Carthage or Nauvoo, Illinois
Carthage Jail, John Taylor Home, or 1844 Times and Seasons Office
Section 135
June to September 1844
Location Links
Carthage Jail
John Taylor Home
1844 Times and Seasons Office
A Word of Explanation
Times and Seasons Site
John Taylor is most often attributed with writing the tribute to Joseph and Hyrum, which is now found in Section 135. Taylor was a first-hand witness to the tragic events of 27 June 1844, and was himself seriously injured on that occasion. Carthage Jail is therefore the most important location associated with this Section.
The tribute was first included in the 1844 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, which was published in September or October of that year. Thus, it is most likely that Taylor wrote it either at home while convalescing, or in his office where the Doctrine and Covenants was being printed.
Carthage Jail
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