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Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1059
Photocopy of holograph account of the murder of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and his brother Hyrum (1800-1844) on June 27, 1844. Jones was with the Smiths in the Carthage jail the night before they were killed. He was involved in carrying messages to and from Joseph and in appealing to Illinois officials for greater protection for the two men. Jones relates some comments verbatim made by Joseph that indicate he had a premonition of death, as well as remarks by the mob. He also tells of the reaction of many of the Mormons when they heard of Joseph's death.

Dates

  • 1855

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access. Copies may be made only by permission of the Church Archivist, Historical Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Conditions Governing Access Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder (0.4 linear ft.) : 26 p.

Biographical History

Farmer, explorer, steamboat captain, and Mormon Church leader. Native of Wales, emigrated to the United States in 1840, joined the Mormon Church in 1843 and served as a missionary for that church to Wales (1845-9 and 1852-6), came to Utah in 1849, and served as mayor of Manti, Utah (1851-2).

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Originals

Mat'l specified: Original manuscript. Historical Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

General

Typescript included.
Title
Register of Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith
Status
completed
Author
Elisa Visick
Date
2010 July 28
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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