During the harsh winter of 1838-39, Latter-day Saint refugees subject to the Extermination Order of Missouri governor Lilburn W. Boggs made their way to Quincy, Illinois.
The founder and mayor of Quincy at that time was a benevolent man named John Wood. Wood used his influence to get as many Quincy residents as possible to show kindness by assisting members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who had nowhere to turn for even the necessities of life. He helped raise money and motivate others to provide what they could. Virtually the entire town reached out and showed remarkable compassion to the homeless and desperate Mormons.
These images show his own home, which was standing at the time the Saints appealed to the good residents of Quincy for help.
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