The Mountain Meadows Massacre (Google eBook)

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Salt Lake tribune publishing Company, 1910 - Mormon Church - 59 pages
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What amazes me most about the evolution of the story of the Mountain Meadows Massacre is that 150 years it was about blood atonement, hatred of gentiles and robbery. The Baker-Fancher train was worth 100K in 1857. The booty stolen from this train alone most likely built the temple in Salt Lake City. Today, perhaps because a Mormon is running for President, the Mormon church is rewriting its own history (once again), and now they blame the murder of men, women and children on a term they alone concocted, "The Utah War." There was never such a thing as a "Utah War" - it exists only in the minds and propaganda of LDS leaders.  

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This Book was from the original "personal witnesses and those who were involved in the massacre". It shows you that man can be fallible and if God is not truly leading men of God then anything can go wrong. Men who say they are a representative of God and their voiced teaching and guidance can be corrupted so easily from "their own interpretation of the Holy Scripture's".
The book is a step by step, day to day eye witness of the slaughter of over 100 human beings , men, Women, and children in wagons, searching for a new life searching for a new land, troubled by hundreds of cattle they brought to the west side of the United States, being taxed for grazing right's and then innocently slaughtered.
This is quite surprising, the book written right after a personal interview with those who were personally involved with those in the church and memories after the massacre, the book is of the Mormon church and has only been checked out two times since it was published.
 

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Page 44 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man marry a wife according to my word, and they are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise according to mine appointment, and he or she shall commit any sin or transgression of the new and everlasting covenant whatever, and all manner of blasphemies, and if they commit no murder, wherein they shed innocent blood, yet they shall come forth in the first resurrection, and enter into their exaltation...
Page 7 - Massachusetts should they hear that the Latterday Saints had received a revelation or commandment to 'lay judgment to the line and righteousness to the plummet'? What would they say in old Connecticut ? They • would raise a universal howl of ' How wicked the Mormons are. They are killing the evil-doers who are among them. Why, I hear that they kill the wicked away up yonder in Utah.
Page 9 - Therefore, I, Brigham Young, Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Territory of Utah, in the name of the people of the United States in the Territory of Utah, "1st. Forbid all armed forces of every description from coming into this Territory, under any pretense whatever.
Page 10 - Herewith you will receive the Governor's Proclamation, declaring martial law. You will probably not be called out this Fall, but are requested to continue to make ready for a big fight another year. The plan of operations is supposed to be about...
Page 32 - As I entered the fortifications, men, women and children gathered around me in wild consternation. Some felt that the time of their happy deliverance had come, while others, though in deep distress, and all in tears, looked upon me with doubt, distrust and terror.
Page 5 - God made Aaron to be the mouthpiece for the children of Israel and he will let me be God to you in his stead and the elders to be mouth for me and if you don't like it you must lump it.
Page 7 - Live on here, then, you poor miserable curses, until the time of retribution, when your heads will have to be severed from your bodies. Just let the Lord Almighty say, Lay judgment to the line and righteousness to the plummet,• and the time of thieves is short in this community. What do you suppose they would say in old Massachusetts should they hear that the Latter-day Saints had received a revelation or commandment to ' lay judgment to the line and righteousness to the plummet ' ? What would...
Page 32 - I delivered my message and told the people that they must put their arms in the wagon, so as not to arouse the animosity of the Indians. I ordered the children and wounded, some clothing and arms, to be put into the wagons.
Page 32 - ... faculties were dormant, stupefied and deadened by grief. I wished that the earth would open and swallow me where I stood. God knows my suffering was great. I cannot describe my feelings. I knew that I was acting a cruel part and doing a damnable deed. Yet my faith in the godliness of my leaders was such that it forced me to think that I was not sufficiently spiritual to act the important part I was commanded to perform.
Page 11 - It is the will of all in authority. The emigrants have no pass from any one to go through the country, and they are liable to be killed as common enemies, for the country is at war now. No man has a right to go through this country without a written pass.' "We lay there and talked much of the night, and during that time Haight gave me very full instructions what to do, and how to proceed in the whole affair. He said he had consulted with Colonel Dame, and every one agreed to let the Indians use up...

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