Mormon studies, Sally Randall, martyrdom, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith
Sally Carlisle was born in New Hampshire in 1805. She married James Randall, and they settled in Warsaw, New York, where they had two sons, George and Eli, and converted to Mormonism. They moved to Nauvoo in 1843. A collection of Sally’s letters addressed to friends and family has been preserved. The letter she wrote July 1, 1844, less than a week after the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, has a remarkable provenance (see sidebar).
Watkins, Jordan and Harper, Steven C.
""It Seems That All Nature Mourns": Sally Randall's Response to the Murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 46:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol46/iss1/4