TITLE PAGE AND PREFACES.
A STORMY BEGINNING.
Early Life of Lee - Death of his Mother - Hardships and Trials - Becomes a Mail Carrier in the Wilds of Missouri at an Early Age - Is a Stage Driver - Abandons the business - Reflections upon the condition of the Country.
THE INDUSTRIOUS YOUNG MAN.
Remains on his Uncle's Farm - Volunteers in the Black Hawk War - Goes to St. Louis - Engages as Fireman on a Steamer - Cholera Experience - Finds a Friend - Goes to Galena and enters a Store as Clerk - Adventures with the Miners - Anecdote of Ulysses Grant - Lee Marries Agathe Ann Woolsey.
LEE BECOMES A MORMON.
In 1838 Lee first hears the Mormon Doctrine Preached - Embraces the Doctrine of Mormonism - Sells out and Removes his Family to Far West, Mo. - Is Baptized and Joins the Church - Fight at Gallatin, at the Polls - The People Consecrate their Property to God.
THE SAINTS ARE BESET WITH TROUBLES.
The Saints Decline to give up their Property to the Church - Troubles Between the Saints and Gentiles - Companies of Armed Men are formed for Driving Out the Mormons - A Providential Warning - Conflicts between the Saints and Gentiles.
THE MORMON WAR IN MISSOURI.
Death of Capt. Patton - Rebuke of the Prophet - Description of the Prophet - Continued Troubles with the Gentiles - Massacre at Haughn's Mill - Miraculous Cure of Isaac Laney, in Answer to Prayer - Cowardice of Col. Hinkle - Surrender of Joseph Smith, the Prophet - The Saints Surrender and are Disarmed - Terms of the Surrender.
LEE LOCATES THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
Account of the Surrender Continued - Lee refuses to Abandon his Faith - Returns to his Home - Finds his House Burned and Property Destroyed - Temple Block - Garden of Eden - Site of the Altar Built by Adam - Suffering during the Winter - Lee is ordained to the Priesthood - Holy Patriarchal Blessing.
THE SAINTS GATHER AT NAUVOO.
Lee returns to Illinois - Goes on a Mission to Preach - Lively Experiences by the Way - Is Strengthened of God and Resists Temptation - False Doctrines taught by Brigham Young, and their Degrading Tendencies - Preaches in Tennessee - Beholds a Vision which is realized - Mission is Successful - Organizes Branch Churches - Returns to Illinois.
LEE CONTINUES HIS MISSIONARY WORK.
Spends the Winter at Home - Foundation of the Temple laid at Nauvoo - Teachings of the Prophet - Lee builds a Home in Nauvoo - Goes on a Mission in 1841 - Resumes his Labors in Tennessee - Makes many Converts - Holds a Series of Discussions.
MORMONISM - ITS DOCTRINE AND HOW IT ORIGINATED.
Lee holds a Discussion with Parson Hall - Identity of the Ten Tribes of Israel with the American Indians shown - Divine Origin of the Book of Mormon - Lee holds another and final Discussion with Rev. Cantrell - Many Converts are Baptized and added to the Church.
LEE CASTS OUT DEVILS AND DOES OTHER WONDERFUL WORKS.
He goes to Jackson County and holds a public Discussion - Wonderful Manifestation of Divine Power - Lee rebukes Evil Spirits and they are still - Casts out Devils from Mark Young - Returns to Nauvoo - Vislts friends - Condition of Zion - Denunciation of Brigham Young.
A TENNESSEE PLANTER MAKES IT HOT FOR PARSON LEE.
Lee returns to Tennessee to Preach - Is kindly received - Goes to Nashville - Preaches in the Country - Is assailed by a Mob - Baptizes the Wife of Col. Tucker - The Colonel Hunts him with a Loaded Rifle - Escapes from the County to avoid Arrest--Returns to Nauvoo.
MATTERS OF PECULIAR INTEREST AT NAUVOO.
Affairs at Nauvoo - The Nauvoo Legion organized - Building of the Hall of the Seventies - The Devil Enraged - The Doctrine of Plural or Celestial Marriage first taught - Domestic Troubles among the Saints - Joseph Smith becomes a Candidate for the Presidency of the U. S. - Lee goes to Kentucky on an Electioneering Tour - The Assassination of the Prophet causes his return to Nauvoo.
DEATH OF JOSEPH SMITH - SOME OF BRIGHAM YOUNG'S CRIMES.
Assassination of Joseph Smith and his Brother Hyrum - Causes of the Assassination - Successor of the Prophet - Brigham Young Chosen - He Steals the Inheritance of Young Joseph - Lee is appointed to various Offices of Trust and Honor - Assassination of Erwin by orders of Brigham Young - Secret Murders and Robberies by the Saints - Teachings of the Church - Arrogance and Oppressions of Brigham Young.
INSIDE VIEW OF POLYGAMY AND THE DOCTRINE OF SEALING.
Celestial Marriage taught and practiced - Lee embraces the Doctrine and takes a number of Wives - Troubles with the Gentiles - The Saints prepare to Emigrate - Baptisms, Washings and Anolntings in the Temple.
THE SAINTS MOVE WESTWARD.
Reminiscences of the Prophet Joseph - His Fourth of July Toast - Lee removes his Family from Nauvoo - Great Sacrifices of Property by the Saints to get away - Brigham Young blesses Lee - The Saints move through Iowa - Lee restores a Blind Man to Sight! - Settlements established at Garden Grove and Pisgah - Arrival at Council Bluffs - The Missouri River Crossed.
LEE GOES ON AN EXPEDITION TO SANTA FE.
The Saints prepare to go into Winter Quarters - Lee is sent to the Mormon Battalion at Santa Fe to bring back the Soldiers pay - A Long and Dangerous Journey and safe Return - Follows an Invisible Guide - Miraculous deliverance from Indians - Safe Arrival - Finds his family suffering.
LEE IS TREATED BADLY BY THE "BRETHREN."
In camp - Angry words with Brigham Young - Gives an account of his Trip and Pays over the Money - Contrast, 1847 and 1877 - Opens a Store at Winter Quarters - Is Sealed to a number of Wives - Summer Quarters laid out - Life on the Border - Bravery of Lee's Wives - Jealousy of the Brethren - Murmurings of the Saints against Lee - Ingratitude and Heartlessness of Brigham Young.
LAST CONFESSION AND STATEMENT OF JOHN D. LEE
Closing events of Lee's Life - Startling Revelations of Crimes and Church Secrets, implicating Brigham Young and the Mormon Leaders - The Mountain Meadows Massacre, and all the particulars thereof.
CONFESSION CONTINUED AND CONCLUDED, MARCH 16, 1877, SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO HIS EXECUTION.
More Startling Revelations - Going "Over the Rim of the Basin - Brigham "goes to God" with his crimes, and is strengthened in a "Vision" - A "bully" Warrior - A model Indian Agent - Brigham preaches a "Red-hot" Sermon - The "Old Boss" on his travels - Brigham betrays Lee - Tricks of "Dirty Fingered Jake Hamblin - Some "Blood Atonements" - Some "Holy" men and their deeds - Exploits of the "Destroying Angels - Shocking Barbarities - End of Confession.
ARREST OF JOHN D. LEE BY WM. STROKES, DEPUTY U. S. MARSHALL.
Brigham Imagines he is going to be Assassinated - Lively Adventures of the Deputy Marshal - Hunting Lee in his Stronghold - Efforts of his sons to prevent his Arrest - Lee is found concealed in a pen, and is Arrested - A pungent Toast by one of his Daughters - The Journey to Beaver City.
TRIAL OF LEE AT BEAVER CITY, UTAH TERRITORY, SEPTEMBER, 1876.
Depositions of Brigham Young, George A. Smith, etc.- Witnesses Manufactured to order - Startling Developments - Determination of the Mormon Leaders to convict Lee.
TRIAL OF LEE CONTINUED.
Testimony of Witnesses - Getting at the bottom facts by a circuitous route - Model Witnesses.
TRIAL OF LEE CONCLUDED.
Conclusion of the Evidence - Conviction and Sentence of Lee - Additional facts.
NAMES AND PRESENT RESIDENCES.
Of the Mountain Meadows Assassins, as given by Lee.
EXECUTION OF JOHN D. LEE.
LIFE OF BRIGHAM YOUNG.