History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Volume 5
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History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Volume 5

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  • HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
    • VOLUME V.
  • INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME V.
    • Dr. John C. Bennett.
    • The Attempted Assassination of Ex-Governor Boggs of Missouri.
    • The First Attempt of Missouri to Extradite the Prophet.
    • The Second Attempt of Missouri to Extradite the Prophet.
    • Prospecting the West with a View to Removal of the Saints.
    • Development of the Prophet's Character.
    • Doctrinal Development.
    • The Time When the Revelation on the Eternity of the Marriage Covenant, Including a Plurality of Wives, Was Given, and its Authorship.
      • I.
      • II.
      • 1. The Revelation Was Given in Answer to the Prophet's Inquiry—A Characteristic of Nearly All His Revelations.
      • 2. It Possesses the Characteristic of Frankness in Reproving the Prophet.
      • 3. The Evidence of the Largeness of Range in the Revelation on Marriage.
      • 4. The Evidence of Identical Phraseology in This and Other Revelations.
      • 5. The Evidence of Recurrence of Principles in the Revelation on Marriage That are Found in Other Revelations Through Joseph Smith.
      • 6. The Evidence of the Particularization of Ideas.
      • 7. The Evidences of Identity in Grandeur of Style.
  • HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.
  • HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • Legion History.
    • The Prophet's Letter to Horace R. Hotchkiss.—Explaining why the Former had taken Advantage of the Bankrupt Law.
    • Affidavit of John C. Bennett.
    • Revelation.
    • Statement of John C. Bennett before the City Council.
    • An Epistle of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, to the Saints scattered abroad, Greeting:
  • CHAPTER II.
    • Address of the Prophet to the Relief Society.
    • Minutes of Meeting of the Female Relief Society, at the Grove, Nauvoo, June 9, 1842, (Reported by Miss E. R. Snow.)
    • The Gift of the Holy Ghost.
    • Defense of the Saints in Nauvoo by William Law.
    • Minutes of a Public Meeting in Nauvoo.
    • An Address to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to all the Honorable Part of the Community.
    • The Prophet's Letter to Jennetta Richards.
    • The Prophet's Letter to Governor Carlin on John C. Bennett Affairs.
    • George Miller's Letter to Governor Reynolds of Missouri.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • Letter of Governor Thomas Carlin to Joseph Smith—Anent John C. Bennett.
    • Letter of Horace R. Hotchkiss to Joseph Smith—On the Prophet taking Advantage of the Bankrupt Act.
    • Letter of Joseph Smith to H. R. Hotchkiss—Reply to Above.
    • A Phrenological Chart of Joseph Smith the Prophet by A. Crane, M. D., Professor of Phrenology.
      • Propensities.
      • Feelings.
      • Sentiments.
      • Perceptives.
      • Reflectives.
      • Explanation of the Chart.
    • TO THE CITIZENS OF HANCOCK COUNTY.
    • An Ordinance in Relation to Writs of Habeas Corpus.
    • Phrenological Chart of Willard Richards.
      • Propensities.
      • Feelings.
      • Sentiments.
      • Perceptives.
      • Reflectives.
    • The Government of God.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • Affidavit of Lilburn W. Boggs, Ex-Governor of Missouri.
    • Affidavit of the City Council anent John C. Bennett.
    • Petition of the Nauvoo City Council to Governor Carlin.
    • Resolution of a Nauvoo Mass Meeting.
    • Affidavit of Hyrum Smith.
    • Affidavit of Wm. Law.
    • Certificate of Elias and Francis M. Higbee.
    • John C. Bennett.
    • Affidavit of Daniel H. Wells Anent John C. Bennett.
    • Letter of Governor Carlin to Joseph Smith, Anent the Foregoing Resolution and Petition.
    • Letter of the Prophet to Governor Carlin—Satisfied with the Governor's Attitude.
    • Ordinance on Habeas Corpus Procedure.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • Letter of the Prophet to Wilson Law—Directing the Latter How to Proceed on Certain Contingencies Arising.
    • Letter of Wilson Law to the Prophet, Expressing Willingness to Carry out the Latter's Instructions.
    • PERSECUTION.
    • The Prophet's Letter to Emma Smith—Detailing Prospective Movements.
    • Joseph Smith's Letter to Wilson Law—Concerning Probable Movements of the Prophet.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • Letter of Emma Smith to Joseph Smith, Relating to the Future Movements of the Prophet, and Items of Business.
    • Letter of Wilson Law to Joseph Smith—Advises Retirement of the Prophet from Nauvoo until Next Governor Takes his Seat of Office.
    • Letter of James Arlington Bennett to Joseph Smith, Anent John C. Bennett and his Forthcoming Anti-Mormon Book.
    • Letter of Wilson Law to Joseph Smith—Advising that the Prophet Secrete Himself in Nauvoo.
    • Letter of Emma Smith to Governor Carlin—Pleading the Cause of the Prophet and the People of Nauvoo Before his Excellency.
    • Minutes of the Nauvoo High Council Meeting, August 20th, 1842.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • Letter of Governor Carlin to Emma Smith, anent the Prophet's Difficulties in Missouri.
    • Emma Smith's Letter to Governor Carlin.—Defense of the Prophet, Arraignment of Missouri.
    • Happiness.[A]
    • Minutes of a Special Conference, held at Nauvoo.
    • Minutes of the Female Relief Society's Meeting—Remarks of the Prophet.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • A Letter from the Prophet to the Saints at Nauvoo—Directions on Baptism for the Dead. [A]
    • Excerpt from a Communication from William Law.
    • An Attempt to Arrest the Prophet.
    • Petition of the Female Relief Society to Governor Carlin.
    • Letter of the Prophet to the Church—Further Directions on Baptism for the Dead. [C]
    • Governor Carlin's Letter to Emma Smith—Nauvoo's Charter and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
    • The Prophet's Letter to James Arlington Bennett—The Forthcoming Book of John C. Bennett.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • An ordinance relative to the return of wits of Habeas Corpus.
    • Letter from Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball—Reporting their Movements.
    • Letter of James Arlington Bennett—Treating Chiefly of John C. Bennett and his Book.
    • A Baptist Excommunication.
    • Letter of Elder Orson Pratt—Denying any Relations with John C. Bennett.
    • Announcement Concerning Temple Committee Affairs.
    • THE MORMONS.
    • Justin Butterfield's Legal Opinion on the Efforts to Drag Joseph Smith into Missouri.
    • Extract of Mr. Spencer's Opinion upon the Case.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • Letter of George D. Watt, Reporting Arrival of Emigrants.
    • Writ of Habeas Corpus.
    • To the People of the State of Illinois, to the Marshal of said City, Greeting:
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • VALEDICTORY.
    • Letter of the Prophet to H. R. Hotchkiss—Land Purchase Contract Considered.
    • Extract of a Letter from Orrin Porter Rockwell, superscribed to Newel K. Whitney, dated Philadelphia, December 1, 1842, whither he had gone to escape the hands of those who sought his life in Missouri.
    • Speech of William Smith, Brother of the Prophet, on the Chartered Rights of Nauvoo.
    • Governor Ford to Joseph Smith—on the Missouri Requisition.
    • Letter of Justin Butterfield—Opinion on Governor Ford's Action.
    • Letter from James Adams, Advising the Prophet to Appear for Trial.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • Objection of Jurisdiction.
    • Summary of Counsel Butterfield's Argument.
    • Opinion of Judge Pope.
    • Official Papers Relating to the Prophet's Trial at Springfield, Ill., Before Judge Pope.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • #Affidavit of Lilburn W. Boggs.
      • IV.
      • #Certificate of Secretary of State of Illinois.
      • V.
      • #Governor Ford's Order for the Prophet's Arrest.
      • VI.
      • #Governor Carlin's Proclamation.
      • VII.
      • #Petition of the Prophet for Writ of Habeas Corpus.
      • VIII.
      • #Writ of Habeas Corpus.
      • IX.
      • #Returns on the Above Writ of Habeas Corpus.
      • IX.
      • #Orders of the Court.
      • X.
      • #Denials of the Prophet.
      • XI.
      • #Procedure of the Court.
      • XII.
      • #Affidavits of Sundry Witnesses.
      • XIII.
      • #Denial of the Court to Dismiss the Case.
      • XIV.
      • #Executive's Order of Release.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • PROCLAMATION.
    • Letter of the Prophet to Josiah Butterfield—On Bennett's Movements.
    • Letter of John C. Bennett to Sidney Rigdon and Orson Pratt.
    • VADE MECUM.
    • The Kingdom of God.
    • The Prophet on Participation in Politics.
    • The Greatness and Mission of John the Baptist.
    • The Parables of Jesus and the Interpretation of the Scriptures.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • Joseph Smith to Hon. R. M. Young (U. S. Senator)—Payment of Loan, and Nauvoo Postoffice Matters.
    • REVELATION. [A]
    • Rigdon's Suggested Petition as to Nauvoo Postmaster.
    • Joseph Smith's Parable—the Lions of the Press.
    • Horrors of a British-Chinese War.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • Letter of the Twelve—Calling for Assistance for the Prophet.
    • Letter of Sidney Rigdon to Alfred Stokes—Correcting Misrepresentations of Nauvoo Affairs.
    • Remarks of the Prophet to Workmen on the Temple.
    • Views of the Prophet on Constitutional Powers.
    • The "Sign" of the Son of Man.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • The Twelve to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in and about Ramus, greeting:—
    • Nauvoo Charter in the House of the Illinois Legislature.
    • Action of the House Repealing Part of the Nauvoo Charter.
    • The Questions of "Currency" and Blood Atonement, in the Nauvoo City Council.
      • ORDINANCE.
    • PROVERB.
    • Willard Richards to Mr. Bagby, Anent Taxes.
    • Prospectus of the Nauvoo Neighbor.
    • The Nauvoo Charter—A Guaranteed Perpetual Succession.
    • Indebtedness of the States.
    • Excerpt of Letter from Millennial Star.
    • A Sign in the Heavens.
    • PROCLAMATION.
    • Letter of Joseph Smith to Sidney Rigdon—Expressing Belief in Rigdon's Complicity in Conspiracy, with John C. Bennett et al.
    • Sidney Rigdon to Joseph Smith—Denies Existence of Just Cause of the Prophet's Suspicions.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • Minutes of a Conference at Augusta, Lee County, Iowa, April 1st, 1843.
    • Letter of Elder Parley P. Pratt Eulogizing Lorenzo D. Barnes, the First Elder to Die while on a Foreign Mission.
    • A Short Sketch of the Rise of the "Young Gentlemen and Ladies Relief Society" from in the Times and Seasons.[B]
    • MORMONISM.
    • Important Items of Instruction given by Joseph the Prophet at Ramus, Illinois, April 2nd, 1843.[C]
    • The Persistence of Intelligence—Blessings Predicated on Law.[E]
    • Minutes of the General Conference, Beginning April 6th, 1843.
      • PRESENTATION OF AUTHORITIES.
      • REMARKS OF THE PROPHET ON COLLECTING FUNDS.
    • Afternoon Session.
      • HYRUM SMITH'S REMARKS ON THIEVES.
      • THE PROPHET'S REMARKS ON CONDITIONS IN IOWA.
      • THE PROPHET ON THE SECOND COMING OF THE CHRIST.
    • Complaints Against the Temple Committee.
    • The Afternoon Session.
    • Morning Session of the Conference, Saturday, April 8th, 1843.
    • The Prophet Expounds the Scriptures.
    • Afternoon Session, two p.m.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • Names and Appointments of Elders.
    • Letter of J. H. Reynolds to Newel K. Whitney—Imprisonment of Orrin P. Rockwell.
    • Remarks of the Prophet to the Saints Newly Arrived from England.
    • Speech of Colonel Cobb, Head Mingo of the Choctaws, East of the Mississippi, in Reply to the Agent of the U. S.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • Remarks of the Prophet on the Death of Lorenzo D. Barnes—The Resurrection.
    • A Canard.
    • Mayor's Court at Nauvoo.
    • Special Conference.
    • The Prophet's Remarks on G. M. Nye.
    • Minutes of a High Council Meeting—Coltrin vs. Matthews.
    • ANCIENT RECORDS.
      • To the Editor of the Times and Seasons.
    • SINGULAR DISCOVERY.—MATERIAL FOR ANOTHER MORMON BOOK.
    • Editorial from the Nauvoo Neighbor.
    • Letter of H. R. Hotchkiss to Joseph Smith—Property Titles.
    • Hotchkiss Letter Recorded.
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • Salvation Through Knowledge.
      • The Value of Aged Men in Counsel.
    • The Love of the Prophet for George A. Smith.
    • Remarks of the Prophet at Ramus—Lives that are Hid with God in Christ—Importance of the Eternity of the Marriage Covenant.
    • Items of Doctrine by the Prophet.
    • Items of Doctrine by the Prophet.
    • The Great Prophecy on the Head of Stephen A. Douglas.
    • The Work Among the Scandinavians of Illinois.
    • The Prophet Joseph's Prediction Respecting Stephen A. Douglas.
  • CHAPTER XXI.
    • The Prophet's Definition of the Word "Mormon."
    • The Prophet's Discourse from II Peter, First Chapter—Reproof of Self-Righteousness.
      • The Prophet's Characterization of Himself.
      • Calling and Election to be Made Sure.
    • The Prophet on Forming Temperance Societies.
    • Other Ordinations and Appointments.
    • A Character Sketch of the Prophet—His Doctrine of Inspiration.
    • Elder Wilford Woodruff's Minutes of the Investigation of Benjamin Winchester.
    • List of Persons to be Helped to Immigrate to Nauvoo.
    • Special Message to the Saints in Philadelphia.
    • Appointments by the Quorum of the Twelve.
  • CHAPTER XXII.
    • Credentials of Brigham Young.
    • Minutes of a Conference Held at Manchester, England, June 4, 1843.
    • JUDGE ELIAS HIGBEE.
    • Letter of Samuel C. Owens to Governor Ford—Informing the Latter of an Indictment Against Joseph Smith.
    • The Prophet's Discourse—The Purpose of the Gathering of Israel.
  • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • Synopsis of a Lecture Delivered in Salem, on Nauvoo and the Prophet.
    • Calamities of 1843, up to June.
    • Prescription Against the Jews.
    • Projected Industries at Nauvoo Menaced by Portending Legislation.
    • Account of the Prophet's Arrest in the Chicago Democrat.
    • Fourth of July Celebration Appointed for Nauvoo.
    • Rockwood's Account of the Second Division of the Expedition to Relieve the Prophet.
    • Nauvoo, an Ordinance Concerning Strangers, etc.
  • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • The Prophet's Petition to the Municipal Court of Nauvoo, for a Writ of Habeas Corpus.
    • The Prophet's Speech at Nauvoo—Relation of his Arrest at Dixon. The Right of Habeas Corpus Proceedings Under Nauvoo Charter Claimed.
    • Order of the Municipal Court of Nauvoo.
    • A Public Meeting in Relation to the late Arrest of General Joseph Smith.
  • CHAPTER XXV.
    • Affidavit of Attorneys.
    • Certification of Documents.
    • Interview with Pottawattamie Chiefs. (From Wilford Woodruff's Journal.)
    • Burbanks' Account of the Maid of Iowa Expedition for the Prophet's Relief.
    • List of Special Missionaries.
    • Report of Relief Expedition Led by Charles C. Rich.
    • The Prophet's Speech—Politics and Military Organization at Nauvoo.
    • Report of the Fourth of July Celebration at Nauvoo—The Quincy Whig.
    • Letter of Governor Ford to Sheriff Reynolds Replying to a Petition for Military force to Re-arrest the Prophet.
    • Joseph Smith's Affidavit on the Troubles in Missouri, Sent to Governor Ford.
    • Supplementary Affidavits.
  • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • The Cause of the Prophet's Success—Love for His Fellow-Man.
    • Revelation on the Eternity of the Marriage Covenant, including the Plurality of Wives. Given through Joseph, the Seer, in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, July 11th, 1843.[C]
    • Editorial.
  • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • Letter of Willard Richards to Brigham Young—Detailing Current Events at Nauvoo.
    • Was the Arrest of the Prophet a Political Trick?
    • Discourse—Burden of the Prophet's Ministry—Friendship.
    • NAUVOO LEGION, July 25, 1843.
    • Prospective Enlargement of Mormonism—Missouri Rapped.
    • Views of Brigham Young on Presidency.
    • Enterprises in Pittsburg, 1843.
    • The Prophet's Attitude on Politics.
    • Meeting of the Twelve Apostles in Philadelphia.
    • OBITUARY.
      • (From the Times and Seasons.)
  • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • The Prophet's Remarks at the Funeral of Judge Higbee.
    • The Prophet's Explanation of Election Day Troubles.
    • A Post-Election Denial of Governor Ford Menacing the Citizens of Nauvoo.
    • Official Documents Proving that Governor Ford Decided not to Call out Militia to Arrest Joseph Smith Previous to Late Election.
      • To his Excellency, Thomas Reynolds, Governor of Missouri:—
      • To his Excellency, Thomas Reynolds, Governor of the State of Missouri:
    • Anti-Mormon Meeting at Carthage.
      • REPORT.
    • Letter of J. Hall, Missouri, on the Recent Arrest and Trial of the Prophet.
    • Editorial Comments of the "Nauvoo Neighbor" on the Foregoing Letter.[A]
    • Extracts from Journal of Elder Jonathan Dunham while Engaged on an Exploration in the Western Country.[B]
      • QUINCY, ILLINOIS, August 18, 1843.
  • INDEX TO VOLUME V.
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