Today is a big day at the Joseph Smith Papers: the release of Documents, Volume 6, covering February 1838 through August 1839. This volume—which includes letters, minutes of meetings, revelations, land transaction records, and accounts of discourses—illuminates one of the most difficult periods of Joseph Smith’s life and for the Latter-day Saints at large. Documents, Volume 6, traces this pivotal period in church history that includes the “Mormon War” in Missouri, the expulsion of the Latter-day Saints from the state, Joseph Smith’s time in Liberty jail, and the initial settlement of the Nauvoo, Illinois, area.
You are invited to join us for two events celebrating the release of this volume.
Joseph Smith Papers Conference
To celebrate the publication of Documents, Volumes 5 and 6, the Joseph Smith Papers Project invites you to attend a conference to be held on October 20, 2017, at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City.