vote for a Slave holder— it is giving them power & if they could obtain sufficent power & get a religious peak [pique?] against any religionists— they would subdue them & compel our children to mix with their slaves.

By Elder [Orson] Hyde . what would you advice a man to do who came in the having a hundred Slaves? Joseph [:] I have always advised such to bring their slaves into a free county— & set them free— Educate them & give them equal Rights. ... should the slaves be organizd into an independent governme[n]t they would become quarrelsome it would not be wisdom ...

Joseph said to Judge Adams that christ & the Resurrected saints will reign over the earth, but not dwell on the earth visit it when go they please or when necessary to govern it. There will be wicked men <on> the earth during the 1000 years. The heathen nations who will not come up to worship will be destroyed. Joseph gave a lecture on med[ic]ine salt vinegar & pepper given internally. & plunging in the river when the parozyism [paroxysm] begin. will cure the Cholera

[Joseph Smith, "President Joseph Smith's Journal," 4 vols., Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843 (Willard Richards)]

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