Joseph and Hyrum, in company with sixteen other men, mounted on horseback and headed for Carthage taking the old Carthage Road. As they ascended the hill to upper Nauvoo, Joseph paused at the Temple, and after looking with admiration first on it, and then on the city, remarked, “This is the loveliest place and the best people under the heavens; little do they know the trials that await them” (History of the Church, Vol. 6, p. 554). Just outside the city, as the entourage continued, they came to Joseph’s farm property that he had hired someone to manage for him. Joseph paused again for quite a while, gazing on it with fondness. Then as the company passed beyond it, Joseph made repeated glances back at it, and finally said, “If some of you had such a farm, and knew you would not see it any more, you would want to take a good look at it for the last time” (A Comprehensive History of the Church, Vol. 2, p. 250).
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