Errata for Journals, Volume 2

This sheet identifies errors found in Journals, Volume 2: December 1841–April 1843. Minor errors, such as in the format of source citations, are not reported. The errors reported here occur in all printings of the volume and have been corrected in the transcripts, annotation, and reference material presented on this site. This sheet will be updated as additional errors are found. Please report additional errors by emailing

Page xix, last paragraph, lines 2 and 3. Delete “Thomas Reynolds” and insert “Lilburn W. Boggs”.

Page 42, note 144. Change “In November 1835,” to “In 1835,”.

Page 53, note 197. Change “Jessee Turpin” to “Jesse Turpin”.

Page 57, note 219. Remove note and replace it with “Probably John Snider’s hotel on the southeast corner of Sidney and Granger streets. (Hyrum Smith et al., Petition, 8 Mar. 1844, Nauvoo City, Records, 1841–1845; Nauvoo 1842 Tax Assessment, Nauvoo City, Records, 1841–1845.)”

Page 63, note 248, lines 1 and 2. Change “four additional people” to “five additional people”.

Page 95, line 11. After “Joseph B. Nobles” insert “[Noble]”.

Page 96, line 3. Move footnote indicator 358 to line 5, immediately before “Wednesday 17”.

Page 177, note 589, line 7. Change “10 May 1843” to “10 May 1841”.

Page 184, caption line 4. Change “Photograph by Welden C. Andersen.” to “Photograph by Alex D. Smith.”

Page 199, note 60, line 3. Change “aslo” to “also”.

Page 215, line 2 of Editorial Note: Change “1842” to “1843”.

Page 271, note 432: Change “possibly” to “Possibly”.

Page 271, note 433: Delete second instance of “Possibly”.

Page 366, caption line 3. Change “Seal Van Sickle” to “Selah Van Sickle”.

Pages 409–555. A number of updates and changes have been made to the reference material. The updates correct factual errors, add additional information, and remove biographical information that, while possibly accurate, could not be documented in primary sources or the most reliable secondary sources. Because the reference material supports all published volumes and all documents published on the website, the Smith Papers staff will not keep a record of the specific changes made to each entry published in Journals, Volume 2. Readers should refer to the Reference section of the Joseph Smith Papers website to find the corrected and updated information.

Page 508, Nauvoo Ecclesiastical Officers chart. Add Samuel Bent to the list of High Council members.

Page 513. Change “Marshall” to “Marshal”.