18 December 1843 (Monday). Upper Room, Red Brick Store. 
Wilford Woodruff Diary
President Smith made an eloquent speech upon the subject manifested mercy towards his enemies when they were in his power but he lifted up his hands towards heaven & declaired that if Missouri Came against us any more he would fight them & defend his rights.
—18 December 1843
 Not in History of the Church or Teachings. The following report by Wilford Woodruff is here published for the first time.