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The Joseph Smith Papers

The authoritative source for the writings, teachings, and records of Joseph Smith



    Joseph Smith Papers Publishes Guide to Approximately 200 Legal Cases

    | Joseph Smith Papers Project

    The Joseph Smith Papers Project has released Legal Records: Case Introductions, a historical study aid that contextualizes Joseph Smith’s interactions with the law as a plaintiff/complainant, defendant, witness, or judge in approximately two hundred cases between 1819 and 1844. Available as an e-book only, Legal Records: Case Introductions is a compilation of historical introductions previously published at

    About the Joseph Smith Papers Project

    Joseph Smith (1805–1844) was the founding prophet and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers Project is an effort to transcribe, contextualize, and publish all his writings and teachings, including revelations, translations, letters, discourses, journals, histories, and legal and financial records.

    Published Volumes

    The Joseph Smith Papers will consist of twenty-seven volumes, divided into five series: Documents, Journals, Revelations and Translations, Histories, and Administrative Records; two additional series, the Legal Records series and the Financial Records series, will be published online.