What decade was there finally more births added to the church than baptisms?
Identified only as “Tompkins,” the suspect was apparently a silversmith who claimed to have told others of his intent to kill Boggs. So confident was the citizen committed of his guilt that they offered a $200 reward for his arrest. Governor Reynolds authorized an additional $200 for his arrest and another $300 for his conviction. An advertisement in the Jeffersonian Republican that ran on May 14, 1842, noted that “on the evening of the assassination, [he] was seen in the vicinity of Independence—which with many other corroborating circumstances, leaves no doubt of his guilt.”
Habeas Corpus in Early Nineteenth-Century Mormonism, Jeffrey N. Walker, BYU Studies Vol. 52, No. 1, 2013, 45.