From Plowboy to Prophet; Being a Short History of Joseph Smith, for Children

 
9781458808660: From Plowboy to Prophet; Being a Short History of Joseph Smith, for Children

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... THE PROPHET JOSEPH IN RICHMOND JAIL. Soon after the terrible massacre at Haun's Mill, a large army of mob militia gathered at Richmond. From here they marched to within a short distance of Far West, where they camped. One morning, a few days later, men carrying a white flag were seen approaching the City of Far West. They were members of the militia. The white flag was a sign of peace. Colonel Hinkle went out to meet the men. He went back with them to their camp, and there he entered into an agreement with the enemies of the Saints to deliver the Prophet Joseph and a number of the leading brethren into their hands. The name of this traitor may well be linked with that of Judas Iscariot. He returned to Far West and told the Prophet that the officers in charge of the militia desired him and other leading men to come to their camp that night. They wished, he said, to have the difficulties settled. Joseph asked Hinkle for the names of the other brethren, and he said they were Sidney Eigdon, Parley P. Pratt, Lyman Wight, and George W. Robinson. Hinkle assured the Prophet that no harm would come to him or his brethren. Hinkle accompanied Joseph and his brethren to the camp of the militia, and there the true character of the traitor was revealed. Addressing General Lucas he said, "These are the prisoners I agreed to deliver up." The whole camp yelled with delight, and General Lucas brandished his sword as if he had gained a great victory. The Prophet and his companions were immediately placed in charge of strong guards. They had to lie upon the wet ground. They were kept awake all night with the mockings, curses and threats of the vile wretches in charge of them. The next morning Hyrum Smith and Amasa M. Lyman were dragged from their families...

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