Brigham's Destroying Angel: Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, the Danite Chief of Utah
John Hanson Beadle
Shepard book Company, 1904 - Mormon Church - 212 pages
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In 1983, my Grandmother, born 1902, hand wrote a brief family history which I only found after she passed away in 2002. According to my Grandmother, "... her Great Great Grandfather Bill Hickman who came over the plains with Brigham Young as one of his Destroying Angels. But later denounced the Mormon Church and wrote his confession..." She believed all copies of the book had been destroyed.
Some claim this was a publicity stunt by Hickman for self-promotion, however, those familiar with other historic documents related to the early history of the Mormon Church in Utah, will find that his accounts ring true to accounts told by others. Interesting and easy read.