When Joseph Smith was forced to escape Kirtland to save his life, how did he flee?
A) On his horse
B) By steamer
C) Disguised himself to look like Porter Rockwell
D) In a coffin
(A) He crawled to kill crickets
James Hendricks and his wife, Priscilla, were witnesses to the early persecutions of the Saints. He became disabled when he was injured in a conflict with a mob at the battle of Crooked River in Missouri. Shot in the neck, he was paralyzed from the neck down. His wife, Priscilla, restored some feeling and movement by rubbing his arms and hands with strong vinegar, salt and liniment to aid circulation. He received frequent priesthood administrations from leading Church members.
In Nauvoo the couple ran a boarding house across the street from the temple block. At Winter Quarters, they departed for the Salt Lake Valley in the Jedediah Grant company in 1847.
In Salt Lake City, Brother Hendricks served as a bishop and helped to fight the cricket infestation by crawling between rows of corn and pounding the ground with his fists.
LDS Church News, June 24, 2012