180 years ago today - Apr 7, 1842

[Helen Mar Kimball]

It will be remembered that on that day [assistant president] Gen. John C. Bennett betrayed his designs upon the life of the Prophet, by requesting him repeatedly to take part in the sham battle [Nauvoo Legion], and even urging him to command the first cohort in person, without his staff.

[Whitney, Helen Mar, Jeni Broberg Holzapfel, and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, A Woman's View: Helen Mar Whitney's Reminiscences of Early Church History, Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997]

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