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 take a break from our historical timeline to bring you a special guest. Philippa Meek is a research fellow at Exeter University specializing in polygamous religious sects. Part one of our discussion walks us through the controversial and intense history of early Mormon polygamy in Nauvoo and Utah. Then we dive into the legal issues surrounding the Utah Mormons and how the federal government passed numerous acts to specifically target Mormon polygamy, as well as the Mormon response to this increased pressure. Tune in next week to hear about navigating the legal sphere of legalizing polygamy!

 

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Direct download: NM_174.mp3
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On this episode, we check in with Emma and her slipping grasp on power. She kicks out of the Nauvoo Mansion the Partridge sisters, the Lawrence sisters, and Jane Manning James to hopefully cut down on the rumors circulating the city. Orsimus F. Bostwick files a public complaint against Hyrum Sidekick-Abiff Smith and claims “half a bushel of meal” will get him any prostitute he wants in Nauvoo. An anonymous poem is published about Celestial Marriage. W. W. Phelps responds with “The Voice of Innocence from Nauvoo” and it’s read to the first meeting of the Relief Society of 1844. Emma chastises her counselors telling them to keep an eye on their daughters.

Links:

Come to the March for the Children!!!
March for the Children Oct. 5, 2019
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg6v5ed1df906027&oseq=&c=&ch=
https://protecteverychild.com/

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The Voice of Innocence from Nauvoo
https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/the-first-fifty-years-of-relief-society/part-1/1-10?lang=eng

Eliza Partridge
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/eliza-partridge/

Emily Partridge
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/emily-dow-partridge/

Buckeye’s Laments by Gary Bergera
https://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/JS0170.pdf

Buckeye’s Lamentation for Want of More Wives poem
http://www.william-law.org/publications/buckeys-lamentation-for-want-of-more-wives-warsaw-message-7-february-1844

Joseph hiding polygamy
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Hiding_the_practice

Nauvoo Relief Society minutes
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#ft-historical-intro

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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: NM_173_Normies.mp3
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On this episode, we tap into over a dozen news articles to get a finger on the pulse of 1844 America when it came to the Mormons. People across the nation loved to read headlines about the Mormons and papers with those headlines sold like hotcakes. Newspapers ramped up the headlines to sell more copies, which, in turn, made everybody even more frenzied about the deluded religious fanatics that were going to take over the country. A new scandal breaks and Jo deflects everybody’s attention by calling out John C. Calhoun on his complacency toward the plight of the Mormons.

Links:

Newspaper articles featured:
https://www.newspapers.com/image/395996318/?terms=mormon%2Bmurder
https://www.newspapers.com/image/466587498/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/465170931/
https://www.newspapers.com/image/325594764/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/394606828/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/186572158/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/392172886/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/287724727/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/511603482/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/95672468/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/32923333/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/33792715/?terms=mormon
https://www.newspapers.com/image/49605711/?terms=new%2Bhaven%2Bherald%2Bnauvoo
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1845Bro1.htm
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/whig1843.htm#1213

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John Whitmer Historical Association Conference
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On this episode, we begin with discussing the arrest and extradition to Missouri of Mormon horse-thief Daniel Avery. He suffers for 2 weeks in a Missouri jail and is let off on a writ of habeas corpus to return to Nauvoo and swear out an affidavit detailing what happened. The Anti-Mormon political party becomes more aggressive in its opposition to Mormon political power and the Nauvoo City Council responds with enacting an ordinance which would allow them to arrest any officer of the law attempting to arrest a Mormon and throw them in prison for life. The Anti-Mormon party reacts in outrage and drafts their own resolution to run any Mormons out of Carthage and Warsaw, as well as send a copy of the new Nauvoo ordinance to the Governors of Missouri and Illinois. We wrap the episode with briefly discussing last week’s episode and some listener mail.

Links:

Carthage Conspiracy
https://books.google.com/books?id=18HuCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA59&lpg=PA59&dq=daniel+avery+mormon&source=bl&ots=Y471RQm6W4&sig=ACfU3U0urwGVYgMBgTPqon1JEkUocdJqRQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjX0Y2kt7XkAhVjMn0KHUfoAl4Q6AEwBHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=daniel%20avery%20mormon&f=false

Daniel Avery
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/daniel-avery?highlight=daniel%20avery

Warsaw Signal
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign1844.htm

Warsaw Signal Archives
http://warsaw.advantage-preservation.com/search?t=30053&i=t&bcn=1&m=between

Nauvoo Neighbor 12/23/43
http://boap.org/LDS/Nauvoo-Neighbor/1843/12-13-1843.pdf

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John Whitmer Historical Association Conference
https://www.jwha.info/annual-conference/2019-jwha-annual-conference/

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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: NM_171_Normies.mp3
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