Mary Alice Cannon Lambert, Early Member of the Church
The love the saints had for him was inexpressible. They would willingly have laid down their lives for him. If he was to talk, every task would be laid aside that they might listen to his words. He was not an ordinary man. Saints and sinners alike felt and recognized a power and influence which he carried with him. It was impossible to meet him and not be impressed by the strength of his personality and influence.
Emily D. Partridge Young, Early Member of the Church
Joseph was a
prophet of God, and a friend of man. His was a noble
character. All who knew him can testify to that assertion.
He was all that the word
imply—pure in heart, always striving for right,
upholding innocence, and battling for the good of all.
Andrew Workman, Early Member of the Church
I first saw the
Prophet Joseph in May, 1842. . . . A few days after this
I was at Joseph's house. Several men were sitting on the
fence. Joseph came out and spoke to us all. A man came
and said that a poor brother who lived out some
distance from town had had his house burned down the night
before. Nearly all of the men said they felt sorry for the
man. Joseph his hand in his pocket, took out five
dollars and said: "I feel sorry for this brother to
the amount of five dollars. How much do you all feel