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White Horse Prophecy
On or about the sixth day of May, 1843, agrand review of the Nauvoo Legion was held in Nauvoo. The Prophet Joseph complimentedthem for their good discipline and evolutions performed. The weather being hot, he calledfor a glass of water. With the glass of water in his hand, he said, quot;I will drink you atoast to the overthrow of the mobocrats,quot; which he did in language as follows: quot;Here'swishing they were in the middle of the sea, in a stone canoe with iron paddles, and ashark swallow the canoe, and the Devil swallow the shark, and him locked up in the northwestcorner of Hell, the key lost and a blind man hunting for it.quot; The next morning a man whohad heard the Prophet give the toast here
referred to, visited the mansion of the Prophet,and so abused him with bad language, that he was ordered out by the Prophet. It waswhile the two were out, that my attention was attracted to them, and hearing the manspeaking in a loud tone of voice, I went toward them, the man finally leaving. There werethen present the Prophet Joseph Smith, Theodore Turley and myself. The Prophet began talkingto us of the mobbings and drivings, the persecutions we as a people had endured. quot;But,quot; said he,quot;We will have worse things to see; our persecutors will have all the mobbings they want. Don'twish them any harm, for when you see their sufferings, you will shed tears for them.quot;While this conversation was going on, we stood
by his south wicker gate in a triangle. Turningto me, he said, quot;I want to tell you something. In the future I will speak in parables likeunto John, the Revelator.quot; (Little did I then think the prophet of the Lord would so soonbe slain in cold blood). Continuing, he said, quot;You will go to the Rocky Mountains, and youwill see a great and mighty people established, which I will call the White Horse of Peaceand Safety.quot; When the Prophet said, quot;You will see,quot; I asked him where he would be at thattime.quot; He answered, quot;I shall never go there.quot; quot;Your enemies will continue to follow youwith persecutions, and they will make obnoxious laws against you in Congress to destroy theWhite Horse. quot;But you will have a friend or
two to defend you and throw out the worstpart of the laws, so they will not hurt much. quot;You must continue to petition Congress allthe time, but they will treat you like strangers and aliens, and they will not give you yourrights but will govern you with strangers and commissioners. quot;You will see the Constitutionof the United States almost destroyed; it will hang by a thread, and that thread asfine as the finest silk fiber.quot; At this point the Prophet's countenance became sad; becauseas he said, quot;I love the Constitution, it was made by the inspiration of God, and it willbe preserved and saved by the efforts of the White Horse and the Red Horse who will combinein its defense. The White Horse will raise
an ensign on the tops of the mountains ofpeace and safety where all nations may flee unto for safety. The White Horse will findthe mountains full of minerals, and they will become very rich. You will find silver piledup in the streets. (At this time, it must be remembered that it was not known that theprecious metals existed either in the Rocky Mountains or in California.) You will seegold shoveled up like sand. Gold will be but of little value even in a mercantile capacity,for the people of the world will have something else to do in seeking for salvation. The timewill come when the banks in every nation will fail, and only two places will be safe wherethe people can deposit their gold and treasure.
These places will be with the White Horseand England's vaults. A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America, suchas has never been seen before, for the land will be literally left without a supreme government,and every species of wickedness will run rampant; it will be so terrible that father will beagainst son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother.The most terrible scenes of murder and bloodshed and rapine that have ever been looked uponwill take place. Peace will be taken from the earth, and there will be no peace onlyin the Rocky Mountains. This will cause hundreds and thousands of the honest in heart of theworld to gather there, not because they would