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Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith

  • Title: Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith
  • Author: JohnTaylor
  • ISBN: 9781573454490
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Witness to the Martyrdom John Taylor s Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith John s Taylor s personal account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith per the request of church historians George A Smith and Wilford Woodruff This compilation is unique because it helps put T

    John s Taylor s personal account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith per the request of church historians George A Smith and Wilford Woodruff This compilation is unique because it helps put Taylor s testimony into perspective, with a summary of early events in John Taylor s life a discussion of the events immediately following the Martyrdom a brief outlineJohn s Taylor s personal account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith per the request of church historians George A Smith and Wilford Woodruff This compilation is unique because it helps put Taylor s testimony into perspective, with a summary of early events in John Taylor s life a discussion of the events immediately following the Martyrdom a brief outline of Taylor s later life, including his service as third president of the Church.

    1 thought on “Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith

    1. John Taylor was a living witness to the early growth and persecutions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Missouri and then Nauvoo culminating in the death by mob of church leaders (& brothers) Joseph and Hyrum Smith on June 27, 1844 in neighboring Carthage, Illinois. He himself was morbidly injured in the same room as his fellow friends and church leaders. He was there for all of it and so was asked, once the people were settled in the Salt Lake Valley, to recall the histo [...]

    2. Four groups of people persecuted Joseph Smith and were willing to kill him while he lived in Nauvoo. They are the following:1) Apostates from the "Mormon" church who wanted the church doctrine to encompass their wicked and idolatrous ways2) Religionists or the preachers of other sects of religion whose priest craft was destroyed in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ3) Politicians who sought to win votes and favor with the crowd opposed to "Mormons"4) Desperados who saw industrious "Mormons" as [...]

    3. While I have been to Nauvoo and Carthage and heard much of this before, I had never read John Taylor's actual account. His insights are amazing. Plus, I liked how Mark Taylor including a lot of other stuff about the time period--including personal remarks of Governor Ford. He also included prior commentary on John Taylor's writing.

    4. Loved this book! A fascinating read of the last days of Joseph Smith and the conditions that lead up to the martyrdom. I've read this several times before but read it again yesterday prior to my going to Nauvoo later this summer. It's a fast read~just a couple of hours.

    5. This book is John Taylor's personal account of the martyrdom at Carthrage Jail. It was interesting to hear about the events leading up to the death of Joseph Smith and to learn more about John Taylor and the amazing man that he was.

    6. It is a wonderful follow up to our recent trip to Palmyra, Kirtland, Nauvoo, Carthage, and Winter Quarters.

    7. This book is amazing! There is so much that we don't know about the things that happened during the early days of the Church. This book really is a treasure.

    8. Wonderful! There is nothing like reading an eye-witness account of the day the prophet and his brother were martyrered.

    9. A lot of interesting details about the events surrounding the martyrdom and the role of some of the characters we never hear much about, i.e. Governor Ford

    10. Short but excellent read! Highly recommended for those interested in the events that contributed to and led up to the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph. It was astounding to me how much eloquence the English language has lost over the years since this was written. I was especially impressed to read some of the letters Joseph Smith wrote and what a command of the language (among other things) he had even with his limited elemetary school education.

    11. John Taylor was the last surviving member of the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. When this was realized John was asked to put on paper the details of the event.Reading about the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum from a person witness brought new insights and feelings for me. I would recommend this book to any who might want a eye witness account of the events.

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