Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account

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of law and divinity, and make their theories and practice to appear like folly compared with the wisdom he possessed, but he was a boy only, and lacked physical strength even to defend his own person, and was subject to cold, to hunger, and to death. So it is with the ; we have the principles of revelations <​of Jesus,​> and the knowledge within us is sufficient to organize a righteous government upon the earth, and to give universal peace to all mankind if they will <​would​> receive it; but we lack the physical strength as did our Savior when a child, to defend our principles, and we shall have of necessity to be afflicted, persecuted, and smitten, and to bear it patiently until Jacob is of age; then he will take care of himself.”
9.40 A. M. He <​​> also took a list of witnesses names that were wanted for the <​expected​> trial on Saturday. Joseph examined the list where the names of <​When the list was read over a number of names were stricken out among whom were if​> and were stricken out by<​his​> Joseph’s order, <​it being deemed <​by ​> unnecessary for them to attend. Bro. Joseph asked the reason why they should not come.​> remarking <​answered,​>
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of law and divinity, and make their theories and practice to appear like folly compared with the wisdom he possessed, but he was a boy only, and lacked physical strength even to defend his own person, and was subject to cold, to hunger, and to death. So it is with the ; we have the revelation of Jesus, and the knowledge within us is sufficient to organize a righteous government upon the earth, and to give universal peace to all mankind if they would receive it; but we lack the physical strength as did our Savior when a child, to defend our principles, and we have of necessity to be afflicted, persecuted, and smitten, and to bear it patiently until Jacob is of age; then he will take care of himself.”
took a list of witnesses names that were wanted for the expected trial on Saturday. When the list was read over a number of names were stricken out among whom were and it being deemed by unnecessary for them to attend. Bro. Joseph asked the reason why they should not come. answered,
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