Nauvoo, Illinois
Site of 1844 Times and Seasons office
Section (135)
Summer 1844
"When Joseph went to Carthage to deliver himself up to the pretended requirements of the law, two or three days previous to his assassination, he said: "I am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but I am calm as a summer's morning; I have a conscience void of offense towards God, and towards all men. I shall die innocent, and it shall yet be said of me - he was murdered in cold blood . . ."
Doctrine and Covenants 135:4
Basement office of the Times and Seasons, which was printed here from 1939 to 1841.
Key Events
John Taylor was the editor and proprietor of the Times and Seasons, which from 1842 to 1845 was located on the NW corner of Bain and Water Streets.
The Book of Abraham was first published in the Times and Seasons building, which no longer stands.
The Wentworth Letter, Articles of Faith, and some portions of the History of the Church were first published here.
The third and fourth editions of the Book of Mormon were printed here in 1840 and 1842.
The 1844 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants was also published here, which was the first edition to include the tribute to Joseph and Hyrum.
John Taylor's tribute to Joseph and Hyrum may have been written while in his office in the Times and Seasons building, which from 1842 to 1845 was located across the street, seen in the background.
Words of Joseph Smith
"On my part, I am ready to be offered up a sacrifice in that way that can bring to pass the greatest benefit and good to those who must necessarily be interested in this important matter." (History of the Church 5:159)
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