170 years ago today - May 18, 1843

[Joseph Smith] Joseph dines with 30-year-old Judge Stephen A. Douglas in Carthage and relates the details of his trip to Washington to gain redress for the Missouri persecutions. He says, "I prophesy in the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the state of Missouri . . . the government will be utterly overthrown and wasted, and there will not be so much as a potsherd left. . . . Judge, you will aspire to the presidency of the United States; and if ever you turn your hand against me or the Latter-day Saints, you will feel the weight of the hand of Almighty upon you; and you will live to see and know that I have testified the truth to you; for the conversation of this day will stick to you through life."

[Source: Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 18, 2013

    [Original Source: HC 5: 393-98].


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