175 years ago today - 175 years - Aug 30, 1838

[Lucy Mack Smith] Governor Boggs orders Major General David Rice Atchison to call out the militia. About this time Neil Gillum/Gillium, a militia captain, begins beating, plundering, and burning out the Saints at Hunters Mills.

[Source: Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books, http://bit.ly/lucys-book]

1 comment:

  1. A direct result of Sidney Rigdon's July 4, 1838 "War of Extermination" speech, which speech had the full knowledge and approval of Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith had "sown the wind, and [he] reap[ed] the whirlwind." (Hosea 8:7)


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