John Taylor’s June 27, 1854, Account of the Martyrdom
LaJean Purcell Carruth, Mark Lyman Staker
The martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, on June 27, 1844, is remembered by Saints every year. John Taylor, who was there, gave a speech in 1854 in which he told his memories of that fateful day. His speech was recorded in shorthand by George D. Watt and deciphered by LaJean Carruth just a few years ago. You can read the history of John Taylor’s speech and learn more about the martyrdom in this article.
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