Lack of Obedience at Haun's Mill
Joseph Smith

The Prophet Joseph Smith was in Far West at the time of the Haun's Mill Massacre. He had counseled the families near Haun's Mill to leave the area and move to Far West. Later on he said: "Up to this day God had given me wisdom to save the people who took counsel. None had ever been killed who abode by my counsel. At Haun's Mill, the brethren went contrary to my counsel; if they had not, their lives would have been spared."

(Cited in Jenson, Historical Record, 1:500)

Jeremiah 31-32, 52; Lamentations 1

Old Testament