例如，1842年4月28日，約瑟·斯密告訴納府慈助會，他和她們在一起的時間不多了。Nauvoo Relief Society, minutes, Apr. 28, 1842, 36, Church History Library, Salt Lake City; Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, Matthew J.Grow, eds., The First Fifty Years: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2016), 56.
Joseph Smith letter to Emma Smith, June 27, 1844, in Joseph Smith Collection, Church History Library, Salt Lake City.
早期的紀錄指出，泰來身中五槍，其中一槍打中他的懷錶而彈開了。後來的分析指出，如果這隻懷錶被子彈打中，早已解體，而且錶面的損壞很可能是泰來跌下窗台，導致錶針從內向外刺穿錶面所產生的。See Glen M.Leonard, Nauvoo: A Place of Peace, a People of Promise (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002), 397.
Oliver Boardman Huntington journal, Mar. 8, 1897, book 18, 62, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B.Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; see also Curtis G.Weber, “Skulls and Crossed Bones?: A Forensic Study of the Remains of Hyrum and Joseph Smith,” Mormon Historical Studies, vol. 10, no. 2 (2009), 1.
“Appendix 3: Willard Richards, Journal Excerpt, 23–27 June 1844,” in Willard Richards journal, 19–37, josephsmithpapers.org; LaJean Purcell Carruth, trans., and Mark Lyman Staker, ed., “John Taylor’s June 27, 1854, Account of the Martyrdom,” BYU Studies, vol. 50, no. 3 (2011), 25–62; see also Willard Richards, John Taylor, and Samuel H.Smith, “Awful Assassination of Joseph and Hyrum Smith,” Times and Seasons, July 1, 1844, 560–61; Willard Richards, John Taylor, and Samuel H.Smith, “Awful Assassination! ” Nauvoo Neighbor, extra issue, June 30, 1844; Willard Richards, “Two Minutes in Jail,” Nauvoo Neighbor, July 24, 1844; Willard Richards, “Two Minutes in Jail,” Times and Seasons, Aug. 1, 1844, 598–99; H. T. Reid, “Statement of Facts,” Times and Seasons, July 1, 1844, 561–63.
See Doctrine and Covenants, 1844 ed., 444–45, josephsmithpapers.org；亦見教義和聖約第135篇。儘管紀錄寫成的時候，泰來仍在療養傷勢，但許多人認為，是曾任報紙編輯的他寫下了這份紀錄。W. W. 斐普和其他人可能協助撰寫了第135篇，其中一部分是靠著泰來和理查的親眼見證。See Jeffrey D.Mahas, “Remembering the Martyrdom: DC 135,” in Matthew McBride and James Goldberg, eds., Revelations in Context: The Stories behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants (2016), 304–5.
Lyman Littlefield published Daniels’s account as a pamphlet: Lyman O.Littlefield, A Correct Account of the Murder of Generals Joseph and Hyrum Smith at Carthage, on the 27th Day of June, 1844, by William M.Daniels, an Eye Witness (Nauvoo, Illinois: John Taylor, 1845).For an example of another early account, see William Clayton, “Council of Fifty Minutes,” Feb. 27, 1845, in Matthew J.Grow, Ronald K.Esplin, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Gerrit J.Dirkmaat, and Jeffrey D.Mahas, eds., Administrative Records: Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846.Vol. 1 of the Administrative Records series of The Joseph Smith Papers, edited by Ronald K.Esplin, Matthew J.Grow, and Matthew C.Godfrey (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2016), 190–204.
Taylor’s account was first published by Richard F.Burton in The City of the Saints (1862) and was also used by B. H. Roberts in A Comprehensive History of the Church.See Mark H.Taylor, “John Taylor: Witness to the Martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith,” in Mary Jane Woodger, ed., John Taylor: Champion of Liberty (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 45–62.
Ronald K.Esplin, “Life in Nauvoo, June 1844: Vilate Kimball’s Martyrdom Letters,” BYU Studies, vol. 19, no. 2 (1979), 231–40.
Dallin H.Oaks and Marvin S.Hill, Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975); Marvin S.Hill, “Carthage Conspiracy Reconsidered: A Second Look at the Murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 97, no. 2(Summer 2004), 107–34.
See Oaks and Hill, Carthage Conspiracy, 217–21.