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 get into politics of Illinois in 1842. This year was a contentious race with the Mormons wielding so much power through their friends in high places. Rigdon runs for Illinois State Congress but loses. The Mormons promise their vote for the Democrat to replace Governor Carlin and Thomas Ford takes his seat as the new Governor of Illinois. What begins with letter exchanges and vicious accusation revealing conflict between Jo and Hingepin Sidney Rigdon ends in bygones being bygones and tests of loyalty. Politics will continue to play an increasing role in our historical analysis moving forward.

JS Journal 1841-42
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/1#full-transcript

Biography of Lorenzo Snow by Eliza R. Snow
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Biography_and_family_record_of_Lorenzo_Snow

1842 gubernatorial election
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_Illinois_gubernatorial_election

Illinois State Senators
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators_from_Illinois

History of Illinois by Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n274

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