November 11, 1838

Richmond, Missouri
After listening most of the night to the guards elaborate and boast about the atrocities they had committed against the Saints, Joseph Smith stood and rebuked them, in the name of Jesus Christ, to be still or die.
History of the Church, Joseph Smith, 3:208
Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt, Parley P. Pratt, pp. 210–11
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