The Face of Popular Excitement


The crafting of the Book of Mormon and the murders of Mormon prophet
Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith at Carthage, Ill. June 27, 1844

 By Joseph Peter Staker

Author of Amish Mennonites in Tazewell County

Part One
(337 Pages)

Part Two
(336 Pages)

(167 Pages)

Men engaged in unpopular projects expect more protection from the laws
than the laws
are able to furnish in the face of popular excitement.
̶   Illinois Governor Thomas Ford



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