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The Joseph Smith Papers

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



    New Content on the Joseph Smith Papers Website

    | Joseph Smith Papers Project

    The Joseph Smith Papers is pleased to announce its latest web publication. This release features the entirety of Documents, Volume 12: March–July 1843, including all annotation and introductions, as well as related documents and additional versions of documents from the time period. We have also updated the organization of the legal content and added additional documents for the legal case United States v. Jeremiah Smith. Glossary entries for merchants with connections to Joseph Smith have also been added, as have a couple hundred new biographical entries. New images for several documents that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently purchased from the Community of Christ are also now available on the website.

    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.