23 February 1841 (Tuesday).

McIntire Minute Book[1]

Next Metting … Joseph said he Never wanted to hear a man snore Louder than he could shout in battle—he Did Not want a man say O Joseph how I Love you &c. & when the time of Danger come forsake him. [2]

—23 February 1841


[1] This report of the Prophet's remarks at the Nauvoo Lyceum is here published for the first time.

[2] Obviously still smarting from betrayals by some of his brethren while in Kirtland, Ohio and Far West, Missouri, the Prophet also expressed this idea in his 2 July 1839 discourse: "Whatever you do, do not betray your Friend."