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Mormonism unveiled : including the remarkable life and confessions of the late Mormon bishop, John D. Lee, and a complete life of Brigham Young ... Also the true history of the horrible butchery known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Author: John D Lee
Publisher: Albuquerque, NM : Fierra Blanca Publications : Distributed by University of New Mexico Press, 2001.
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This facsimile edition provides not only the story of the infamous 1857 massacre of the Arkansas immigrant wagon train, but an insider's account of the formative years of Mormonism.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John D Lee; Brigham Young; John D Lee; Brigham Young
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Lee
ISBN: 0826327877 9780826327871 0826327885 9780826327888
OCLC Number: 47779011
Notes: Facsimile reprint of D.M. Vandawalker & Co. Publisher, St. Louis, 1891.
Description: xiii, 421 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter I A Stormy Beginning --
Early Life of Lee --
Death of his Mother --
Hardships and Trials --
Becomes a Mail Carrier In the Wilds of Missouri at an Early Age --
Is a Stage Driver --
Abandons the business --
Reflections upon the condition of the Country --
Chapter II The Industrious Young Man --
Remains on his Uncle's Farm --
Volunteers in the Black Hawk War --
Goes to St. Louis --
Engages as Fireman on a Steamer --
Cholera Experience --
Finds a Friend --
Goes to Galena and enters a Store as Clerk --
Adventures with the Miners --
Anecdote of Ulysses Grant --
Lee Marries Agathe Ann Woolsey --
Chapter III Lee Becomes a Mormon --
In 1836 Lee first hears the Mormon Doctrine Preached --
Embraces the Doctrine of Mormonism --
Sells out and Removes his Family to Far West, Mo. --
Is Baptized and Joins the Church --
Fight at Gallatin, at the Polls --
The People Consecrate their Property to God --
Chapter IV The Saints Are Beset with Troubles --
The Saints Decline to give up their Property to the Church --
Troubles Between the Saints and Gentiles --
Companies of Armed Men are formed for Driving Out the Mormons --
A Providential Warning --
Conflicts between the Saints and Gentiles --
Chapter V The Mormon War in Missouri --
Death of Capt. Patton --
Rebuke of the Prophet --
Description of the Prophet Continued Troubles with the Gentiles --
Massacre at Haughn's Mill --
Miraculous Cure of Isaac Laney, in Answer to Prayer --
Cowardice of Col. Hinkle --
Surrender of Joseph Smith, the Prophet --
The Saints Surrender and are Disarmed --
Terms of the Surrender --
Chapter VI Lee Locates the Garden of Eden --
Account of the Surrender Continued --
Lee refuses to Abandon his Faith --
Returns to his Home --
Finds his House Burned and Property Destroyed --
Temple Block --
Garden of Eden --
Site of the Altar Built by Adam --
Suffering during the Winter --
Lee is ordained to the Priesthood --
Holy Patriarchal Blessing --
Chapter VII The Saints Gather at Nauvoo --
Lee returns to Illinois --
Goes on a Mission to Preach --
Lively Experiences by the way --
Is Strengthened of God and Resists Temptation --
False Doctrines taught by Brigham Young, and their Degrading Tendencies Preaches in Tennessee --
Beholds a Vision which is realized --
Mission is Successful --
Organizes Branch Churches --
Returns to Illinois --
Chapter VIII Lee Continues His Missionary Work --
Spends the Winter at Home --
Foundation of the Temple laid at Nauvoo --
Teachings of the Prophet --
Lee builds a Home in Nauvoo --
Goes on a Mission in 1841 --
Resumes his Labors in Tennessee --
Makes many Converts --
Holds a Series of Discussions --
Chapter IX Mormonism --
Its Doctrines and How it Originated --
Lee holds a Discussion with Parson Hall --
Identity of the Ten Tribes of Israel with the American Indians shown --
Divine Origin of the Book of Mormon --
Lee holds another and final Discussion with Rev. Cantrell --
Many Converts are Baptized and added to the Church --
Chapter X Lee Casts out Devils and Does Other Wonderful Works --
He goes to Jackson County and holds a public Discussion --
Wonderful Manifestation of Divine Power --
Lee rebukes Evil Spirits and they are still --
Casts out Devils from Mark Young --
Returns to Nauvoo --
Visits Friends --
Condition of Zion --
Denunciation of Brigham Young --
Chapter XI A Tennessee Planter Makes it Hot for Parson Lee --
Lee returns to Tennessee to Preach --
Is kindly received --
Goes to Nashville --
Preaches in the Country --
Is assailed by Mob --
Baptizes the Wife of Col. Tucker --
The Colonel Hunts him with a Loaded Rifle --
Escapes from the County to avoid arrest --
Returns to Nauvoo --
Chapter XII Matters of Peculiar Interest at Nauvoo --
Affairs at Nauvoo --
The Nauvoo Legion organized --
Building of the Hall of the Seventies --
The Devil Enraged --
The Doctrine of Plural or Celestial Marriage first taught --
Domestic Troubles among the Saints --
Joseph Smith becomes a Candidate for the Presidency of the U. S. --
Lee goes to Kentucky on an Electioneering Tour --
The Assassination of the Prophet causes his return to Nauvoo --
Chapter XIII Death of Joseph Smith --
Some of Brigham Young's Crimes --
Assasination of Joseph Smith and his Brother Hyrum --
Causes of the Assasination --
Successor of the Prophet --
Brigham Young Chosen --
He Steals the Inheritance of Young Joseph --
Lee is appointed to various Offices of Trust and Honor --
Assasination of Erwin by orders of Brigham Young --
Secret Murders and Robberies by the Saints --
Teachings of the Church --
Arrogance and Oppressions of Brigham Young --
Chapter XIV Inside View of Polygamy and the Doctrine of Sealing --
Celestial Marriage taught and practiced --
Lee embraces the Doctrine and takes a number of Wives --
Troubles with the Gentiles --
The Saints prepare to Emigrate --
Baptisms, Washings and Anointings in the Temple --
Chapter XV The Saints Move Westward --
Reminiscences of the Prophet Joseph --
His Fourth of July Toast --
Lee removes his Family from Nauvoo --
Great sacrifices of Property by the Saints to get away --
Brigham Young blesses Lee --
The Saints move through Iowa --
Lee restores a Blind Man to Sight --
Settlements established at Garden Grove and Pisgah --
Arrival at Council Bluffs --
The Missouri River crossed --
Chapter XVI Lee Goes on an Expedition to Santa Fe --
The Saints prepare to go into Winter Quarters --
Lee is sent to the Mormon Battalion at Santa Fe to bring back the Soldiers' pay --
A Long and Dangerous Journey and safe Return --
Follows an Invisible Guide --
Miraculous Deliverance from Indians --
Safe Arrival --
Finds his family suffering --
Chapter XVII Lee is Treated Badly By the "Brethren" --
In camp --
Angry words with Brigham Young --
Gives an account of his Trip and Pays over the Money --
Contrast, 1847 and 1877 --
Opens a Store at Winter Quarters --
Is Sealed to a number of Wives --
Summer Quarters laid out --
Life on the Border --
Bravery of Lee's Wives --
Jealousy of the Brethren --
Murmurings of the Saints against Lee --
Ingratitude and Heartlessness of Brigham Young --
Chapter XVIII Last Confession and Statement of John D. Lee --
Closing events of Lee's Life --
Startling Revelations of Crimes and Church Secrets, implicating Brigham Young and the Mormon Leaders --
The Mountain Meadows Massacre, and all the particulars thereof --
Chapter XIX Confession Continued and Concluded, March 16,1877, Seven Days Prior to His Execution --
More Startling Revelations --
Going "Over the Rim of the Basin" --
Brigham goes to God with his crimes, and is strengthened in a Vision --
A bully Warrior --
A model Indian Agent --
Brigham preaches a Red hot Sermon --
The Old Boss on his travels --
Brigham betrays Lee --
Tricks of "Dirty Fingered Jake Hamblin" --
Some Blood Atonements --
Some "Holy" men and their deeds --
Exploits of the "Destroying Angels" --
Shocking Barbarities --
End of Confession --
Chapter XX Arrest of John D. Lee by Wm. Stokes, Deputy U.S. Marshal --
Brigham imagines he is going to be Assassinated --
Lively Adventures of the Deputy Marshal --
Hunting Lee in his Stronghold --
Efforts of his sons to prevent his Arrest --
Lee to found concealed in a pen, and is Arrested --
A pungent Toast by one of his Daughters --
The journey to Beaver City --
Chapter XXI Trial of Lee at Beaver City, Utah Territory, September 1876 --
Depositions of Brigham Young, George A. Smith, ate. --
Witnesses Manufactured to order --
Startling Developments --
Determination of the Mormon Leaders to convict Lee --
Chapter XXII Trial of Lee Continued --
Testimony of Witnesses --
Getting at the Bottom facts by a circuitous route --
Model Witnesses --
Chapter XXIII Trial of Lee Concluded --
Conclusion of the Evidence --
Conviction and Sentence of Lee --
Additional facts --
Chapter XXIV Names and Present Residences --
Of the Mountain Meadows Assassins, as given by Lee 384 --
Execution of John D. Lee 388 --
Appendix Life of Brigham Young 397 --
A Remarkable Letter --
Mormon Wives Taught That Only Their Husbands Can Resurrect Them --
Lecherous Bishops who marry whole families --
Mormons living as husbands to mothers and daughters, and having children by all.

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