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The Deadly Deed: John Taylor’s Eyewitness Account to the Martyrdom

The Deadly Deed: John Taylor's Eyewitness Account to the Martyrdom

Artwork by Gary Ernest Smith On June 27, 1844, not longer after singing “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” to his cellmates, John Taylor lay suffering on the floor of Carthage Jail. He had endured terrible injury at the hands of an angry mob that had just killed the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum. This tragic event became …

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