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“[I]t was the imperative duty of the Church to obey the word of Joseph Smith, or the presidency, without question or inquiry, and that if there were any that would not, they should have their throats cut from ear to ear.”

~Orson Hyde, 21 October 1844, accusatory letter to Apostle Sidney Rigdon (Nauvoo. IL: Nauvoo Neighbor, 4 December 1844), Volume 2, no. 31.