110 years ago today - Apr 20, 1911

It was decided to try to make arrangements with the publishers of Collier's Weekly to obtain, say, six thousand copies of that paper containing the reply of ex-President [Theodore] Roosevelt to the slanderous attacks of one of the magazine writers made on himself and President Smith, with a view of having the same sent as marked copies to prominent people at home and abroad. ...

Pres[iden]t. Smith reported attendance at the funeral of Isaac Manning, a negro who was employed as a servant by the Prophet Joseph Smith. President Smith spoke at the services. President Smith said that Brother Manning dug the first grave of the Prophet and Patriarch, and helped remove the bodies, perhaps, twice. The first time they were buried in the northwest room of the Nauvoo House, and were afterwards removed to the private burying ground of the old home, where his uncles, Don Carlos and Samuel were buried. In 1846, just before the departure of the Twelve from Nauvoo [Illinois], his aunt Emma had the bodies removed again, this time to the Hibbard Woods, below the Nauvoo House, near the river. There they were supposed to be when David Smith wrote the poem entitled 'The Unknown Grave.' Later they were removed back to the old place, and although the graves are without headstones, their location is known by his cousin Joseph. ...

[Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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