Date: May 05, 2016 07:06PM
It does go to show his extreme ego and blind ambition that he would consider running for president while ordaining himself a prophet at the same time he was organizing the Mormon church.
I read a historical fiction where Smith shows up at a social function of Mary Todd Lincoln and Abraham. He was received at the door, but not welcomed in.
That was the author taking artistic license to placing them in each other's paths crossing, at least that one time.
Although there is no evidence suggesting the two actually met in person, though Lincoln was familiar with who Smith was probably well known by then as a false prophet at the time Smith announced his candidacy.http://www.ldsliberty.org/liberal-or-conservative-joseph-smiths-1844-presidential-platform/
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