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Joseph Smith

By importuser at 3/14/2005 10:34 PM

Posted by:Anonymous
I am looking for any information about the time that Joseph and his brother Hyrum were shot. Did Joseph Smith shoot the first shot and did he kill anyone? How did he get the gun and from whom?
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Re: Joseph Smith

By importuser at 6/28/2005 11:25 PM

Posted by:pkaiser3
The shooting began around 5:00 p.m. They know this because John Taylors watch was hit by a bullet saving his life and stopping the hands at 5:16.

Joseph did not fire first. The mob was shooting outside and trying to shoot inside the room that Joseph was in and Joseph and the other men were trying to bar the door so that the mob couldn't shoot into the room. Hyrum was the first one shot (in the face).
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Re: Joseph Smith

By importuser at 8/7/2007 11:40 AM

Posted by:Robert
Thomas Gregg's history, Prophet of Palmyra, indicates that the prophet did shoot first, around the edges of the door, while force was being applied to try to open it. Sources also indicate that the guns were smuggled in and given to them.
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