The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we discuss the Law family. From Jo’s personal councilor in the Church presidency, aide-de-camp in the Nauvoo Legion, registrar of the University of Nauvoo, and general Mormon eliteness to one of the most powerful and outspoken critics of Joseph Smith and Mormonism; William Law has an interesting story in the Church and left behind a ton of documentation that is crucial and invaluable to historians today. We get to know him, his wife Jane, and his brother Wilson in this episode and then discuss what changed.

Links:

William Law Biography
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-law

Wilson Law Biography
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/wilson-law

JS Reflections and Blessings
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/reflections-and-blessings-16-and-23-august-1842/2

William Law grain and sawmill
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minutes-and-discourse-3-5-october-1840/1#full-transcript

William Law-chaired Court Martial
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/report-of-nauvoo-legion-general-court-martial-30november-1841/1

Deed from JS/ES to William Law
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/deed-to-william-law-24-january-1842/2

Council of Fifty Minutes
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-2-council-of-fifty-minutes-27-february-1845/3#full-18153362210351494232

D&C 124
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/124?lang=eng

History of the Saints by John C. Bennett
https://archive.org/details/historysaints00benngoog/page/n53

An Interview with William Law
http://www.mrm.org/law-interview

3 letters from William Law
http://www.william-law.org/publications/the-mormons-in-nauvoo-three-letters-from-william-law-on-mormonism-an-honest-mans-view-and-remorse-the-daily-tribune-salt-lake-city-july-3-1887

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

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On this episode, we discuss the controversial election of 1843. Jo had promised his vote, and by implication the Mormon voting bloc, to the Whig candidate and well-respected lawyer, Cyrus Walker. However, the Democrats held control of the state militia that represented a constant threat to the safety of Joseph Smith and the Mormons. Governor Thomas Ford pulled a dirty trick to get the Mormons to vote for the Democrat candidate, Joseph Hoge; a grand scheme was carried out to flip-flop the Mormon vote. When Hyrum Sidekick-Abiff Smith received a prophecy, the Lord had spoken, let all the world be silent. Back scratching and political favors negotiated behind closed doors rule the day.

 

The Prophet and the Presidency
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40193327?seq=14#metadata_info_tab_contents

 

Josiah Butterfield
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/josiah-butterfield

 

Cyrus Walker
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/cyrus-walker

 

August 6, 1843 public speech
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/discourse-6-august-1843-as-reported-by-willard-richards/3#full-transcript

 

To Save the District for the Whigs
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt4cgn0s.8?seq=6#metadata_info_tab_contents

 

Warsaw Signal 2/14/44
http://warsaw.advantage-preservation.com/viewer/?t=30053&i=t&m=between&fn=warsaw_signal_usa_illinois_warsaw_18440214_english_2&df=221&dt=230

 

Warsaw Signal 2/21/44
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-editor-circa-21-february-1844/1#full-transcript

 

History of Hancock County by Thomas Gregg
https://archive.org/details/historyofhancock00greg/page/296

 

History of Illinois by Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n318

 

Quincy Whig 1843
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/whig1843.htm#0809

 

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On this episode, we jump back into Nauvoo Mormonism. We begin with discussing the realm of politics in the 1840s. Jo’s political chess didn’t begin in Nauvoo, but Nauvoo was where he ramped up his game and moved to the ranks of political chess master. Jo had an incredible ability to curry the favor of powerful politicians and influential business owners who regarded Nauvoo as a tourist town on the Mississippi. Then we discuss how polygamy and the practice of “spiritual wifery” required a system of organization and ascendency for Nauvoo sex workers. The results are worthy of note and degrading to the women who were regarded as property.

Links:

The Prophet and the Presidency: Mormonism and Politics in Joseph Smith’s 1844 Presidential Campaign by Timothy L. Wood
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40193327?seq=12#metadata_info_tab_contents

History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n232

Women’s Work and Sex Work in Nineteenth-Century America by Anya Jabour
http://www.pbs.org/mercy-street/blogs/mercy-street-revealed/womens-work-and-sex-work-in-nineteenth-century-america/

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Sexual Slander and Polygamy in Nauvoo by John S. Dinger
https://www.academia.edu/33512382/Sexual_Slander_and_Polygamy_in_Nauvoo_Journal_of_Mormon_History_Summer_2018_

History of the Saints by John C. Bennett
https://archive.org/details/historysaints00benngoog/page/n235

Godless Engineer “Was Joseph Smith a Convicted Con Man? || Mormonism Debunked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSCEF7-gAjU

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On this episode, we get into part 2 of our discussion with Mormon historian Chris Smith. Part 1 was the primer with a heavy focus on early Mormon emissaries. Part 2 dives into how these Mormon-Native relationships were explored and leveraged to hasten the Mormon theodemocracy with dictatorial prophecies of war and bloodshed. Chris reads a letter from James Arlington Bennett that minces no words about the impending Mormon military campaign. Then we bring things back around to Alpheus Cutler to discuss his Native emissary missions and settlement. We wrap the conversation with Native-Mormon relations in Utah under Brigham Young and discuss Walkara. Chris opines on what lessons we can take from this snapshot of history.

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On this episode, we sit down with Mormon historian Chris Smith to discuss part 1 of a 2-part series on Native and Mormon relations during Joseph Smith’s ministry. We begin with discussing the Book of Mormon being written explicitly to the Natives and describe Joseph’s mindset in allying with the Natives to overthrow the U.S. Government. Then we broach the utility of the Council of Fifty and jump into a few important emissaries Joseph called to forge trading and military relations with various Native tribes. Lewis Denna (Dana, Denny), and his work with church leadership, are of particular import as he was a Native convert to the church. We try to put the plight of the Natives in broader context throughout America. Then we wrap with the work of Jonathan Dunham (J. Dunham ‘Lamanite’) and his work with various Native groups.

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On this episode, we dive into the ubiquity of Nauvoo polygamy. Much has been made about Joseph Smith having multiple wives, but he wasn’t the only Nauvoo elite with more than one. Just how prevalent was the practice? How many participated? How many knew about the doctrine? How many plural marriages were formed prior to D&C 132 being committed to paper? What conclusions can we draw from the available data? Gary James Bergera’s article is a masterpiece in helping to understand the complexity of the tangled web of Nauvoo Polygamy.

Identifying the Earliest Mormon Polygamists by Gary Bergera
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V38N03_13.pdf

James Adams
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/james-adams

Ezra T. Benson
https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/companies/65/ezra-t-benson-company

Reynolds Cahoon
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/reynolds-cahoon

Joseph Coolidge
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-wellington-coolidge?l=papers

Howard Egan
https://majorhowardegan.com/howard-egan/overview-of-major-howard-egans-life/

William Felshaw
https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/pioneers/7955/william-felshaw

Deed to William Felshaw
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/deed-to-william-felshaw-30-june-1836/1

William Huntington biography by Andrew Jensen
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/logout?targetUrl=/collection/BYUIBooks/id/3154

Joseph Kelting
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-andrew-kelting

Isaac Morley
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/isaac-morley

Joseph Bates Noble
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-bates-noble
https://keeperoftheprophetssword.net/

John Edward Page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-edward-page

Uncle John Smith
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_(uncle_of_Joseph_Smith)

Theodore Turley
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/theodore-turley

Lyman Wight
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lyman-wight

Edwin Woolley
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/edwin-woolley

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Just that, I'm finally doing it for the first time in 4.5 years of podcasting. But, there are a few announcements that need to find a home in your earhole so please permit a short 5.75 mins of listening to give those announcements the home they deserve.

I'm sorry everybody! We'll be back next week with a regular episode.

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On this episode, Hingepin Sidney Rigdon is in the hot seat. August of 1843 brought about events that led to him being disfellowshipped. After a month of waiting on pins and needles, Rigdon was called in for a hearing before the High Council to determine if he would remain in fellowship, or be officially excommunicated. His powers of oratory shine through the historical record as he pleads his case with life-or-death implications. Joseph Smith gives a couple cryptic funeral sermons.

Links:

Encouraging Joseph Smith to Practice Plural Marriage by Brian Hales
http://mormonhistoricsites.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Encouraging-Joseph-Smith-to-Practice-Plural-Marriage-The-Accounts-of-the-Angel-with-a-Drawn-Sword.pdf

Brigham Young: A Bold Prophet by James Faust
https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/james-e-faust_brigham-young-bold-prophet/

August 1843 current events
http://mormon-church-history.blogspot.com/2011/03/mormon-history-aug-12-1843.html

Elias Higbee
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/elias-higbee

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

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On this episode, we pick up with a European convert who made his way to Nauvoo in 1841. Alexander Neibaur was a “learned” man who was given to linguistic studies, dentistry, and esoteric Hebrew mysticism. Joseph Smith found a friend and fellow occultist in Neibaur and Mormon doctrine and theology exploded upon Neibaur’s arrival. We tell Neibaur’s story, give a brief overview of Kabbalah, and speculate on how Nauvoo theology was influenced by Kabbalah and Neibaur specifically.

Links:

Joseph Smith and the Kabbalah
http://gnosis.org/jskabb3.htm

Brief History of Neibaur
https://www.neibaur.org/journals/alexnotes.htm

Neibaur Journal
http://www.neibaur.org/journals/alex.html

Susa Young Gates biographical sketch of Alexander Neibaur
https://archive.org/stream/reliefsocietymag09reli#page/136/mode/2up

Usage of ‘Elohim’ in early Mormonism
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/volume-14-number-1-2013/usage-title-elohim

“The Jews” by Alexander Neibaur circa July 1843
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/8533
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/8539

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On this episode, as we enter the last half of 1843, an era of good-feelings falls upon Nauvoo. The streets shined as if paved by gold and the Mormons had beat the justice system again while polygamy was in full swing! We focus in on some of the pressures behind closed doors the public wasn’t privy to. We hear the story of Jane Manning James and her migration to Nauvoo, how she met the Smiths, came to live in the Nauvoo Mansion, and her relationships with Emma and other women living in the house. Then we hyperfocus on Emma and her constant inner battle with polygamy.

Links:

Mormon Enigma
https://www.amazon.com/Mormon-Enigma-Emma-Hale-Smith/dp/0252062914

“Life Sketch” of Jane Manning James
https://history.lds.org/article/jane-manning-james-life-sketch?lang=eng#_ftn7

An Interview With William Law
http://www.mrm.org/law-interview

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On this episode, Dr. Quinn picks up right where we left off in part 1. Mike tells us about his disagreements with the general direction of BYU Mormon History academia. New Mormon History is born as the Church Historian's Archives are opened and a new influx of independent researchers get their eyes on crucial previously-censored documents. Mark Hoffman shaped the realm of Mormon history while the feminizing of the academic field begins to gain serious traction. Quinn publishes articles and reviews in support of the scholarship coming from women's groups concerning women holding the priesthood and then writes his seminal Early Mormonism and the Magic World View. He tenders his resignation then goes into hiding from church authority to evade excommunication. Finally, Women and Authority is published which was plutonium to many scholars who were somehow involved, including Quinn. 5 excommunications and 1 disfellowshipping go down in infamy as the "September Six".
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Same-Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/74dbx6fq9780252069581.html
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On this episode, we sit down with author/historian D. Michael Quinn to hear his biographical sketch. We begin with how he came to fall in love with information and history then hear how he came into contact with "anti-Mormon propaganda," only to find out it was true. Then he takes us on a journey through his education and career in Mormon history working in the office of Leonard J. Arrington and then becoming employed by BYU as a professor.
This is part 1 of a 2-part interview with Dr. Quinn.
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On this episode, we take a brief foray into the magic world view of early Mormon leaders. From astrology to divination to scrying to palmistry, many early leaders of the church were influenced by the magic that underpins Protestant Christian mysticism. Instead of talking about Joseph Smith and his seer stones, we take a look at other prominent early Mormons to attempt to construct their beliefs systems that primed them for belief in the early church. Also, a brief listener mail segment to round out the show!

Links:

Scathing Atheist 322 w/Book of Moses
https://audioboom.com/posts/7236926-joey-strikes-back-edition

Mormon Stories Spalding theory interview
https://www.facebook.com/mormonstories/videos/2043951685727497/

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On this episode, we air a presentation I gave to a local Post-Mormon meetup group in St. George, Utah. By common consent they wanted to hear ALL the material I prepared. The talk begins with a little about my story, then progresses to points that I find interesting in Mormon history after studying it for 5 short years. After that, I share the newest research I’ve unearthed concerning psychedelics in early Mormonism. Patrons of the show will want to listen to the Patreon feed version to get the full unedited talk!

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SUNSTONE SHORT CREEK!!!
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/sunstoneshortcreek-2019/

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On this episode, we seek to humanize a controversial and fascinating figure of Nauvoo Mormonism. Helen Mar Kimball has been leveraged as an attack against Joseph Smith for decades. The person at the center of those attacks is a wonderful and dynamic woman who was torn with following the prophet and her parents, or living the life of a teenager with her friends. Let’s inject the human element into the historical enigma, Helen Mar Kimball.

Links:

Helen Mar Kimball Smith Whitney autobiographical sketches
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/HWhitney.html
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=usupress_pubs

1881 letter
https://faenrandir.github.io/a_careful_examination/helen-mar-kimball-whitney-1881-autobiography/
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/womans-view-helen-mar-whitneys-reminiscences-early-church-history/11-appendix-one

Life of Heber C. Kimball by Horace Whitney
https://archive.org/details/LifeOfHeberC.Kimball/page/n10

JSP Helen Mar Kimball
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/helen-mar-kimball/#link_ajs-fn-id_5-5638

In Sacred Loneliness by Todd Compton
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019RD9ZX8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

SUNSTONE!!!
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/sunstoneshortcreek-2019/

MORMON HAPPY HOUR!!!
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On this episode, we dive into the historical context of the polygamy revelation (D&C 132). We discuss the plight of Emma with Jo’s reckless libido. We cover the historical foundation for William and Jane Law possibly brokering a sex-swap deal with Emma and Joseph Smith, as well as their later denials of such scandalous accusations. The stories of Sarah and Maria Lawrence & Emily and Eliza Partridge are told through the lens of some of the foremost historians of the field, reconstructed from firsthand accounts.

Links:

Hales – Quinn “Evidence for the Sexual Side of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy”
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/dialogues/hales-quinn/#link_ajs-fn-id_255-90

William Law Letters to Wilhelm Wymetal
http://www.william-law.org/publications/the-mormons-in-nauvoo-three-letters-from-william-law-on-mormonism-an-honest-mans-view-and-remorse-the-daily-tribune-salt-lake-city-july-3-1887

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Smith/Law wife swap on FAIR Mormon
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Question:_Did_Joseph_Smith_offer_to_trade_Jane_Law_for_Emma_Smith_in_a_wife_swap_with_William_Law%3F#cite_ref-1

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On this episode, we dive into deep Mormon theology! While this podcast is all about Mormon history, sometimes we need to discuss doctrine, when it was given, and the historical context during which said doctrine was created. Doctrine & Covenants 132 is widely known as the ‘Polygamy Revelation’ along with plenty of other controversial theology. This is part 1 discussing the actual text as dictated in July 1843. Part 2 will discuss the historical context next week.

Links:

Section 132
https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/132

Mormon Polygamy Timeline
https://exploringmormonism.com/polygamy-timeline/

Polygamy and the Law of Sarah
https://www.mormonwomen.com/sunday-school-supplements/polygamy-law-sarah/

D&C 101 “monogamy revelation”
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835/259

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Direct download: Ep_148_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, Governor Ford’s hands are tied. Sheriffs Reynolds and Wilson, who’d arrested Joseph Smith, appeal to the Governor to call out the state militia to rein in Jo. The Mormons sign petitions calling on the Governor to never issue a warrant for arrest on any Mormons ever again. The Mormons collect a packet of affidavits and statements to be sent to Governor Ford, attempting to obstruct the wheels of justice from grinding up the Prophet. After that, Jo has a curious little meeting with some Potawatomie Chiefs and then calls Orson Hyde on a mission to Russia.

Links:

HoC vol 5 Ch 25
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-5-chapter-24

Sheriff Reynolds letter to the press
https://www.newspapers.com/image/25538220/?terms=mormon%2Bprophet

Family Stories from the Trail of Tears
https://ualrexhibits.org/tribalwriters/artifacts/Family-Stories-Trail-of-Tears.html

Andrew Jackson 1829 State of the Union Address
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson%27s_First_State_of_the_Union_Address

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose pamphlet
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

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Direct download: Ep_147_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, Joseph Smith was safe in his kingdom on the Mississippi. A legal mess had been mixed by everything that happened during the week of June 23-30, 1843 and now it was time to sort it out. Documentation is entered into the Nauvoo Municipal Court record justifying Jo’s arrest in the first place. Then Jo makes a speech to the eager Mormons who were excited to see their prophet safe in their town again. The following day the court convenes to hear witness testimony proving that Joseph Smith wasn’t guilty of treason against the State of Missouri.

July 1, 1843 court hearing
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-5-chapter-24

Don’t miss the Zachrilege Cast episode #185!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cv7vnppJlA

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Direct download: Ep_146_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, we pick up where we left off last week. Joseph Smith was in the custody of Missouri Sheriff, Joseph Reynolds, but the sheriffs were in the custody of one of Jo’s boys. We read through multiple first-person early accounts of how their journey to Nauvoo went. Jo had everything in his control.

Links:

Joseph Smith Arrested New York Herald
https://www.newspapers.com/image/466575304/?terms=mormon%2Bprophet

Second Arrest of Joseph Smith
http://www.truthandgrace.com/1843arrest2.htm

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 Expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Cyrus Walker bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/cyrus-walker

Wilson Law bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/wilson-law?l=papers

Stephen Markham bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/stephen-markham?highlight=Markham,%20Stephen

Albert P. Rockwood bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/albert-perry-rockwood

History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.151183/page/n165

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Direct download: Ep_145.mp3
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On this episode, at the behest of Joseph Smith, Joseph H. Jackson embarks on a mercenary trip to Missouri in hopes of breaking Porter Rockwell out of jail and finishing off Ex-Governor Lilburn Boggs. His true intent? Collude with Jackson County Sheriff Reynolds to arrest Joseph Smith. He isn’t successful, but gathers some helpful intel to bring back to the prophet to gain his trust. Joseph Smith heads to Dixon, Illinois to preach but winds up arrested by Sheriffs Reynolds and Wilson; mobs form everywhere they go. The Danites are called out to canvass Illinois to break Jo out of custody and return him to the Kingdom on the Mississippi, and Jo has a pistol smuggled to him. Content warning for this episode, there’s some of strong language.

Links:

Second Arrest of Joseph Smith 1843
http://www.truthandgrace.com/1843arrest2.htm

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

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Direct download: NM_144_normies.mp3
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On this episode, Joseph Smith is a fraud. We discuss two occurrences in Nauvoo which prove that Jo didn’t have access to any knowledge that people of his day did. First is the Greek Psalter incident where a guy proved that Jo had no idea what language was on the parchment. After that is the entirety of the Kinderhook Plates incident, which proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jo unabashedly knew he was a fraud. These incidents, coupled with the Book of Abraham in early 1842, reveal Jo to be the liar he was.

Links:

Henry Caswell “Three Days At Nauvoo” Greek Psalter expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1842Cas1.htm

Greek Psalter MormonThink article
http://www.mormonthink.com/greekweb.htm

Henry Caswell: Anti-Mormon Extraordinaire
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3085&context=byusq

Hugh Nibley The Myth Makers (1961)
https://archive.org/details/mythmakers00nibl/page/190

May 30, 1843 New York Herald signed “A Gentile”
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1843-05-30/ed-1/seq-2/

Kinderhook Plates FAIRMormon article
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Forgeries_related_to_Mormonism/Joseph_Smith_and_the_Kinderhook_Plates

Kinderhook Plates MormonThink Article
http://www.mormonthink.com/kinderhookweb.htm#significantref3

Improvement Era Aug 1961
https://archive.org/stream/improvementera6509unse#page/n61/mode/2up

1981 Kinderhook Plate LDS.org article
https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/1981/08/kinderhook-plates-brought-to-joseph-smith-appear-to-be-a-nineteenth-century-hoax?lang=eng

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Direct download: NM_143.mp3
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On this episode, Orrin Pistol Packin’ Porter Rockwell lets down his guard and heads for Nauvoo. As he was about to board the steamer, a bounty hunter caught up with him. We follow Port and his troubles in Missouri criminal justice system of 1843. In Port’s absence, a new wolf in sheep’s clothing appears.

Links:

Boggs Shooting and Attempted Extradition by Morris A. Thurston
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4215&context=byusq

Millennial Star 1860
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/MStar/id/37198

Porter Rockwell “facts”
http://www.ldsliving.com/Porter-Rockwell-7-Unbelievable-Facts-and-Stories-You-Didn-t-Know/s/77142

Joseph H. Jackson Bio
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-h-jackson

1842 Slander case
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/summons-3-december-1842-b-city-of-nauvoo-v-davis-for-slander-of-js/1

Startling Disclosures August 1844 by Joseph H. Jackson
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Secular Society of MIT w/ Sohan Dsouza
http://ssomit.mit.edu/
https://www.facebook.com/secularsocietyofmit/
http://calendar.mit.edu/event/ssomit_exmormon#.XGY1aVxKg2w

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Direct download: Ep_142_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, I bother all of you with a Facebook fight. Yes, really. Don’t worry, it’s just to springboard into the controversial issue of abortion in Nauvoo Mormonism. We read through a court document from March 1843 of a woman who suffered abuse at the hands of a Thomsonian herbal physician after he gave her ergot and injected cayenne pepper into her veins. Then we opine on the plight of women in 19th-century America. The outro includes a brief conversation with Kimberly Anderson, the featured guest of our next NaMo Home Evening!

Links:

Dana v. Brink March 1843
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/supersedeas-8-april-1843-dana-v-brink/1

1831 Thomsonian Family Vegetable Medicine
https://archive.org/details/cihm_01684/page/n333

William Bicking Brink
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-bicking-brink

Charles Root Dana
https://josephsmithpapers.org/person/charles-root-dana

ErGoT
https://www.erowid.org/plants/ergot/

Albert Hoffman LSD-25
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/lsd/lsd.htm

Smith-entheogen Theory
http://realbookofmormon.org/smithentheogentheory/

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Direct download: Ep_141_Regular.mp3
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On this episode, Joseph Smith and William Miller tangle through public media. Miller’s prophecy of the beginning of the Second Coming of Jesus is hotly disputed by the one true prophet. Jo goes out preaching to his congregants, sees a comet in the sky, and gives his own prophecy of when Jesus will return. Doctrine & Covenants 130 is revealed among all this hubbub concerning end-of-world prophecies. Also our final installment of treasure digs for those who donated to help Brother Jake.

Links:

William Miller endtimes flyer
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Millerite_1843_chart_2.jpg

Latter-day Reactions to the Millerite Movement, 1843-1844
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/selections-2003-religious-education-student-symposium/latter-day-saint-reactions-millerite

Joseph Smith, William Miller, and Prophetic Speculation
http://mit.irr.org/joseph-smith-william-miller-and-prophetic-speculation

Apocalyptic Adversaries: Mormonism Meets Millerism
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/43200790.pdf

D&C 130
https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/130.18-19?lang=eng

Textual Development of D&C 130:22
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/textual-development-dc-13022-and-embodiment-holy-ghost

Joseph Smith 1890 Second Coming Prophecy
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Question:_Did_Joseph_Smith_prophesy_that_Jesus_Christ_would_return_in_1890%3F

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Direct download: Ep_140.mp3
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On this episode, Jo was safe for a little while. It was time for the 1843 elections which returned predictable results. Jo elevates the Nauvoo House to the importance of the Nauvoo Temple, but then derides people for aggrandizing themselves. A market center is planned and Jo is given final decision-making power as Mayor. Then Jo goes to the Temple construction site and makes a speech that reveals some interesting details of his character. After that we get a great update on Brother Jake, and then take a turn into somber territory to say goodbye to a dear friend, Deborah “Heretic Woman” Mc Taggart. Last 15 mins contain explicit language.

Links:

Lucien Woodworth
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lucien-woodworth?l=papers

Have I Done Any Good?
https://www.lds.org/music/library/hymns/have-i-done-any-good?lang=eng&_r=1

Will Lamartine Thompson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Lamartine_Thompson

Deborah “Heretic Woman” Mc Taggart
AOA Beyond the Trailer Park
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3665qM1r42N9LZArM31wg

Full Quranic
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/full-quranic

Holy Crap Vlogcast
http://holycrapthevlogcast.com/

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Direct download: Ep_139.mp3
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On this episode, Andrew Torrez of Opening Arguments joins us to discuss the legal sphere of Joseph Smith’s troubles in 1843. He helps fact check my take on the January 1843 trial which heard in Smith’s favor on the writ of habeas corpus, but Jo was far from out of the woods. Andrew helps us understand what the next step would be for the State of Illinois as well as Jo’s legal counsel in keeping him out of state custody. After that, we read a letter Jo sent to his legal counsel with regards to new intelligence he’d gained from Orson Pratt. Then we wrap up with discussing a dream Jo had recorded in his history.

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January 1843 court transcription
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-1-document-11-court-ruling-5-january-1843/18#full-transcript

Opening Arguments Top 5
https://openargs.com/oa13-hillary-clintons-damned-emails/
https://openargs.com/oa2-the-2000-election-neverforget-part-1/
https://openargs.com/oa12-tax-protesters-sovereign-citizens-wackiness/
https://openargs.com/oa21-second-amendment-masterclass-part-1/
https://openargs.com/oa154-stormy-daniels-is-a-legal-genius/

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Direct download: Ep_138_Regular.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT
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On this episode, we discuss the historicity of an altercation between Eliza Snow and Emma Hale Smith. Legend has it that Emma saw Eliza who was “heavy with child” kiss Jo and pushed Eliza down the stairs in a fit of jealous rage. It’s common oral tradition passed down for generations, but did it really happen? We dive into where the story came from and what the documentary history can tell us of the supposed incident. History isn’t always so cut and dry.

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Figures of the Past
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101072314014;view=1up;seq=402

Nauvoo Mansion and Homestead
https://history.lds.org/article/historic-sites/illinois/nauvoo/joseph-smith-homestead-and-mansion-house?lang=eng

FairMormon did Emma push Eliza down the stairs
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Plural_wives/Eliza_R._Snow/Emma_pushing_Eliza_down_the_stairs

Emma and Eliza and the Stairs by Beecher, Avery, and Newell
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2160&context=byusq

Joseph Smith, the Prophet, His Friends, and his Family
https://archive.org/details/josephsmithproph01wyme/page/58

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Direct download: NM_137_Normies.mp3
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On this episode, Jo’s arrested once again, but the stakes have never been higher. He and his posse make their way to Springfield, IL to determine whether or not a newly issued writ of Habeas Corpus should be honored at the federal level, or if Jo as accessory to murder in Missouri was a state issue to be handled at the Missouri level. Yes, we spend a lot of time mired in court documents, but it’s well worth the read/listen. After that, we do our treasure dig fundraiser for Brother Jake. There’s still time left to donate so don’t miss your chance to be written into a treasure dig! Just forward the receipt of your donation to nakedmormonism@gmail.com.

Brother Jake Gofundme and YouTube
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Direct download: NM_136_Normies.mp3
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