John C. Calhoun Jr., Meets the Prophet Joseph Smith Shortly before the Departure for Carthage

This article reproduces a letter from Senator John C. Calhoun to his brother shortly after visiting Nauvoo and meeting with the Prophet Joseph Smith just a few days before he was martyred. This letter contains several interesting, new, or confirming details, and it gives a vivid glimpse into life on the Mississippi River in 1844.

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 33:4
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