180 years ago today - Jul 9, 1844

[Heber C. Kimball]
The papers ware full of News of the death of our Prophet [Joseph Smith]. I was not willen to believe it, fore it was to much to bare. The first news I got of his death was on Tuesday morning in Salum of the 9. It struck me at the heart.

[Kimball, Stanley B. ed, On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball]

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