190 years ago today - Jul 23, 1833

The mob again attacks the Saints in Independence. Six saints - John Corrill, John Whitmer, W. W. Phelps, A. S. Gilbert, Bishop Partridge, and Isaac Morley-offer themselves as a ransom for the Saints if the mob promises not to pursue the other Saints. They are forced to sign a treaty stating that half the Saints will leave Jackson County by January 1, 1834, and the rest will leave the following April. It is evident that the Lt. Gov. Lilburn Boggs is playing a large part in the mob action. Boggs, in fact, has contended with the Mormons for purchase of several of the lands that Mormons now own.

In Kirtland at this time, 24 elders--six at each corner--set the cornerstone of the Kirtland Temple.

[Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

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