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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...
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George Quayle Cannon
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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