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History of Joseph Smith Written for Young People (Paperback) Loot Price: R234
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History of Joseph Smith Written for Young People (Paperback): George Quayle Cannon
History of Joseph Smith Written for Young People (Paperback): George Quayle Cannon

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History of Joseph Smith Written for Young People (Paperback)

George Quayle Cannon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI11. 1839-40. JOSEPH AND COMPANIONS DEPART FOR THE NATIONAL CAPITAL--THE PROPHET'S ACT OP HEROISM--VISITS PRESIDENT VAN BUREN--THE LATTER'S COWARDICE--APOSTLE HYDE'S MISSION TO JERUSALEM--BOGGS' DEMAND FOR THE PROPHET AND HIS BRETHREN--DEATH OF THE PROPHET'S FATHER--NAUVOO CHARTERED AS A CITY-- NAUVOO UNIVERSITY AND LEGION. WHEN the government of the United States was founded, the idea of the inspired fathers of the nation was to make it possible for all men to enjoy liberty and justice. Each state had its government but above the states was the national government, which was to give justice when it could not be obtained in the states. This was the idea Joseph the Prophet had of our government, and he determined that since Missouri would not right the great wrong done to the Saints, he would carry their cause to the United States and there seek justice. You know something of what they suffered. They lost their lands, houses, cattle and almost all that they had, and worse than this, they were robbed of their rights as American citizens to worship God as they saw fit and to live peacefully wherever they chose to live. In the fall of 1839, in company with Elias Higbee and Sidney Rigdon, Joseph went east to Washington to lay the matter before the President and Congress, and to ask that claims against Missouri for about one and a half million dollars' worth of property be paid. While they were traveling by stage in the mountains between Philadelphia and Washington, the driver left his seat to get a drink of grog. The horses became frightened and began to run. The road led down a hill and the pace soon became terrific. The passengers were beside themselves with fear. Joseph's presence of mind and cool bravery were at once seen. He...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: George Quayle Cannon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55770-5
Barcode: 9781150557705
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-55770-2

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