Sunday, April 5, 2015

Charging That Too, with Treason

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When Joseph Smith was tried for treason in Missouri, the persecuting attorney did all in his power to drive home his point while questioning the prophet. This line of questioning caused Joseph’s defense lawyer, Alexander Doniphan to state to the judge that they might as well make what else treason?
a.      The President of the United States
b.      The Bible
c.       The Book of Mormon
d.      The Governor of the State of Missouri
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Sidney Rigdon
The following is a quote by Wilford Woodruff in reference to a speech by Sidney Rigdon to the Church at the time Sidney Rigdon was vying for leadership of the Church after the death of Joseph Smith. This was the same meeting that Brigham Young rose to speak, and according to eyewitnesses at the meeting, not only sounded, but also looked like Joseph Smith.
     August 7, 1844: A long story it was. A kind of second class vision.

Wilford Woodruff’s Journal Excerpts (Genola, Utah: Pioneer Publishing), 30.

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