180 years ago today - Jun 24, 1843

Cyrus Walker arrives and tells Joseph he will help him in exchange for Joseph's vote in the upcoming election. When Joseph promises, Walker says to Stephen Markham, "I am now sure of my election, as Joseph Smith has promised me his vote, and I am going to defend him." ... Cyrus Walker sends Lee County Sheriff Campbell to stay the night with Joseph and protect him from abuse ... [At election time, Joseph would vote for Walker, but suggest to the saints they vote for another candidate.]

[Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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