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, the election of 1842 has far-reaching consequences. We begin with a number of people getting sick in Nauvoo, then discuss the various meetings held to carry out the bankruptcy proceedings of prominent Nauvoo Mormons and all the drama with “lost” letters. Then we get into what the newly-elected representatives of Illinois had planned to attempt curtailing the political power and corruption in Nauvoo. William Smith opposes. After that, we go on a lightning round to finish out 1842 so we can begin 1843 in 2019 with a clean slate.

Links:

Times & Seasons Autumn 1842
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9977

Nauvoo Politics EoM
https://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Nauvoo_Politics

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

Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde Smith Smith Hyde
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/marinda-nancy-johnson/

‘Crazy’ Willey Smith
https://josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-b-smith

Orson Pratt in Nauvoo
http://jared.pratt-family.org/orson_histories/orson_pratt_in_nauvoo2.html

List of Joseph Smith’s Wives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Joseph_Smith%27s_wives

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

Show links:

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