Joseph Smith was dead. His immediate successor, Hyrum was also murdered. Most of the Twelve Apostles were away on missions. The enemies and skeptics said the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would not survive. Amidst the grief and gloom, talk began immediately in Nauvoo—who will lead the Church now? It was a question most of the Saints had not before considered. What happened in those days immediately after the martyrdom that set the course of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? That is this episode of History of the Saints.