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Life in Nauvoo, Illinois
In 1844, Emmons became editor of the Nauvoo Expositor, which published statements critical of Smith and other LDS church leaders. After Smith ordered the destruction of the press, Smith was arrested and killed by a mob while awaiting trial.
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- "Church History In The Fulness Of Times Student Manual Chapter Twenty-Two: The Martyrdom". Lds.org. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2013-10-07.