See JS History, vol. A-1, microfilm, Dec. 1971, CHL. Only one leaf of the original pastedowns and flyleaves is extant. The pastedowns were replaced with undecorated paper in 1994, according to a conservation note on the verso of the extant marbled leaf archived with the volume.
JS History, vol. A-1. Microfilm, Dec. 1971. CHL. CR 100 102, reel 1.
See JS, Journal, 29 Oct. 1835 and 25 Jan. 1836 (see also entry for 29 Oct. 1835 herein).
Jessee, “Writing of Joseph Smith’s History,” 439–441, 450–451, 464.
Jessee, Dean C. “The Writing of Joseph Smith’s History.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 439–473.
The serialized publication of this history began in the 15 March 1842 issue of the Times and Seasons.
Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.
“Schedule of Church Records. Nauvoo 1846,” ; “Historian’s Office Catalogue 1858,” 2, Catalogs and Inventories, 1846–1904, CHL.
Historian’s Office. Catalogs and Inventories, 1846–1904. CHL. CR 100 130.
JS, Journal, 29 Oct. 1835; see also entry for 29 Oct. 1835 herein. In this case, “my journal” refers to JS’s 1834–1836 history, which JS also called his “large journal.”
JS History, 1834–1836, 105.
JS History, 1834–1836 / Smith, Joseph, et al. History, 1834–1836. In Joseph Smith et al., History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, back of book (earliest numbering), 9–20, 46–187. Historian's Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882. CHL. CR 100 102, box 1, vol. 1.
JS, Kirtland, OH, to William W. Phelps, [Independence, MO], 27 Nov. 1832, in JS Letterbook 1, pp. 1, 3.
JS Letterbook 1 / Smith, Joseph. “Letter Book A,” 1832–1835. Joseph Smith Collection. CHL. MS 155, box 2, fd. 1.
The corresponding entry in the 1835–1836 journal names the couples who were married: William F. Cahoon and Miranda Gibbs, Harvey Stanley and Lerona Cahoon, and Tunis Rappleye and Louisa Cutler.
The 1835–1836 journal notes that the congregation at the wedding was “so dense that it was verry unpleasant for all.” Cahoon later recalled, “I should suppose what with the people in the Church & outside as well there was 3000 people assembled.” (Cahoon, Autobiography, 44–45.)
Cahoon, William F. Autobiography, 1878. Microfilm. CHL. MS 8433.
See Psalm 133:1–3.
The Elders School moved from the schoolroom below the printing office to the third floor of the House of the Lord, in the room adjoining the westernmost room where the Hebrew School met. (See entry for 4 Jan. 1836; compare JS, Journal, 18 Jan. 1836; and JS History, vol. B-1, 693.)
JS History / Smith, Joseph, et al. History, 1838–1856. Vols. A-1–F-1 (original), A-2–E-2 (fair copy). Historian’s Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882. CHL. CR 100 102, boxes 1–7. The history for the period after 5 Aug. 1838 was composed after the death of Joseph Smith.
The seal on the letter was apparently opened prior to Peixotto’s receipt. In his reply, Warren Parrish included the following postscript: “The note that we sent you, was well sealed when it was put into the hands of the messenger; which you informed me you recieved open.” (Warren Parrish, Kirtland, OH, to Daniel Peixotto, [Willoughby, OH], 11 Jan. 1836.)