Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Largest Petition in U. S. History at the Time

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Which LDS member had the largest petition against them at the time?
a.                  B. H. Roberts
b.                  Abraham Smoot
c.                   Brigham Young
d.                  Ezra Taft Benson
Yesterday’s answer:
D.   150
We often hear of the Battle of Nauvoo, but what is not mentioned is the size of the mob as opposed to the residence of Nauvoo or the casualties.
The mob is listed at 1400-1500 with twelve injured and 1 casualty.  The Latter-day Saints are listed as 150 strong and 3 deaths.

Andrew F. Ehat  ed., “They Might Have Known That He Was Not a Fallen Prophet”-The Nauvoo Journal of Joseph Fielding, BYU Studies 19 (Winter 1979), 165.

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