185 years ago today - Apr 28, 1838

[Joseph Smith]

... He [Aaron Lyon] therefore told Mrs. Jackson that he had had a revelation from God that her husband was dead &c. and that she must concent to marry him, or She would be forever miserable; for he had seen her future State of existance and that She must remember, that whoom soever he blessed, would be blessed, and whom soever he cursed, would be cursed, influencing her mind if possible to believe his power was sufficient to make her forever miserable provided she complied not with his request &c. Accordingly they came to an agreement and were soon to be married, but fortunately, or unfortunately for both parties, previous to the arrival of the nuptial day, Behold! to the asstonishment of our defendant, the husband of Mrs. Jackson arrived at home and consequently, disan[n]ul[l]ed the proceedings of the above alluded parties.

The old gentleman Lyon at this time (if not before) knew verry well that his God who gave these revelations (if revelations he had) must of course be no less than the devil

[Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1838, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]

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