Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* The" Prologue" starts with Matthews being found innocent of murder.
* Matthews was found guilty of assault and contempt.
* Matthews lost all of his followers and left New York for Kirtland.
* Matthews presented himself to Joseph Smith as Joshua because he was infamous after his trial.
Elijah Pierson, Introduction and Parts 1 through 4 Abstract
* For Matthews...
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