Errata for Documents, Volume 6

This sheet identifies errors found in Documents, Volume 6: February 1838–August 1839. 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 josephsmithpapers@ldschurch.org.
Page xxi, line 9. Change “JS” to “Joseph Smith”.
Page xxiv, note 10. Change “Sampson Avard et al., Far West, MO, to Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, copy, Mormon War Papers, MSA, also available at josephsmithpapers.org” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org”.
Page 9, note 40. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 13, note 59, line 3. Change “Myron F. Bond Folder” to “Myron H. Bond Folder”.
Page 29, line 29. Change “Caroline Rockwell Smith” to “Caroline Grant Smith”.
Page 30, lines 14–17. These lines should be right justified instead of indented.
Page 39, note 196, line 3. Change “3 March letter” to “9 March letter”.
Page 47, line 22. Change “Sister Gates” to “Sister [Mary Snow] Gates”.
Page 80, line 24. “—Lorenzo Young [p. [1]]” should be right justified instead of indented.
Page 80, line 26. This line should be indented instead of centered. “[p. [2]]” should not be bold.
Page 86, note 440, line 7. Change “Letter to Edward Partridge, 10 Dec. 1833” to “Letter to Edward Partridge and Others, 10 Dec. 1833”.
Page 87, note 445. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 91, line 23. Change “Ooliver Cowdery” to “Oliver Cowdery”.
Page 91, line 25. Change “Oliver Cowdery” to “Ooliver Cowdery”.
Page 93, note 463, lines 9–10. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 94, note 466, lines 6–7. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 97, line 11. This line should be right justified instead of indented.
Page 99, line 12. Change “color it is now was” to “color it now was”.
Page 102, note 497, lines 9–10. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 103, line 22. This line should be right justified instead of indented.
Page 103, line 34. Change “search our” to “search out”.
Page 109, note 527. Change “traded it to Whitmer” to “traded it to John Whitmer”.
Page 114, note 550, line 8. Change “Br. Joseph” to “Br. Joseph”.
Page 134, note 634, line 2. Change “Book of Abraham Excerpt, between ca. Early July and ca. 26 nov. 1835” to “Book of Abraham Manuscript, ca. Early July–ca. November 1835–A”.
Page 136, note 641, line 7. Change “Notes Receivable from Chester Store” to “Notes Receivable from Rigdon, Smith & Co.”.
Page 152, lines 19–20. Change “handwriting and signatures of Thomas B. Marsh” to “handwriting of Thomas B. Marsh”.
Page 167, line 9. Change “Adam-ondi-ahman Mo.” to “Adam-ondi-ahman, Mo.”
Page 169, note 5. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 174, note 31. Change “Letter from Austin A. King, 10 Aug. 1838” to “Letter from Austin A. King, 10 Sept. 1838”.
Page 178, line 18. Change “a 30 March letter” to “a 30 March 1839 letter”.
Page 179, lines 23–24. Change “their families them from lies henceforth” to “their families them from henceforth”.
Page 181, note 82. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 188, note 127. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 191, line 6. Change “docketed the letter with” to “docketed it with”.
Page 193, note 157. Change “Revelation, 8 July 1838–D, copy” to “Revelation, 8 July 1838–E, copy”.
Page 194, line 23. Change “The letter includes redactions in graphite” to “The letter includes a redaction in graphite”.
Page 201, lines 21–26. These names should be right justified.
Page 202, line 19. Change “handwriting and signature of Elias Higbee” to “handwriting of Elias Higbee”.
Page 206, line 6. Before “Samuel Musick” add the following footnote: “text: Signature of Samuel Musick.”
Page 206, note 215. Change “Inscription is surrounded by” to “Inscription, in the handwriting of Edward Partridge, is surrounded by”.
Page 217, note 276. Change “In JS’s journal entry for 28 July 1838, Robinson noted” to “In JS’s journal entry for 28 July 1838, George W. Robinson noted”.
Page 225, line 13. Change “Joseph Smith Jr” to bold text.
Page 229, line 21. Change “bottom right corner” to “bottom left corner”.
Page 232, line 10. Change “OFFICE at” to “OFFICE at”.
Page 232, line 30. Change “patent” to “PATENT”.
Page 233, line 6. Extend the underlining to include “By”: “__By M[artin] Van Buren Jr Secy__”.
Page 240, note 386, line 3. Change “JS History, Draft Notes, 12 Sept. 1839” to “JS History, Draft Notes, 12 Sept. 1838”.
Page 245, line 16. Change “Pay Order, to JS and Edward Partridge” to “Pay Order, to Edward Partridge and JS”.
Page 252, line 5. Change “seven pages” to “five pages”.
Page 253, note 461. Change “Notes Receivable from Chester Store” to “Notes Receivable from Rigdon, Smith & Co.”.
Page 257, note 490, lines 4–5. Change “Receipt, Kirtland, OH, to Sidney Rigdon et al.” to “Receipt, Kirtland, OH, to Vinson Knight”.
Page 261, line 3. Change “Can Demd” to “Can demd”.
Page 261, note 503, line 6. Change “Notes Receivable from Chester Store” to “Notes Receivable from Rigdon, Smith & Co.”.
Page 263, line 9. “Timothy B Clark LS” should be right justified.
Page 270, line 1. Change “open and armed defiance” to “open and avowed defiance”.
Page 274, note 48, line 5. Change “Alva Tippets” to “Alvah Tippets”.
Page 275, note 55. Remove this footnote.
Page 285, note 97, line 10. Change “Notes Receivable from Chester Store” to “Notes Receivable from Rigdon, Smith & Co.”.
Page 288, lines 9–10. The extra spacing between these two lines should be moved between lines 8 and 9, i.e. after “Cahoon Carter & Co”.
Page 290, line 15. Change “handwriting and signature of JS” to “handwriting of JS”.
Page 292, line 18. Change “[p. 1]” to “[p. [1]]”.
Page 293, line 8. Change “[p. 3]” to “[p. [3]]”.
Page 293, lines 12–13. Change “handwriting and signature of JS” to “handwriting of JS”.
Page 306, note 199, lines 14–15. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 316, lines 17–19. Change “printed form with additions in handwriting of George W. Robinson; signature of George W. Robinson and signature of JS by George W. Robinson; notation by and signature of George W. Robinson” to “printed form with additions in handwriting of George W. Robinson; notation by George W. Robinson”.
Page 323, line 26. Change “two pages” to “one page”.
Page 324, line 23. Change “Sarah Beman” to “Sarah [Burt] Beman”.
Page 325, line 1. Change “J. B. Noble” to “J[oseph] B. Noble”.
Page 325, note 314. Change “Signature and ‘L S’ in handwriting of John B. Noble” to “Signature block and ‘L S’ in handwriting of Joseph B. Noble”.
Page 331, line 17. Remove “Includes endorsement.”
Page 332, line 1. Change “Katherine Smith Salisbury” to “Katharine Smith Salisbury”.
Page 332, note 362. Change “Katherine Smith Salisbury” to “Katharine Smith Salisbury”.
Page 335, note 373, line 5. Change “Notes Receivable from Chester Store” to “Notes Receivable from Rigdon, Smith & Co.”.
Page 342, note 410. Change “Buell” to “Presendia Huntington Buell”.
Page 344, line 15. Change “William [D.] Huntington” to “William Huntington”.
Page 344, line 25. Change “General Lucus [Robert Lucas]” to “General Lucus [Samuel D. Lucas]”.
Page 347, line 9. Move footnote indicator “440” after “has not”.
Page 347, note 440. Change “Cancellation and insertion in the handwriting of JS” to “Insertion and cancellation in the handwriting of JS”.
Page 351, note 461. Change “JS et al., Petition, Liberty, MO, 15 Mar. 1839” to “JS et al. Petition, Liberty , MO, between 9 and 15 Mar. 1839”.
Page 351, note 467. Change “JS et al., Petition, Liberty, MO, 15 Mar. 1839” to “JS et al. Petition, Liberty , MO, between 9 and 15 Mar. 1839”.
Page 352, line 13. “Joseph Smith Jun” should not be in bold.
Page 352, note 468. Change “Abraham Shafer handwriting ends; Elias Smith begins” to “Elias Smith handwriting begins”.
Page 372, lines 16–17. Change “handwriting and signatures of JS” to “handwriting of JS”.
Page 374, line 11. Change “howeveve[r]” to “howeveve [however]”.
Page 375, line 5. Change “I wa[n]t you” to “I want you”.
Page 388, line 22. Change “with insertions by JS” to “with insertion by JS”.
Page 400, note 788, line 1. Change “late eighteen century” to “late eighteenth century”.
Page 422, line 3. Change “JS, Promissory Note, MO” to “[JS], Promissory Note, Missouri”.
Page 439, lines 3–4. Change “JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith” to “Sidney Rigdon, JS, and Hyrum Smith”.
Page 446, line 17–page 447, line 1. The two braces following the names of “Joseph Smith Jr” and “J[ames] Mulholland” should be a single brace spanning both lines.
Page 448, lines 27–28. Change “against our Church—” to “against our Church—”.
Page 452, line 3. Change “6 May 1839, Quincy, Adams Co., IL” to “Quincy, Adams Co., IL, 6 May 1839”.
Page 456, lines 14 and 15. These two lines should be right justified.
Page 456, line 20. Change “Authorization for Oliver Granger” to “Authorization, for Oliver Granger”.
Page 462, line 15. Change “T[homas] H. Benton” to “T. H. [Thomas Hart] Benton”.
Page 464, line 5. Instead of “Excuse haste &c &c} I have not time to Copy}” each phrase should be on its own line with a single brace spanning both lines: “Excuse haste &c &c | I have not time to Copy”.
Page 464, note 167. In both places, instead of italicized numbers for the page numbers, the numbers should be in quotes: “‘8’ and ‘9’”.
Page 467, note 183. Change “Oliver Cowdery et al., Far West, MO, ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.” to “Letter to Oliver Cowdery et al., ca. 17 June 1838, at josephsmithpapers.org.”
Page 475, line 20. Move handshift indicator and footnote 225 indicator one line above, before “18¾”.
Page 479, line 23. Change “Authorization for Stephen Markham” to “Authorization, for Stephen Markham”.
Page 484, line 26. This line should be right justified.
Page 495, line 4. Dateline should be right justified.
Page 499, note 343. Change “Park’s account” to “Parks’s account”.
Page 513, line 13. Dateline should be right justified.
Page 513, line 14. Change “also to Prests.” to “also to Prests.
Page 516, note 434, lines 3–4. Change “visited Nashville, Illinois” to “visited Nashville”.
Page 523, lines 4–5. There should not be a break in the strikethrough line; this is a continuous cancellation.
Page 535, line 10. Remove “Sunday 28 meeting held as usual. [. . .] [p. 9] [. . .]”
Page 535, lines 19–20. Change “handwriting of William Perkins; signature of Mead & Betts in unidentified handwriting, possibly Salmon Osborn” to “handwriting of William Perkins and unidentified scribe, possibly Salmon Osborn”.
Page 538, line 2. At beginning of the line add a “/” with a text footnote reading “William Perkins handwriting begins.”
Page 538, line 24. Before “Dated at” add a “/” with a text footnote reading “William Perkins handwriting ends; unidentified—possibly Salmon Osborn—begins.”
Page 551, line 1. Change “pp. 63–73” to “pp. 75–79”.
Page 553, lines 16–17. Change “to JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith” to “to Sidney Rigdon, JS, and Hyrum Smith”.
Page 557, line 11. Change “Paid” to “<​Paid​>” and move footnote 692 from line 10 to follow this insertion.
Page 557, lines 18–19. Change “to JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith” to “to Sidney Rigdon, JS, and Hyrum Smith”.
Page 558, note 696. Change “556–557” to “559–560”.
Page 558, note 699. Change “White provided JS and his counselors” to “Hotchkiss provided JS and his counselors”.
Page 559, note 700. Change “The location and date were written vertically in the left margin” to “The remainder of the text was written vertically in the left margin”; and move footnote indicator before “Nauvoo” on line 18.
Page 559, line 29. Change “Sidney Rigdon, JS, and Hyrum Smith, Promissory Note” to “[Sidney Rigdon, JS, and Hyrum Smith], Promissory Note”.
Page 559, lines 30–31. Change “probable signatures of JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith” to “probable signatures of Sidney Rigdon, JS, and Hyrum Smith”.
Page 560, note 705. Change “signed by JS, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith” to “signed by Sidney Rigdon, JS, and Hyrum Smith”.
Pages 563–733. 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 Documents, Volume 6. Readers should refer to the Reference section of the Joseph Smith Papers website to find the corrected and updated information.
Page 563, line 34. Change “Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Hancock Co., IL” to “Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL”.
Page 568, line 9. Change “LICENSE RECORDS BOOK A” to “License Records Book A”.
Page 568, line 39. Change “He may have had already...” to “He may have already...”