Glimpse of Past – LDS Church History Nov 4-10

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November 6, 1832 (Tuesday) – Joseph Smith returned home from a rapid journey to Albany, New York and Boston. On the day of his return his son Joseph was born.

November 5, 1833 (Tuesday) – Col. Thos. Pitcher, commanding the mob militia, in Jackson County, demanded that the Saints should give up their arms, which order was reluctantly complied with. During the following night and the next day the mob drove the Saints from their homes at the point of the bayonet. The exiles were thereby exposed to the most severe sufferings from cold and hunger.

November 7, 1833 (Thursday) – On this and the following day the exiled Saints were busy crossing the Missouri river from Jackson to Clay County, Mo., where the inhabitants received them with some degree of kindness.

November 9, 1856 (Sunday) – Capt. James G. Willie’s handcart company arrived in G.S.L. City, after great sufferings from scarcity of provisions, cold and over-exertion in the mountains. It left Iowa City, Iowa, July 15th, with 120 handcarts and six wagons, numbering about five hundred souls, of whom 66 died on the journey. Captain Abraham O. Smoot’s wagon train arrived the same day.

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