Pachus

Leader of Zarahemla Coup

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Pachus

Pachus was the leader of the Nephite dissenters who revolted against Pahoran I, chief judge and governor, and drove the “freemen” from Zarahemla. The combined forces of Moroni and Pahoran invaded Zarahemla in 60 BC, killed Pachus, and placed his followers under arrest.

And the men of Pachus received their trial, according to the law, and also those king-men who had been taken and cast into prison; and they were executed according to the law; yea, those men of Pachus and those king-men, whosoever would not take up arms in the defence of their country, but would fight against it, were put to death.
And thus it became expedient that this law should be strictly observed for the safety of their country; yea, and whosoever was found denying their freedom was speedily executed according to the law.
(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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