Historian’s Office, Martyrdom Account, Draft

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the guard to defend the prison <​ourselves​>”; upon this took the pistol.
was intrusted with a verbal request to the Commanders of the to avoid all military display or any other movement calculated to produce excitement during the ’s visit. <​He was specially charged to use all the influence he possessed to have the brethren & friends of Joseph remain perfectly calm and quite <​quiet​> and bear every indignity that might be heaped upon them inasmuch as they respected the feelings and well being of their Prophet and ​>.
Said Joseph; “our lives have already become jeopardized by revealing the wicked and blood thirsty purposes of our enemies; and for the future we must cease to do so; all we have said about them is truth, but it is not always wise to relate such <​all the​> truth. Even Jesus the Son of God had to refrain from doing so, and to restrain his feelings many times for the safety of his own person <​himself​> and those of his followers, and had to conceal the righteous purposes of his heart in relation to many things pertaining to his father’s Kingdom. When quite a boy he had all the intelligence necessary to <​enable him to​> rule and govern the Kingdom of the Jews, and could reason with the wisest and most profound doctors
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to defend ourselves”; upon this took the pistol.
was intrusted with a verbal request to the Commanders of the to avoid all military display or any other movement calculated to produce excitement during the ’s visit. He was specially charged to use all the influence he possessed to have the brethren & friends of Joseph remain perfectly calm and quiet inasmuch as they respected the feelings and well being of their Prophet and .
Said Joseph; “our lives have already become jeopardized by revealing the wicked and blood thirsty purposes of our enemies; and for the future we must cease to do so; all we have said about them is truth, but it is not always wise to relate all the truth. Even Jesus the Son of God had to refrain from doing so, and to restrain his feelings many times for the safety of himself and followers, and had to conceal the righteous purposes of his heart in relation to many things pertaining to his father’s Kingdom. When quite a boy he had all the intelligence necessary to enable him to rule and govern the Kingdom of the Jews, and could reason with the wisest and most profound doctors
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