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Season 7 Episode 1 In Liberty Jail


The story of those early months of the Prophet Joseph’s incarceration in Liberty Jail.


It was November 1838 when Circuit Court Judge Austin A. King bound over Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Sidney Rigdon, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McRae to the county jail in Liberty, Clay County Missouri. They entered the jail on December 1, 1838 and would remain until April 6, 1839. Meanwhile, the saints were driven from the state by the authority of the Governor’s extermination order. In this episode of History of the Saints we will tell the story of Liberty Jail.


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