Part 2: August 1834–January 1835

After the disbanded, , a member of the in , Ohio, accused JS of misconduct while leading the camp. After returning to Kirtland, JS dealt with these accusations for much of August 1834. Eventually Sylvester Smith recanted his charges in the Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate. JS also spent time in various councils, dealing with wayward members, counseling church members on whether to migrate to , and discussing the publication of what became the Doctrine and Covenants. In fall 1834, he made a brief trip to with and . In December 1834, JS appointed Cowdery, , and to the and oversaw the appointment of his father to the office of . The twenty-two documents in this part cover these events and include minutes of meetings, correspondence, and documents from the Sylvester Smith hearings.