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 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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