The integrity of those who disparaged William Law are analyzed.

Willard Richards

Willard Richards claimed that both William Law and Wilson Law were in the mob that killed Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Church historians have made the same claim, just not so directly.

The claim by Richards has since been proven false. Neither William or Wilson were in the area at the time.

Nauvoo City Council Members

Beginning with inciting a mob to destroy all copies of the Nauvoo Expositor, its thousand dollar press and the contents of the printing office, the populace of the City of Nauvoo were turned against the Laws by the Nauvoo City Council and the Mayor Joseph Smith.